Sunday, March 29, 2015

Feeling SPRINGY!! (Jalie 2787 - Knit Top)

I don’t know about you guys, but it is feeling springy here in Alaska. Actually, it’s been a record-breaking mild winter with no snow. With the warm temperatures and lack of snow, I’ve decided it’s spring. I have vowed to no longer wear tights and boots to work. All last week, I wore sandals, dammit. And I’m going to keep it up until the end of the school year. I also decided I needed more bright knit tops. How’s this for bright? Blue! Pink! Red! Orange!! Yellow!! Here’s your glam shot, by the way.


This pattern is an oldie but goodie (Jalie 2787). It has two diagonal panels that cross in the front and a lower panel that attaches to the inside diagonal piece. I really like how you can use a different color to show off the lines.


This (of course!) is National City Swap Meet fabric. I bought lots of this fabric because it’s a medium cotton knit. I have it in lots of different colors and prints.


Don’t you love the blue color?


I guess I thought it was important for you to see the crossed front. There seem to be a lot of these front pictures.


Here’s the inside view of the front side.


To make the contrast bands, I sewed the orange bands on RST and put some clear elastic in the seam too. Then I wrapped the orange to the back and topstitched from the front. I trimmed the extra on the back. You can see it in the picture below.


I always reinforce my shoulders with some of the scrap pieces of knit.


Happy sewing! I’m hoping to make a few more knit tops and a RED pair of jeans soon. I want another pair of capris.


Cristina said...

Love your bright blue top!! Nice to wear with withe shorts here in the hot Miami...where the summer lasts all year long! 😁 Thanks for every sewing work that you post. I learn a lot about sewing and best of all I love your good vibe. Keep going!! Cristina

Andrea said...

Spring could not come soon enough for me. Your to sings spring. Interesting how you stabilize your shoulder seams. I will do that from now on.

LSV said...

Gorgeous colors! I also like your tip for stabilizing, I have just run out of twill tape that I usually use, so will try scraps! Perfect!

Stephanie Esposito Schiel said...

Beautiful top! I live in PA and we are still having winter. Sandals are a long way off for us, at least until the mud dries up!