Sewing Fleece Tops
January 21, 2014
Sewing is something I love to do. I have been sewing since I was in 7th grade. I love to create things with fabric and I make a lot of my own clothing.
Some of my favorite patterns to use are Kwik Sew patterns. They are a little more expensive than other brands but they are written very well and they always fit good, at least for me.
This Kwik Sew pattern is one of my favorites and very, very easy to make. The pattern is #2992 and there are three different versions of this top. All three have the same general look but the necklines can be varied. You can choose to sew a tradition round neckline , which is in the above photo, a boat neckline or a funnel neck. So far I have only made the round and the funnel neck and not the boat neck top. The pattern recommends using polar fleece, berber fleece, or heavy fleece to make this top. All of mine are made using anti-pill polar fleece.
The turquoise top (above) is one I made several years ago and still love to wear. I used my embroidery machine to embroidery a design on the lower front and back sides and on the sleeves.
This top has a dolman sleeve so there is no separate sleeve to sew in. This makes sewing go a lot faster – especially if you have a serger.
The light blue top above is the funnel neckline. I made this one a couple of years ago – it is hard to see the neck well since I have a scarf on. I like to wear this top on cold days because it keeps your neck warm, especially with the added scarf layer.
The navy blue top above is the one I recently made. I also embroidered a pretty cross and angel design on the front of this one. Since these tops are sort of basic I like to add my own embroidery designs to them.
Currently I have another pair of leggings cut out to sew and a knit cardigan jacket. I am hoping to get those finished before February. What sewing projects are you currently working on? Click on Leave a Reply and let me know.
Have a great day!
Great tops and love the embroidery you added, makes them dressier , unique and personalized! I am learning to quilt! I have a post coming up soon on it, hope you will stop by and look it over. Thanks for linking with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
I’d love to be able to knit my own clothes, such a lovely hobbie. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and link up again this weekend.
i never thought to sew my own cardigans… oh i need to head to the store to get some fabric. thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party.
I always see gorgeous tops like this in the mail order catalogs but they are ridiculously expensive. These look even better and would be much cheaper to make!
Thanks Krystle! That is one of the reasons I sew – I always figure I can make most things for less than they cost in the store and they usually last longer.