Sewing Clothing: Top in Ten Tutorial
I'm lovin' this top. I'm gonna make about five more tops TONITE! No kidding around- from sketch to sewing, this took me about 10 minutes.
(maybe because I'm not too picky or perfection-isty?)
You can do it too-go for it!
Yeah-I'm hiding my pooch with those stars! Horray for editing software!!! Hahaha
Choose a soft drapey jersey knit fabric.
(I got mine here for $5/yard)
Fold it right sides together and lay it on the table to sketch and cut. Fold is at the top.
Now sketch the top like so:
Small neck circle, 2 box rectangle sleeves, and 2 sides.
Don't overthink this.
If you are unsure as to size, go wider than you think. Or use a top you already have, and draw around it with 2 inches to spare. (Or so)...
Cut it out.
Even it up.
(If you're sloppy like I am---just fold in half lengthwise and trim up the sleeves to match.)
You only sew this portion (on both sides-yes, all the way down to the bottom). The top is already done for you from the fold in the fabric. The edges don't need hemming because this is knit. Isn't this great?
(I hemmed my neckline with a zigzag stitch just cuz.... I dunno why.)
Flip it right side out, trim threads, and put it on girl! You rock!
Some big jewels really make it sing!
I'm ordering more jersey N O W.
Hope you like it :o)