I’m calling this shirt The Margie after my mother-in-law. She gave me the material with a turtle-neck dress pattern that she never started. I think the fabric worked perfectly for this project!
It really didn’t take that long to finish the shirt, but I didn’t get down to the sewing room for a few weeks and it’s taken more than a week to get this post up. So, what do you think?
I still had a little trouble with the neckband, but I figured it out after talking with my mom and grandma and looking at the pattern instructions again. It’s not perfect because there’s pinches of fabric here and there, but I really love how it turned out.
It’s still been cool enough to wear this shirt and it’s thin, so it’s perfect for a cool spring day. I’m so proud and happy when I’m wearing it!
Here’s the Kwik Sew pattern if you’re interested and you can find it here:
I don’t know why I waited so long to work with a knit! I’ve always heard that knits are super hard and you should get comfortable with woven material before tackling this type of project.
Phooey, I say! This was so easy. It did take awhile to figure out how to put on the neck band, but the rest of it was easy-peasy. I can’t wait to tackle my next knit!
And I am so happy I’ve discovered how to use the blind hem foot on my Singer. It’s so easy and quick! Though I don’t mind hand stitching a blind hem, I think my blind hem foot and I are going to be very close friends. 🙂
Also, though it’s sacrilege, I also cut out this pattern instead of tracing. I usually insist on tracing patterns so that they will last longer, but I was impatient to get sewing.
I don’t know why I make a big deal to save the pattern papers whenever women’s styles change so much. If I limit the use of pins, it should help the patterns last just as long as it would otherwise, right?
I’d much rather spend what little time I have sewing, not tracing. So, I think my days of tracing maybe over. I’ll hold onto the tracing paper to make my own patterns and for drafting, if I ever progress to that level of seamstress.