Knit Top Kraze!


IMG_1451I 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.IMG_1450For 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.IMG_1495 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.IMG_1486

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?IMG_1536IMG_1550

This cute top is made from Spoonflower fabric also. It’s designed by LittleSmileMakers and is one of my favorites.IMG_1516IMG_1523It’s easy to make and has an interesting crossover back detail. The  pattern is McCall’s 7127.

Happy Sewing!


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8 Responses to Knit Top Kraze!

  1. Patti Lehner says:

    Hi Barbara! Very cute tops! I really love the 7127 pattern. I have a vacation coming up in June. My sister and are going to Yellowstone. You have inspired me to get moving on the things I planned on making for my trip! Thanks!

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  2. Maria says:

    Can the crossover top be worn backwards so the crossover is in front? With a cami underneath maybe?


  3. All lovely tops! I’ve never seen the cross back one before, it is very unique! Nice work!

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  4. mylanaieyeview says:

    As soon as I saw your mccalls top, I ordered the pattern. It’s adorable. Can you say that it works better with a particular kind of knit? Meaning it’s drape or thickness? Thx

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