A tee for every day of the week… Thursday
I love the colour of this viscose jersey and I like the idea of the One Hour Top (free pattern), but the end result is a bit meh.
And to tell you the truth readers, I only have myself to blame. The pattern suggested a medium weight jersey and I went with a slinky viscose in the most divine bright red that was a recent purchase from The Cloth Shop. I’m always on the lookout for the perfect red and this shade, which matches Gutermann thread number 364, is a favoruite of mine.
Timeframes that come with sewing patterns always make me a little nervous as I always take longer than they suggest. Assuming you’ve printed and taped the pattern together, this might be a one hour top if you use the two pattern pieces (front and back) supplied, but I decided to complicate things slightly by adding a neckband. It’s my favourite way to finish a knit neckline and I use this method that I learnt from Jorth.
I deviated from Jorth’s instructions and used a twin needle to secure the neckline seam allowance to the top. I’m still smitten with using woolly nylon thread in the bobbin when twin needling. Shelley recently introduced me to woolly nylon thread in her twin needling tutorial and it’s fair to say I’m hooked.
A trip to Hoiser Lane to take blog photos is never complete without a few little helpers.
Pattern: Fancy Tiger’s One Hour Top (free pattern)
Fabric: Viscose Jersey from The Cloth Shop
Accessories: Me-made silk scarf with a hand-stitched rolled hem (from a remnant) and boots from Scarlet Jones
Location: Hoiser Lane, Melbourne CBD