This is such a cute (and versatile) pattern, but I never would have thought to make it in jersey until I saw a bunch of people making it this way (sizing down & in some cases eliminating the bust darts--I just folded mine out and fudged it) in one of my facebook sewing groups. I've sung the praises of the WeSewRetro Sew & Tell group before, but (I think) I got this particular idea from Those Darn Sew & Sews. It was really easy to throw together using the lightning stitch on my new Bernina 350 & my walking foot. Have you used the lightning stitch before? It's close to a zig zag, but prettier. From the McCall's blog: "it’s like a zigzag but the stitches are angled backward and forward, so it’s narrower and produces a cleaner-looking seam."
Of course, as soon as I finished this new top and popped it on, I realized I already have basically this exact pattern made for jersey--the Liesl & Co. Maritime knit top has the same neck facing, boat neck, and dropped shoulders. I've even made it before! If you want to replicate this look and don't mind doing some hacky alterations, you really can't beat Simplicity patterns on sale for $1, but I think my next version of 1364 will be in a woven--I saw a really cute matched set of this top tucked into a pleated midi skirt in the same fabric. I'll stick with the Maritime for my knit boatneck tees going forward! Have you ever reinvented the wheel like this before? Ugh!
ps: what other sewing facebook groups do you recommend? i find they are a great place to discover new patterns.
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