I am getting ready for a vacation to Alaska! With the date fast approaching, I’ve made several knit tops from uniquely designed fabric from Spoonflower, a yard from Mood in New York, and a yard of stretch knit from the bargain table at Beverly’s.For my first test pattern, I used McCall’s 7059. I realized that I don’t like the seam allowance of 5/8 inch for knits. It is awkward to sew when using a serger. It’s much easier with patterns that are designed for knits and have a smaller seam allowance. The stitch line is easier to calculate underneath the cutting device.
For the next two tops, I used the Idllywild pattern by Itch to Stitch. This has a a more fitted shape, different sleeve options, necklines, and lengths. It can be made into a dress which I have a pictures of in this post. I have to grade the pattern between sizes to get the right fit for my pear shape. This is a pieces of fabric that I brought back from Mood in New York several years ago.
I used a Spoonflower design by Badger and Bee for this unique top! I know I’m the only one in the world that has a top like this. That is kind of amazing, isn’t it?
This cute top is made from Spoonflower fabric also. It’s designed by LittleSmileMakers and is one of my favorites.It’s easy to make and has an interesting crossover back detail. The pattern is McCall’s 7127.