If I had to choose a favorite neckline it would have to be the boatneck. It's just so feminine and classic, and looks good on almost anyone.
myself, for Clara, for the dolls, and this weekend I sewed two for Lucy!
Specifically, I tried out the new pdf pattern by Wee Muses: The Bateau Neck Top!
And today I'm joining her pattern tour and sharing my creations.
Aesthetic Nest did such a wonderful job with it. It's easy to follow, easy to sew, easy to add your own twists. It's simplicity is what makes it brilliant. It's just----lovely and cute.
It's a total go-to pattern. I'll be sewing many more in the future!
And it works for many seasons.
This is one of those "under-an-hour" projects. You gotta try it.
And if you've never sewn with knits, this is a great place to start.
First I made a basic top. It's hard to tell in the phots but the fabric is a soft interlock knit (from Joanns) sprinkled with silver specks My instinct was to leave it plain, since sparkles are an accessory in themselves.
This basic top came together very quickly, since the neckline is simply ironed under and sewn! Even faster than the casing I used on Clara's. And the sleeveless version beat them all. Super quick.
The tank top was Lucy's idea. We tried on the green shirt before the sleeves were sewn-on and she asked, ooooh, is this a tank?? That's really cute.
You're right, we should make it a tank.
And...we should probably add a bow. A big oversized shoulder bow.Lexi!"
Yes, yes. I can't get away from the bow!
doll patterns. I've just put it on the back burner since so many of you showed interest in the First Day Dress....which is currently in the works.
Bateau Neck Top Pattern??
Today we're giving away TWO copies!
• Leave a comment, that’s it.
• Only one entry per person.
• Open to anyone!
• TWO winner will be picked via random.org
• Giveaway ends Friday 9/6/13 at 10pm (Central Time)
• Winners will be announced next week
Have a bateau-ish day!