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I started by comparing the navy long-sleeved top with a knit top which fits me well. I used this as a rough pattern. The idea to utilize the upper part of the top plus sleeves, saving the bottom part of the tshirt for the dresses.
It was clear I needed to refit the sleeves as the shoulders were just too big.
I laid out my pattern pieces, feeling quite excited about how the top was coming together.
The knit fabric was kindly given to me – I love the pattern.
But as I sewed it up I was a little disappointed with how the top hung. So I moved the seam between the two fabrics higher and shortened the overall length of the top.
The end result? To be honest it feels like a maternity top (and I have no need for one of those!!).
I’m not sure if it is the hang of the knit fabric? whether it is too full? The overall make? Any suggestions gratefully received – I love how I continue to learn as I sew:)
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