#isewlation2020 : Updating my tee collection : Part 5 – Emery Knit Top


This puff sleeve tee was a spur-of-the-moment, stash drive project from August last year.  I’m not sure what came over me, but I had some fun and I like the outcome.


The fabric was purchased several years ago from Crafty Mama Fabrics.  It’s a quality European knit and I love both the colour and the fact that it’s a marle.  Even before I was sewing and I purchased RTW clothes I was always drawn to items with a marle or a fleck.


The pattern is a single-sized copy of SytleArc’s Emery Knit Top… which dates my purchase of it to before they offered multi-sized patterns.  I had purchased the size 8 but I added a little bit to the bust area on the front pattern piece as a cheats full bust adjustment.  It was totally unnecessary… but it’s always better to allow for it just in case.


The sleeves are pretty amazing.  I would recommend that you machine baste the sleeve pleats before attaching the sleeves to the armscye.


I performed by usual forward shoulder adjustment and if I sew this again, I will lower the front neckline a little.


I definitely needed more long sleeve tops in my wardrobe when I sewed this tee, but this one hasn’t received as many wears as I would have liked.  I don’t feel like I can put a jacket or jumper over those ‘big sleeves’.  Do you have this same issue?


Pattern:  SytleArc’s Emery Knit Top
Size:  8
Fabric:  European cotton/lycra knit from Crafty Mama Fabrics.
Alterations:  3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment and shortening at the hem by 2″ (5cm)
Outfit:  Jeans from Witchery and scarf & shoes from Scarlet Jones
Photo Location:  Ballarat


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