A tee for every day of the week… Thursday

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)
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


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  • Actually I think it looks rather lovely the way you’re wearing it. I was thinking of you today as I tried wooly nylon and a twin needle on the vintage Bernina. It was working pretty well – not perfect but rather better than my darned coverstitch! In that last photo you look like you’ve grown a rather gorgeous foxy tail 😀

    • A foxy tail is something to aspire too. I so disappointed for you that your coverstitch machine is not playing fair. Do you need me to give it a good talking to?

  • Lovely colour on you but a bit wrinkly……. Any chance the fabric can be refashioned? And yes shelley’s tutorial is fab!

  • I think your top is quite wearable but that gorgeous scarf is stealing the show.

    • I was pleased to find the silk remnant which I made the scarf from, but disappointed I couldn’t buy more for a garment.

  • I always know when I’ve had a mention on your blog as my traffic count goes through the roof! You’re a sewing blogging rockstar!!
    I don’t know how to handle patterns like this one. A stiffer fabric leads to a very boxy top, which, with your skinny legs might look cute, but on me just looks, well, square.
    Speaking of which I’ve got a pattern to pass on to you from Ute – it didn’t work too well for me for exactly that reason. Might well suit you! 🙂

    • Are you a stats follower too? I love a blog stat! I’ll never say no to a pattern that you’d like to pass on.