Tuesday, September 6, 2016

My New Favorite Shirt

Just a quickie post today to show off my final TNT dolman (New Look 6216).


I stumbled upon this fabric at Hancock Fabrics over two years ago. Variable stripe jersey in pink, white and blue?? Yes please! I bought the rest of the bolt, somewhere around 3 yards. You'll be seeing this again! In fact, you may have already seen it once before if you've paid attention to recent McCall's catalogues.


The only change I made from my previous top was to lengthen it a bit (at the hem) and use a curved hemline. I copied the hem shape from the Hey June Lane Raglan. I used my coverstitch to hem after sewing a basting stitch at the hemline, a trick I like to use on a curved hem.


The one difficult bit about this project was choosing the stripe placement. I wanted a dark section over the bust but also through the waist, to make me appear as narrow as possible. I think it turned out great, and I predict I will be wearing this top until it falls apart! Have you ever found a fabric that seemed to be made for you?

3 comments:

  1. You are looking good hope all is well. When you posted your first one I bought the pattern straight away. Looking forward to experimenting with it. Thank you K xXx

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  2. Super top, the stripes are perfectly placed and it fits you so well.

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  3. You look great! I hope you will wear that shirt to pieces :)

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