Sunday, December 6, 2015

Flutter Sleeve Top

I've had this really interesting fabric for quite a while - at least two years, but maybe more than seven years.  I'n not sure, but I finally acted on wanting to make something with it.

I originally thought I'd use this Butterick pattern.  I more recently decided that the pattern was too fussy for me, so I sold it:

I finally settled on this pattern.  I made the bottom view without sleeve slits:

Hubby helped me decide how to place the stripes, so the layout was fun.  I mostly cut it out for size 18, but I cut the smallest neck size:

I pinned the shoulder seams:

I used a log, narrow zigzag stitch to sew my seams:

After I made and attached the facing, I understitched with a three-step zigzag stitch:

I finished by topstitching about an inch from the neck edge.  then I sewed the side seams.

Because it's a knit, I did not hem the sleeves or the lower edge.

It was quick to make and it's easy to wear:

When I make it again, I will lengthen it by about three inches, since it barely tucks into my shorts and skirts.

I highly recommend this pattern!

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