Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Stripes and NL 6149

It all started with this stripe top using New Look 6149 v-neckline and a good rugby knit I bought from Tessutis last year. A walking foot, many long pins and a lot of resewing seams helped me match the lines on these tops.

The neckline is made with overlapped binding and it sits very flat.
There was a fair bit of pieces and lines to be matched. Even the two-piece sleeve needs to be matched.

Then I moved to this fabric from Tessutis and made this version again. I think I'm a bit obsessed with stripes and matching patterns at the moment.

The lines on this fabric vary quiet a bit so the fun was cutting the pieces out and sewing this up. 
Again I used lots of long pins, my walking foot to keep the lines in place and a lot of unpicking.
 And this version goes well with what I already have in my wardrobe.
This time the hem has a slight curve to it this time around and I've cut the back on the fold this time because I was a bit tired of matching lines by this stage. 
These tops are my 'go-to' weekend tops. The fabric has just enough lycra to help the fabric keep its shape. These tops were worn a lot when we traveled in June.

Now might be the time to stop sewing with stripe knit fabric. Or maybe not:)

PS: There are some heftier sewing projects happening at the moment and you'll read about soon. Promise!

19 comments:

beajay said...

Fabulous tops. Love those stripes. Can't decide which one I like most. The darker one looks very sophisticated and the light one fun and bright. Lovely.

Measure Twice Cut Once said...

i do like stripes! these look great!

Mrs. Smith said...

Ooh love them both!!

Cennetta said...

I really like both top. I need some stripes in my wardrobe too. ;-)

Sharon said...

Love striped tops and you have done an excellent job matching them all.

Emma said...

Great job! That stripe matching at the sleeves is amazing!

Velosewer said...

That's why I had to make too.

Velosewer said...

Thanks.

Velosewer said...

It's hard to choose, right?

Velosewer said...

You have that great stripe jacket that I still adore.

Velosewer said...

:)

Velosewer said...

And Tessuti's still has stripe knits too.

Kristy Chan said...

I'm a sucker for stripe knit fabric, especially the excellent ones from Tessuti. I'm extremely impressed with your stripe matching, the seams are practically invisible

Velosewer said...

Thanks Kristy. Every time I go to the Surry Hills store I make a 'bee line' for their knits. I'm sure I shouldn't anymore :)

Sam said...

Fantastic stripe matching Maria! These both look great.

Jenny said...

That is some nice stripe matching you've got going on there Maria! I love the way raglan sleeves & stripes make for a real design feature, but I'm always too chicken/ lazy to get round to it :p

Fadanista said...

Wow, awesome pattern matching! I do love a good stripe!!

Sheila said...

Lovely tops and you did an awesome job on stripe matching.

Joy said...

And I had decided matching stripes across raglan seams was not possible. You have proved me wrong (: Great looking shirts!

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