Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sewing for Me: The Seafarer Top Pattern

Recently, I've started sewing for myself! I had the chance to test out this pattern for a knit top and I am so excited to have a few new tops in my wardrobe. Since I still have baby weight to shed, I'm trying to sew from the material I have in my stash. That way I can customize the fit.

Abby, from Sew Much Ado, just released the Seafarer top pattern. And if you are in need of a new top I definitely recommend this one! I made both versions and I wear one or the other multiple times a week. They were so easy to sew, came together quickly, and are the most comfortable tops I have.

The pattern is easy to follow and she gives awesome tips about sewing with knits. Which is so wonderful to a person (like me!) who is new to the world of knit material!

By the way, how awkward is it to pose for pictures? What do you do with your hands? Why do we notice so many flaws? If my kids are in the pictures with me, I am so much more comfortable! But I had to show you just how cute to tops are so here we go.

The first version has a banded neckline, arms and waist. I used a coral and white striped, medium weight material.  I almost lined up the stripes perfectly. So close.

 

The second version has a regular hemmed neckline, arms and waist. Blue and white striped, medium weight  material. I lined up the stripes much better on this one!

I have a few ideas for dresses, and another top, for myself and hope to get started on those soon!

Oh, and this little guy is almost 7 months old!

1 comment:

Inder-ific said...

Oooh, this looks great! I love soft knit tops, and I really want to try this pattern one of these days! So many things to sew, so little time!

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