I’m stepping out of my comfort zone here. I don’t normally wear super loose fitting clothes, so this is a real experiment in a new style.
The Blair Batwing shirt from Named patterns caught my eye when I first looked at their website. There have been a few interesting items made with this new range of indie patterns and I am keeping my eye on the versions of the Jamie jeans pattern too. As the pattern pieces are layered on top of each other, like Burda, to avoid tracing, I simply printed 3 copies and taped and cut. I’m not sure if it was quicker, but I despise tracing!
Once the pattern was cut, this top was an easy and relaxing make. It took less that an hour to stitch together on my over locker and cover stitch machines.
The fabric is a simple striped knit from The Remnant Warehouse. I only bought a meter, which was over cut enough to fit this pattern. This pattern is a bit of a fabric eater and I was quite concerned about the size of the sleeves as I was cutting.
Put together though, I think it works. It’s a shame that the weather is warming up so much around there these days, but I’m sure this will still get wear.
I used my cover stitch machine to finish all hems and to turn the neck under. I just adore my new cover stitch machine. It just creates the most perfect hems without even trying. I can’t imagine living without one now that I’ve had a taste. I just need my husband to work together a base plate for my CoverPro so that I can attach and play with my binder.
More sewing fun to come! I have a backlog of projects to share!
Pattern: Blair Batwing Top from Named Patterns = $12.95
Fabric: 1m striped knit from the Remnant Warehouse = $8.95
Thread from stash