becomes quite difficult. Unless of course unless you take into consideration:
- Time spent thinking about sewing
- Time spent perusing pattern after pattern
- Time spent pulling piles of fabric from the stash trying to decide just which piece to use; then having to put the fabric back up again
Vogue 1261 won out this week after hibernating in the pattern stash since 2013.
I chose View B, an easy enough top to make.
- I alleviated the center back seam because what's the point of having it on this particular design.
- I toyed with using the exposed/top-stitched armhole seaming as the pattern suggested but decided not to due to the textured knit chosen for the project. I stitched the sleeve in flat and then top-stitched the seam.
- I hemmed the sleeves but zigzagged the bottom hem as a finish. Normally I would have serged the bottom hem then turned up to stitch. But in this case I had only one spool of mustard cone thread, and I felt that turning up to stitch would have caused the hem to be a bit bumpy due to this textured knit.
- I folded the collar and stitched to the neckline, then top-stitched the seam down
- View B runs smaller than Views A or C
- Sleeves of View B are smaller than those of Views A and C
- The sleeves are tight and need enlarging
Besides that, the sleeves even looked tight the pattern envelope. I think it's a great top give the fact that I should have cut a size larger and enlarged the sleeves.
Nice top, but future makers beware...