A super easy knit top. Easy to make and easy to wear. I made the long sleeved version. I cut a size 12, shortened the sleeves by 1" and shortened the length by 1.5". I also had to grade out the hip area to a 14 at the hem.
It's not me, it's Jennifer. She really does not like knit fabrics. But Betty has come to the rescue, good old Betty. Oh, perhaps I should point out that Jennifer is my Janome 1660P and Betty is my lovely old Bernina 730. I don't have two ladies hidden away doing all the sewing for me!
Trust me, Jennifer and I tried everything we could think of, ballpoint needles, blue tipped ballpoint needles, stretch needle, normal needles all to no avail. Ollie (the overlocker) tried and he did much better than I expected. Bearing in mind Ollie only has 1 needle (shamefully the same one since I have purchased him over 20 years ago) and squeeks when helping me, He was a winner with this project. BUT you can't use the overlocker too much on this one because of the casings for the elastic at the arm and underbust points.
Anyhoo, Betty saved the day. Here it is modeled on Vivienne for now. I'll be wearing it over the next week so you will see it in the MMJ page shortly.
|It looks much better on a real body!|
|It's a dogs' life!|