Today Aria is here with her make for Selfish Sewing Week. We actually worked on this project together as the machine we are using now is different than the one Aria sewed on previously.
I really like this shirt pattern!!! It’s the Seafarer pattern by Sew Much Ado. Mom made herself one and when I tried hers on, I knew I wanted to make myself one. Such a quick, easy sew! It took me probably less than 30 minutes to sew! Not including cutting it out.
I enjoyed working with knits again, especially since my last time was a bit of a struggle, as the fabric was very light-weight. I have sewed a shirt with this fabric before, (different color), and it was very comfortable.
The only time I had a little trouble was when my bobbin thread got unthreaded, (who knows how) and I was unable to continue sewing until Mom came and pointed out the problem. After that though, I had no trouble.
Mom did most of the topstitching since I was busy with schoolwork. I had a really great time doing this, and it will definitely be worn a lot! In these pictures I’m wearing my new top with a circle skirt Allegra passed on to me.
This is one of our favorite knit fabrics. It can be found at JoAnn Fabrics. It’s a really nice weight and easy for a beginner to work with. It’s from their Sew Classics line and has small stripes on the back. We’ve gotten some in every color we’ve found! I will most likely sew this up again, and maybe next time I will use a lighter weight fabric to accommodate the summer temperatures.
The Seafarer Top pattern is a great knit pattern for beginners to use because the dolman sleeves make it super easy and fast to construct. Also the neckband on this pattern fits really, really nicely, so the maker will be satisfied with the final fit. If you’re looking for your first knit shirt pattern, this is it!