Monday, September 7, 2009

I Made a Knit Top!

Look what I whipped up last night!

Alright, technically, that's not completely true. I already had the pattern traced and I made a muslin a few months ago, so all I had to do was cut and sew. And I finished it up this morning. But you get the idea.

This is Burda 01-2009-110, the knit top. I haven't made these pants yet, but I have my eye on them...

I made a size 44 with no adjustments. I used this cool geometric knit I got last Friday at Hancock's. I'm pretty pleased. The top went together great and it was pretty easy. I didn't quite understand Burda's back neck facing instructions, so I didn't use them. I ironed a strip of knit interfacing along the neckline of both fronts and the back piece, sewed the pieces together at the shoulders, and serged the long edge. Then I just turned it under 1/2" and stitched it down with a twin needle. Looks just fine.
My only complaint about this is the super plunging neckline- this is a little extreme even for Burda! But, I knew it going into the project from my muslin. And the knit fabic I used is a little bit sheer, so I knew I'd be wearing a cami underneath, so it's okay. I've already adjusted the pattern pieces to help with this next time.

Alright, I'm psyched! I've got my high waist pants ready to cut out, and I've got several more things on tap. There's a load of fabric in the wash right now! Stay tuned for updates!


Cennetta said...

It's really cute. I was thinking about making this one too. Looking good, lady! ;-)

Shannon said...

I love this! Your fabric choices continue to impress. I wish I could sew like you!!

Shannon said...

Yowza! That style works for you! You should make more!

julia said...

Great top, both the fabric and style are great!