Monday, November 19, 2012

Comfy Casual Take 2

Thank you for freely sharing your thoughts on the last New Look t-shirt fit issues.  I am going to make another version this week, taking your comments into consideration, and see how it goes.  In the mean time, I've made another version of McCall's 4590, but this time I made view D and had some slight modifications.  See my first version here.

The tissue weight knit came from Fabric.com.  I love the mint green combined with grey in this print, but working with tissue knits is not for the impatient!  For View D, I lengthened the bodice by 3 inches before attaching the waistband, and I finished the neckline with a self-fabric neckband instead of folding over and stitching down as the pattern instructs.  I actually finished the front and back neckband before stitching the shoulder seams together so that I wouldn't have any puckering issues at that seam.

What I love about this pattern is the long fitted cuff on the sleeves.  Last night I bar-b-qued with friends, and there were a lot of mosquitos out.  I knew I would be fairly protected with my torso well covered.  I also felt I wouldn't get too hot with the loose fit on the bodice.  Yep, a comfy casual top indeed!    
Neckband shoulder seam.
I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving this week, I hope you are looking forward to a special week too!

20 comments:

pdiddly said...

that looks so comfy - love it

Linda said...

I agree this does look comfy! Enjoy your Thanksgiving, I am off all week and trying to sew. Looking forward to turkey day and sometime with family.

katherine h said...

That tissue knit looks perfect for your climate. It does look comfy...it would be a great yoga top as well.

Mrs K said...

Your top is so pretty and looks very comfy!

Diana said...

Very pretty. I love that style top.

Lisette M said...

I really love this look!

meli88a said...

That looks so comfy, *and* chic!

gwensews said...

Looks great. That lightweight knit is not the easiest to sew. And it requires just the right pattern. You accomplished both.

Bri said...

Oh this top looks so comfy and awesome!

Have a happy Thanksgiving

velosewer said...

I'm like mozzie chocolate too so this style would work nicely at an Aussie BBQ too. Our place can have a few mozzies in late summer.

Your top looks very comfy too.

fabric epiphanies said...

I like the cut of your top. It looks like the type of thing I would wear to death.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving

Caroline said...

Oh that's nice! Mosquito season here is everything pretty much except for dec and january so that would be useful here too ....

I've started my Thanksgiving cooking - finished cranberry sauce just now! We are helping host a group of internationals again this year- which we do every year. I am ridiculously excited. So is goose, -- he can't wait for my dairy free pumpkin pie. :)

Alexandra said...

This is lovely!

kathy said...

Love that knit. Beautiful colors on you.

Myra said...

Oh I really like this top Shannon! Besides it looking so comfy, it's really stylish! Simple, stylish & comfy, what a combination!

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The Slapdash Sewist said...

This is a great shape, works perfectly with the tissue-weight jersey.

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anne said...

Very chic!