New Look 6816 contains a very simple pattern for a knit top, just perfect for a fabric with a distinctive texture. I found this knit at Marcy Tilton's website. It is pure white with a few clear sequins scattered along the small ruffle texture. I only bought one yard, but I needed 1 3/8 yard for the top in View A, which meant I had to lay the pattern pieces out with the front and the back going in opposite directions to get it to fit. The stripes in the fabric do have a nap to them, so the nap on the front and back of the t-shirt run in different directions. Thankfully, it is very subtle, and I don't think others will really notice it unless they inspect the t-shirt closely.
I decided to finish the sleeve hems the same way as the neckline, with a band from another white knit that didn't have the embellishments on it. I like it much better than just turning the hem up on the sleeves. The texture in those stripes made the sleeves hang funny when I did it that way. So I re-hemmed them with a sleeveband. I am modeling the t-shirt with a rtw white camisole. I love this type of look with jeans.
This pattern actually has a curved hem, but my version does not. I chose to hem the t-shirt in a straight line to match up with the last stripe. The curved hem just didn't look right with those stripes. I cut the size 12 and did not have to make any adjustments other than the ones I noted on finishing the sleeves and the hem.
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