Saturday, March 19, 2011

Vogue 8151, Leafy Knit Top

I love the feel of this knit. The pattern is a pretty straight foward knit top. I added length, as is typical. I took in sides for a little waist shaping, and did not like the high neckline at all. I had used the same fabric for the neck band and did not like it either. I cut the neckband off, lowered and narrowed the neck, then applied a solid black knit neckband. I cut the strip 1 3/4" wide, folded it length wise in half, stretched it very slightly, and serged it around the neck edge. I then top stitched so it would lay nicely and give it a nice finish. I used my coverstitch machine for all the hems. A simple pullover top that I will make again now that I have altered the pattern to fit. A TNT for sure.


The Slapdash Sewist said...

I like the contrast neck band, it's a nice touch. I'm with you on too-high necklines. They feel so chokey!

Mary Jacqueline said...

I want one!!!