The Seafarer Top Pattern by Sew Much Ado
I printed the pattern out, taped it together then it sat around for the next 6 weeks until I had a clean up on the weekend and found a nice piece of fabric I thought would be perfect to try out.
So I cut it out, decided on my options, yes there are a number of options you can choose from, you can have bands on the arms or not, a band around the bottom/hip area, and one around the neckline if you choose.... OR you can choose to do all of those without bands or a combination as I have done.
I nearly forgot there is a pocket option and instructions on adding a lace or ribbon detail down the front
I wanted to experiment too so I cut it out 1 size smaller than I measured to see if it would fit a little closer like a regular t-shirt.
The instructions are VERY good. Lots of great explanations and pictures to follow, some good suggestions for working with knits for newbies like me and also for handling them a little better to stop it getting out of shape and stretching while sewing.
I think it took me less than 1 hour to put together, that includes cutting fabric and sewing it to completion and it was soooooo easy to do. I have to admit, I do have an overlocker so that made it super easy, I just had to make sure I did a test run on some scrap and adjust the feed so it didn't stretch the fabri cout.
I didn't feel hesitant or confused at any point and it just worked. Here are my photo's, I have put bands on the arms and the neck but done the longer bottom hem.
|View of the Arm and Neck band.|
|Please excuse the thread hanging down on my arm, I totally missed that and it's too cold to strip off and do it again.|
Just for the record I have not been paid or bribed in any way to write this review, I just throught i would share......
Also I know some of you may hate my fabric but it was an odd end and I will wear it for Netball training and working out, it's super comfy and I quite like it.