Tessuti – Our Fave Top
Tessuti’s Our Fave Top has been on my ‘to do’ list for ages. I know I’m a little behind the time, but I was so afraid of knits for so long…
After so much sewing lately for my girls and their friends, I was looking forward to some selfish sewing, and needed a quick and satisfying project. Our Fave Top did not disappoint!
The fabric is a linen knit (well that’s what I think it is!) a from a secret supply. I recently discovered I could purchase two or three metre pieces of sample or excess fabric for $15, $20 or $25 from a local clothing label who manufactures in Australia. The flagship store for this clothing label now has a haberdashery section – with fabric, buttons and trims! Okay, I am terrible at keeping fabric secrets from my fellow Melbourne sewists – it’s a secret no more! By the way, if you stop by and there isn’t any knit fabric left, it’s because I brought it all!
Please excuse my wet hair. Hair dryers and my curls don’t get along, and a 8:10am photo shoot was my only chance to get some photos today!
Anyway, back to this project. I used a fusible knit stay tape for the shoulder seams, neckline and hems. This product makes such a difference to the ease that I sew knits with and the end result. I love it!
I paid particular attention to stripe matching on the side seams, but totally neglected the shoulders, which in hindsight was more important for this top than the sides. Oh well, you live and you learn!
Thinking about making you own Our Fave Top? The free pattern can be downloaded here.
It looks great Anna – and what a find with Ark Haberdashery! Maybe I need to find some excuses to go to Malvern more often. Fusible stay tape is absolutely wonderful stuff when sewing with knits.
I am so in love with tops and dresses like these. They look great with skinny jeans maybe leggings if it was a bit longer, a chain belt. And, talk about easy. But, I’ve got to get some of this fusible stay tape. Great blog, and I think I might just download that pattern!
Ooh – that looks so comfortable and stylish! And I am extremely jealous of your secret supply! 😉
It looks fantastic Anna! That knit is great. My sister lives in Malvern East – I may have to visit her soon & convince her to go to that shop!