For my first RTW Fast sewing project I’m starting off with these two adorable stretch knit tops for my granddaughters. I used my serger for all of the seams and to finish the edges before turning them under. I used the stretch stitch on my Pfaff to top stitch around the neck, sleeve and bottom edges. For the detail in the back, I did a little hand-stitching to keep the knot-like piece centered.
Again, as I did for my own sparkly top, I used Lekala Sewing Pattern Company to input the measurements of the girls and then printed the patterns out and taped them together. I always opt for the seam-allowence which is smaller than 5/8 in, because it works great for the serger and saves on fabric. You can get the pattern without seam-allowence, if you prefer to add your own. Despite the somewhat confusing directions because of the translation from Russian, it’s a great little pattern, that’s pretty easy to figure out, even if you are a novice sewer.
This pattern company is worth a visit, especially if you don’t always fit into the big 4 company patterns. Just plug in your measurements, and print out a pattern! The price is right too, between free and three dollars. You can’t beat that!