I have been working this week on making a fitted tee for my RTW Fast. I wanted something casual, but a bit dressy. Something I could wear with jeans for date night, or pair it with a maxi skirt for a more dressy occasion.
I love knit tops because they are so comfortable and also cute! I made this top in a taupe jersey knit. It is so soft and comfy. I am loving it! The pattern is self drafted. I gave it a scoop neck, three-quarter sleeves, and some cute and feminine ruffles! I love ruffles.
I want to make another one in the grey fabric but with an oversized bow on one shoulder.
Here is the close up of the ruffles:
Design details are below if you are interested in making one for yourself!
PATTERN: I drafted the pattern myself. There are only 3 pattern pieces needed to make this skirt. This is a pretty simple pattern and the front and back bodice are pretty much the same except for the neckline. And then there is the sleeve pattern.
If you don’t want to make your own pattern, but want to make something similar, then there are many commercial patterns available like Mccalls and Simplicity.
SEWING: The construction of this top involves cutting out the fabric pieces, attaching the front to the back at the side seams and the shoulder seams, sewing the underseam of the sleeves and finally setting in the sleeves to the bodice. I used a serger to make this, but a stretch stitch on a sewing machine can be used as well. For the hemming, I used a twin needle on my sewing machine. For the ruffling, I used a gathering foot. You can find one HERE
Check out how to made the ruffles:
SUPPLIES: Fabric, I used about one yard, pattern, thread and sewing machine (serger optional)
I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope this inspires you to sew and make something for yourself. See you next time and until then.. Happy Sewing