June 9, 2013
In my ongoing mission to make tops which are neither plain t-shirts nor black, I've added yet another top with a twist to my wardrobe. A garment which was meant to be flattering, comfortable and practical for work. And I think I've achieved that. (sorry, no smiling pictures this time. In those, my eyes were closed ;)
I just used the pattern I've made back in November 2011 for my moss green twist top. A pattern which I had already re-used last year, to make the pale grey dress to wear to a friend's wedding.
What can say? I just like the look of the twist combined with the dropped shoulder...
Like the dress, this new top has a short sleeve but I also made a new ehh... twist on the design.
Instead of just finishing the edges, I added a band along the neckline. This gives a more modest amount of cleavage and it's an easy finish.
The top is a bit more close-fitting than the previous garments because those were made from rather soft and stretchy viscose jerseys while this one is in a thin but less stretchy brown cotton jersey.
For the hems, I think I've now figured out a which tension setting my serger creates the best flatlock stitches. I really like this. It's quick, sturdy yet stretchy and I don't think it looks bad either.
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This is nice. I particularly like the finish that the v-binding adds. I'm a newish reader and I'm also trying to work on tops that are not black or plain t-shirts, at least not at the same time! Good inspiration, thank you!ReplyDelete
I really like this version, especially the neck band. Thanks for reminding people that a serger makes a functional hem and that many people don't need a cover stitch just to hem knits.ReplyDelete
I love this top! It looks great on you. This is a good idea for finishing edges! I have to try it on my serge.ReplyDelete
Nice top and looks good on you. May I know the serger settings to achieve flat lock stitches ? ThanksReplyDelete
Really nice top. The twist looks greatReplyDelete
Love the look of your gorgeous top.ReplyDelete