Monday, March 24, 2014

Sewing for Myself: Boatneck Top

Tangible Pursuits: Sewing for Myself: Boatneck Top

I have been doing some more sewing for myself, lately.  I love the zip up hoody I made last month, but I needed some shirts too. I bought some stretch ITY jersey knit fabric (apparently no longer available) from  The fabric is very smooth and silky, with a good amount of stretch.  I love the turquoise in it and the fact that it would go well with navy or black.

Tangible Pursuits: Sewing for Myself: Boatneck Top

For the pattern I used the Shoreline Boatneck pattern from Melly Sews that had been available for free in size small last year.  Since I am more of a medium, I widened the sides a bit  - but not that much because her shirt was designed to be made in woven as well as stretch fabrics and my fabric had plenty of stretch.  I also straightened out the bottom and added a band, because I love a banded bottom!  It is also a lot easier than hemming.

Later this week I will share another top I made for myself recently, and coming soon, a free tutorial for Easter, so stay tuned!


  1. I wish there was more of this fabric, I love it! I have that pattern saved but haven't sewn it yet. I will probably band it as well, hemming is my least favorite thing ever.

  2. Wow great top! I'm pretty jealous that you are doing such useful pieces for yourself and I RARELY sew anything for me! <3

    1. thanks Mae! I'm trying to make an effort to sew more stuff for myself. it's easy to put everyone else first, but I need clothes too!


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