Thursday, January 22, 2009

Circle Dot Knit Top

I got some nice ITY knit fabric at JoAnn's the other day, but there was only a little bit over a yard of it. I was sure I could make a knit top with shortened sleeves, and this is what came of it.


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The original pattern is the top from Fashion Sewing Group #1960. I've made it before and add a CB seam to allow for a swayback alteration. This time I wanted a different neckline, and I turned to a book called 19 Shirts From 1 Pattern. It was a prize I won at the fair several years ago, and it's not a new book, but it has lots of ideas for changing a plain Tee pattern with different necklines, sleeves, etc.

I lowered the front neckline about 4" and did a binding. I then added a collar. I think it turned out pretty cute, and I really like the fabric. It's completely different than anything else I have, and I think it will be fun to wear when it warms up a little.

You can see another front view, and a 3/4 back view showing the nice back fit below.


Thanks to my sister for taking the photos for me!

Edited to add a link to the book mentioned. It's a 1982 copyright, and somewhat dated, but there are still a few copies around apparently.

18 comments:

Pamela Erny said...

What a gorgeous top Liana!

You look FABULOUS!

Joyce said...

I love the fabric. Great job!

Sew Passionista said...

Very nice tee and I love your neck treatment. What a great design element!

Susan said...

That is a beautiful top. The fabric is the perfect choice and I agree that the neck treatment adds a special touch.

LisaB said...

Great top! While the neckline treatment is really interesting, I'm curious to see your back pattern piece. Any chance of taking a picture of it to show the shaping provided by the CB seam?

Omega said...

I love your top, I really like dots and circles. Great fabric and nice job!

Little Hunting Creek said...

What a cute shirt! I love the dots and the neckline.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Liana - that is a great top! But I just wanted to say that you are beautiful in these pictures. Wooohooo!!!

Summerset said...

Great top, but I think the pictures of you are just fabulous! You look wonderful!

Vicki said...

Nice top! And the photos of you a just lovely too :)) You look so natural and happy.

Nancy W. said...

I love the neckline you made on this. I have made this top before, and found the armscye to be quite low. It does not look that way on yours. Did you raise it? If so, how did you adjust the sleeve to fit? Thanks
Nancy

Pamela Erny said...

Liana...please stop by my blog to pick up an award!


Pam, from ~Off The Cuff Style~

Birgitte said...

Hi Liana,
I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thanks for all your wonderful posts.

Bunny said...

Great top! You look wonderful in these photos, but you always do!

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous top! Such a pretty collar!

Nancy K said...

Great top Liana. It is so quick to use a tnt pattern and change the neckline a bit. Love it.

lakaribane said...

Really cute! The book you ref also sounds interesting but I couldn't find it on Amazon.

Could I have the author's name, please?

Liana said...

lakaribane, I edited the post to add a link to the book on Amazon. The author is Artefebas. (Maybe an anagram?)