Orange and Pink Striped Top


366_small_image_1822Fabric: Medium Stretch Jersey Knit from Beverly’s
Pattern: Tee-shirt Top – Sewing Pattern #5922
Year: contemporary
Notions:  matching thread for top-stitching
Time to complete:  A few hours
First worn: March 26, 2014
Wear again? Yes, it’s comfortable, and looks good with jeans.
Total price: 1 yard stretch knit jersey $4.00,  Pattern $2.24


I’m editing a batch of Lekala’s Stretch Knit Tops at the moment. They have interesting design details on many of the tops, as well as the typical tee-shirt styles. I like to go through the construction of some of the patterns, just to see how they look.

IMG_7886 On this particular pattern, I enlarged the neckline,  and shortened the sleeves for a more flattering look on me.  Jersey knit tops are easy to alter as you go. I just marked a new neck and serged it.


IMG_7885I made the pleats on the left, following the marks on the pattern. They were a little tricky, so I suggested that add some arrows to the pleat marks for clarity.


I’ll be making up  more of Lekala’s unique Jersey Knit Tops over the next several months.

If you have any particular style, you’d like to see  made up, just leave me a comment, or email me at baechtel12atgmaildotcom. Sewing Patterns–Made to Fit Your Personal Measurements




About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
This entry was posted in Customizable Sewing Patterns, DIY, Lekala, Sewing, Tutorial and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Orange and Pink Striped Top

  1. Cute and easy! Love that 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. prttynpnk says:

    Oh I like this!!! It’s going on my lekala wish list!


  3. ksgentry says:

    I love that fabric and the pleats on the shoulder.. very nice. Another pattern to add to my list!


  4. sgsy says:

    Love the pleats but the stripes on the fabric confused me for a second – thought that fabric on that shoulder was crumpled or scrunched up. THEN i realized they were pleats. Haha…


  5. kristonlion says:

    that is great fabric! You look good in those vivid colors!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s