Tag: knit sewing

Sewing Navy Knit Top


This navy knit top is made from a Butterick pattern that I bought at least a year or two ago.  I am sure I got the pattern when they were on sale and had great intentions to sew it up asap but life got in the way – or other sewing projects!

Knit Top made by Kimberlee from Kimberlees Korner

I got really motivated to make this when I saw Deby from So Sew Easy post her finished versions of this top on her blog a couple of months ago.   I made a comment to her on how I also had the same pattern and she responded that it was really easy to sew.  I decided I needed to get it done!

One of the reasons I had put off making this top was while it said it was easy on the pattern it looked somewhat complicated after I had cut out the pieces.  There really are not many pieces to it – like maybe 4 or 5 – but it still looked like a challenge.  I have a lot of sewing experience and make a lot of my own clothes but I remember making this other twist front top a couple of years ago and it did not fit me correctly.   It was too low in the front and I didn’t like wearing it.

This sewing project was much more successful than my previous one.  I made the size 10 – the smallest size is an 8 and based on the measurements I went with the 10.  I did decide to adjust the lower V point up a little and I am glad I did or I think it would have been too low cut for my taste.  I think I brought that point up about an inch.  The gathered front area is very attractive and the top is comfortable to wear, too.

Navy knit top and pants sewn by Kimberlee from Kimberlees Korner

I also made some pants from the same fabric using the Bernina My Label pattern that I have for just the basic pull on pant.  They are really comfortable and the fabric has a poly blend with the cotton so they don’t get too baggy when you wear them.  I am not sure where I bought the fabric – maybe Joann’s.  I have had it in my stash for several months now.  I tend to buy fabric when it is on sale and stick with colors I like.

Back view of navy knit top sewn by Kimberlee from Kimberlees Korner

The above is the back view of the top.  Sorry it is a little wrinkled – I took the photos later in the day after I had been to church and sitting for a while.

I will definitely make this top again.  There are two other versions in the pattern.  They have the same front but one is sleeveless and the other is longer, more like a tunic, with long sleeves.  I think I will make the long sleeve tunic version next so I can wear it with some new leggings that I recently made.

Have a great day!

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