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Simple Sew Jersey Top


You know how it is when you go into a fabric shop for one thing, and come out with not only what you went in to buy, but other fabric as well. This is very much a case in point, although I did happen to take the pattern with me just in case.

So this is the free pattern from Love Sewing Issue 17. I don’t need any more tops, but as you can see, I found some beautiful fabric and had to buy it. It came from Guthrie Ghani. Indeed, I took it home, washed it, and because it was a hot day, it dried in no time, and then it was cut out before lunch.

I made the whole thing on the overlocker in round about 2 hours, and a lot of that was spent getting the bands evenly attached. I actually tacked the neck band first, although I suspect it wasn’t necessary. The others, I pinned carefully and evenly and then straight into the overlocker. Done!

I like the waist band and the sleeve bands, but I am not sure about the neck. I know that it is meant to ‘slouch’, and given slightly narrow shoulders, maybe it slouches slightly more than it might. But it bodes well that I took it straight off the ironing board after its final press and wore it, and I haven’t taken it off since I had the photo taken. Just to say that it doesn’t really go with the red trousers, but as I had just done photos for the trousers, I lazily didn’t change for the top photos. Whilst I had a photographer, we did two pictures!


2 comments on “Simple Sew Jersey Top

  1. ditsytulip
    August 23, 2015

    Hi, the top looks great, drapes very well!! Was it simple to bake? That tops on my list to make but haven’t found any quality jersey in my local store, I’ve just made the crossover version, details on my blog if you fancy taking a peek! 🌷🌷🌷

    • ann hebden
      September 13, 2015

      HI there. Thanks for reading my blog. Yes, the top is simple to make, although the bands need to be stretched evenly to fit. I used my overlocker on every seam. Bought the fabric in the morning, washed it, dried it and had finished the top by 4 p.m. Good luck with it. Ann

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