sewing with knits

sucker for knits

I got sucked in my Kristin’s (Skirt As Top) Scoop Top tutorial that she posted the other day.  So I went downstairs and dug through my bin of knits and fished out this lovely stuff.

Kristin did an amazing job with the pattern (a women’s small/medium) and the directions.  I was really pleased after I tried it on!  Don’t think that I didn’t have my struggles though.  ha, no sewing project of mine would be complete without at least some.  I for sure thought at one point that it was going to look like one of my kids tried to make me a t-shirt.  Luckily I think I escaped that notion.

I hemmed the sleeves backwards, but ended up coming up with a kind of cool finish anyway.  I also used the stay tape at the hem at the bottom, but ended up cutting it off and just trying again without it.  For whatever reason it didn’t want to work for me without looking like a hoola hoop was stuck in the hem.

I’m excited mostly because I put it on after finishing and didn’t take it off for the whole day.  That’s a first for me.  Gotta love a comfy knit.

20 thoughts on “sucker for knits

  1. Jeni says:

    It turned out so cute! Love the color too! πŸ™‚

  2. Already downloaded! It does fit you really nicely!

  3. That’s very cute! I like your sleeve hem, too.

  4. Jessica says:

    Oh it’s the perfect shirt!!! I love it on you! I love Kristin! I love knits! I must lose twenty pounds today so this shirt will fit me!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Krista says:

    It’s perfect on you! Cool zipper teeth necklace too! I just looked at her tutorial and it almost looks doable? I like that the stay tape might help keep my machine from eating the fabric. Now to just find some cool jersey.

  6. JuneBug says:

    How do you do your coverstitch at the sleeve and bottom hems? Looks great – fits you so well. You are sure giving me courage to try knits πŸ™‚

  7. kristin says:

    It looks so great, Anna!! I love that color, and the fabric looks so soft. I’m still sort of wrapping my brain around the fact that I put a pattern out there for a woman’s garment and it actually fits someone other than me! Thanks for giving it a whirl! πŸ˜€

  8. Vanessa says:

    I think you and Kristin both did a great job! The shirt has a really great fit. I’m with Jessica….I’ve got to lose a few before this will look cute on me but maybe that’s incentive!!!

  9. Amanda says:

    It does look great! I haven’t done much sewing with knits… I really need to try it sometime!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    the shirt looks great, but tell me about that necklace, please. it’s loverly

    1. Anna says:

      It’s actually from American Eagle Outfitters a few years ago. It would be easy to make though! Just metal beads and some braiding!

  11. Great shirt Anna! I need to get back into knits for the grands.

  12. Nilya says:

    It´s a gorgeous shirt – love the neckline!

  13. Katy Cameron says:

    I totally thought the backwards cuffs were deliberate until you said otherwise!

  14. It’s really lovely, looks like a perfect fit and cute with the necklace too.

  15. It looks very flattering. And I love how soft the fabric looks in the photos!

  16. Fun! I love a good scoop neck! Must try this!

  17. amandajean says:

    It looks so good on you! Your photos are always amazing.

  18. Delia says:

    Super cute Anna! Love love this top!

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