Almost every time I make something, I think to myself, "This is my favorite thing I've ever made!" So clearly that statement doesn't really hold much weight around here, but this time I think I might really mean it...
For starter's, I love this top because I made it completely, 100%, totally without the assistance of a pattern of any kind - the first time I've ever done that! All I used was Vanessa, some pins, and some scissors. I knew I wanted a black-and-white-striped, 3/4 sleeve top because of how cute this gal looks in hers. I ordered this interlock knit from Fabric.com, and when it arrived, I was super stoked to find it was a little bit thicker - not flimsy or thin at all - so it feels kind of luxurious!
First, I pinned the fabric around her to get the general shape, and cut the rest away:
Then I cut the neckline the way I wanted it to be, cut off the excess above the shoulders, and brought in the sides a little for a better fit:
I sewed that all up, and then made some tubes for sleeves:
Last steps: attached the sleeves, finished all the edges, and attached the binding around the neck. The final result:
My mom will agree with me on this one: I love boatnecks. So flattering, so feminine, and so classic.
Up next (after a holiday trip home!): something colorful...