A summer top

I promised something other than running…..here it is:

A top I made myself.

A top I made myself.

I can honestly say that it is unique. I got the material from a website called spoonflower. It is an amazing site that allows you to make up your own material by uploading your own patterns onto it. I chose this fabric because….well because it is turquoise.

I chose the jersey option (there are many). I did make a few adjustments to the pattern:

I took the sides in to make it a more fitted top.

I took the sides in to make it a more fitted top.

I know get me! I enjoyed playing with my new machine (borrowed) using a stretch stitch that prevents the material from fraying and joins all in one go.

I then cut the excess off.

I then cut the excess off.

The only thing that I would change is to add some interfacing to the hem to prevent the slight stretch that has occurred. I don’t think that it is that noticeable though.

I have to say that I really like the longer length!

I have to say that I really like the longer length!

I am hoping that spring is on its way so that I can wear this soon. 🙂







32 thoughts on “A summer top

  1. helen

    I like the neck line. What tee shirt pattern did you use?
    I’ve looked at spoonflower before and there are so many great designs to choose from

    1. knitnrun4sanity Post author

      I am going sound all cloak and dagger now but the pattern I used was part of a tester program that I hope will be released for proper soon! The material was really good quality though and would recommend it!

  2. creative pixie

    This looks lovely. I’ve thought of using spoonflower before but I have no design worth printing. Your turquoise is a fantastic colour.

  3. Patty

    How wonderful it must feel to have everything done by and for you! I’m also a turquoise lover and flowers are the perfect summer pattern. Love it! ❤

  4. fiddlyfingers

    Like the pattern and the fabric you ‘designed’. The T shirt looks very professional 🙂

  5. lovelucie1

    I can’t believe I missed this post in my word press feed! Just come across it on blog lovin.
    Looks great. Please share the pattern when you can. I love a longer than average length to my T shirts. The ones in the shops are generally too short. They must be trying to save on fabric!
    A strip of stretch iron on interfacing is the key for the hem but you really can’t tell from here.
    The bottom of the ‘vee’ looks good.

  6. Emma

    Ooh this looks wonderful. V v impressive. I’ve often considered buying fabric from Spoonflower but am stil v v wary of sewing machines. I hope to get one for my birthday soon though and face my fears properly….

  7. daniellajoe

    WOW!!! you are talented, that blouse looks fab, you know my mom was a seamstress too but I never got into it, but it is a good talent to have 🙂


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