I am very happy to be part of this Sew Stretchy Challenge … And it’s good timing too as I love making knit tops and dresses in preparation for the sunny spring/summer weather.
I’d like to show you my new top – New Look 6940. I was looking to sew up some knits and had already purchased FIVE knit fabrics to add to my stash (over a period of a month or so – I know, way too much!) but then realized that I didn’t have any knit patterns that were suitable, so off to the fabric store I went again to load up on knit patterns!
This brown print ITY knit fabric (polyester/lycra) actually started off as a dress (a long story which you can read about here on my blog) but it ended up being a top instead! Which was definitely a better choice!
The pattern and fabric were so easy to trace, cut out and sew up on my sewing machine. So easy, that I think I should sew up another one very soon! I had no problems putting this material through my machine, they both behaved beautifully.
I pretty much stuck to the pattern, except when I put single fold bias tape on the neckline and the sleeve and bottom hems.
So I consider this one to be a real winner!