Can you believe I started on this top before Easter?! It is now three months later, two and half, that I have finished it. I am just now making time to post it. So, you ask me, “What took you so long?” Well, there is this little thing called dis-encouragement. Yeah, that’s what I call it. You see, this top has pleats around the neck, where if you don’t pay attention, you can easily sew them the wrong way.
And that is exactly what dis-encouraged me to finish. It wasn’t until four weeks later that I decided to finish what I started. Here is the finish result of that neck line.
There is a nick in the fabric where I had to rip the seam. I tried to hide that one but couldn’t. There is also a double pleat where I hid a couple more. It’s supposed to be only one there.
I had to press the hem down with knit hem tape then sew. The fabric kept moving and sliding and getting my nerves! I eventually got it to look a bit decent. I will have to go back and re-trim closer to the stitch line when I get some TV time.
Here is the front and back views of my new blue top.
I must say this is very comfortable top and a unique twist on the basic T.
Eddie Bauer for $35.00.
Joan Vass at 6pm.com for $78.00 on sale for $38.00.
I believe mine looks better and it only cost me $3.90 plus thread!
Until later, Schey