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Floral tie-neck knit top

Added Apr 22, 2012

by m1khaela

Brooklyn, New Yo...






My Jalie 2921 knit scarf-collar floral top: quick, easy and satisfying! And now officially my favorite top I own! Wore it to work Friday and received two unsolicited compliments (by which I mean, they were given without me blurting out “I-made-this-top-what-do-you-think?!” first). It’s a close-fitting v-neck knit top with a two-piece front and various sleeve length and scarf collar options. I made the S (34" bust) overall, but as per Katie’s tips traced the size V (37") for the bust and front sleeve armhole (to adjust for my 37" full bust).

There’s still about 3-4" negative ease across the bust—just enough to make it fitted, but not enough to distort the side seams when I wear it). The waist (which I tapered back to the smaller size) has a few inches of positive ease—I might take it in more next time I make this.

I sewed the seams on the serger and the twin-needle hem on my regular sewing machine.

More details on my blog, Polka Dot Overload

Material Notes

Poly (ITY?) geometric floral jersey from Metro Textiles in NYC, with a fun 1960s vibe to the print. $6 for 1.5 yards, I believe, and I still have enough left for a sleeveless top. It’s really awesome and soft and substantial and has a great drape and cling to it. Sadly, like most of its polyester sisters it does NOT press, so the hemming was a bit difficult.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Knits/Jersey, Polyester



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    Apr 22, 2012, 06.18 PMby ghainskom

    Omg is tha baby z? She’s grown so much! Glad to see you’re back sewing and love the outfit.

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    Apr 22, 2012, 04.27 AMby elisana

    so cute! I’d totally give you an unsolicited compliment if I saw it!

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