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oversized knit striped top

Added Oct 13, 2011

by juebejue

San Jose, Califo...






I had gotten some really cheap knit material from Hancock a while back. It is this weird T-shirt material with stripes, except the stripe is not horizontal, or vertical, or even 45 degrees to the selvage. But it was only a dollar a yard, so I thought – what the heck. Its pretty perfect for me to use to try out the pattern. I had cut the front and back patterns not on a fold so that I can achieve a slight chevron striped look, which is actually quite flattering. I also made sure to match the stripes between the front and the back pattern pieces. I forgot to match the sleeves, but i think it looks fine.

I used an XS on the pattern (McCall 6205 ), even though with my current measurement I should really be a medium. Perhaps my knit material is more stretchy than they expected. Also, I had to chop off a lot of materials on the long back — otherwise the back seam reaches almost to my knees!

Other than those, I think I might use this pattern again after I find myself some thicker knit to work with — sweater time!

Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Oct 15, 2011, 03.19 PMby lizajane09

    The sleeve looks totally intentional. Love this and you look so great!

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    Oct 14, 2011, 06.03 AMby otrotamal

    love it!

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    Oct 14, 2011, 04.44 AMby Sophie <3

    Want! I love oversized clothes. Swimming in a pool < Swimming in my clothes.

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    Oct 13, 2011, 09.57 PMby nookie

    love the chevron effect – looks super comfy

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