Sunday, February 3, 2013
Loes Hinse Boat Neck Top
I was able to work in the Sewing Cave yesterday and put this top together in a fairly short amount of time. It's not perfect, but close enough for wearing. Also, I was able to come up with some ideas for making it better next time.
The sweater knit was not the easiest to work with--very soft, thin and without much recovery. The very factors that make it so comfortable to wear made it hard to sew. I definitely needed to stabilize the front and back neckline. Now I know, in case I work on a similar fabric in the future. Also the best way to mark all the seams coming together (2 raglans and a sleeve dart) is not a dot, not even with tailor tacks. No, I think the best way is to actually sew in a basting line along all the seam allowances in that area. And I probably need to take out a smidgen of width along the front neckline.
All that being said, I will be trying it again because I do like the top, and the fit through the neckline and shoulders is pretty close. And that's saying a lot for any raglan style.