Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Have You Seen This Top?

I have a little bit of mojo going in light of the impending GCGSW, so I found this top lying on a pile of knit tops that didn't fit right and decided to save it. It previously had short sleeves which were too tight, and the armscye was biting into me in the back, but once I ripped off the sleeves, it sat better. Thus it became a tank.

Sad thing is, I have no idea what pattern I used for this. I held the Renfrew up to it, but it didn't match.

What a swayback - I look like I'm bending over backwards!

I couldn't find the remnants of fabric, so that precluded any nice bands. I just pressed under about 3/4" and stitched on the top of it. I didn't want to mess with the coverstitch all night, since I haven't perfected finishing seams yet, so I popped in my twin needle and was about 1" from finishing the hem when one of the needles broke - DOH!

Therefore, I popped in a single stretch needle and did a triple stretch stitch with one color, then the other color.

I'm happy to have salvaged something wearable, but I wish I knew what pattern it was, because I like the neckline. The hem is a little too snug.

Now I need to knit a black shrug so I can wear it to work!


BeckyW said...

Good save. I do like the shape of the neckline a lot. Please post about it if you figure it out.

Pam said...

I love it! I'm glad to see your post! I have a little mojo going -- I'm going to have to post as well!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Becky, it's funny - I made that right after our last GCGSW with the same pattern I was working on then, and the sleeves still didn't fit - DOH! The pattern is the scoop-neck T-shirt from the Craftsy Sewing with Knits with Meg McElwee. May have to toss that one and work on a different Tshirt pattern.

Pam - you're like me with the posting lately. Jump on that mojo!

Sheila said...

Pretty tank. ..love scoop neck tops.. now I want purple print fabric. Great save.