Friday, July 17, 2009

Knit Shirts

I have been making many new knit shirts for myself the last few days. Especially, today, the twins are at a basketball camp, hubby worked until 6:30 and I had sewing time from 3 p.m. on. Here are some pictures of a few, all these garments are from patterns I have made before and you can find the information on my blog.

First Simplicity 4076, I need to count how many times I have made this pattern. Here it is in basic white knit from Needle Nook. I added 4" to the hem, wanted it longer to wear with my BWOF lace jacket , which I haven't worn yet. Also, I want to make the vest from July's issue, thought a longer shirt was needed in my wardrobe.

Next, Jalie 2806 and you can find the original review here

This is a pointelle knit from Denver Fabrics. I made the pleat by sewing wrong sides together and sewing it a bit longer and omitting the extra foldover fabric part.

Here is a close-up of the pleat:

The flutter sleeves from the pattern. I really like the look of this sleeve.

Then another knit from Denver Fabrics:

A better picture of the flutter sleeve:

I have several more to show you but they need reviews, so I will do those one a day. Plus a pair of shorts to get photographed.
Now off to edit a podcast, yes, I did get one recorded.
Thanks all for the kind comments on dd#4's picture, she is quite fun and her personality was showing through in the tankini pics.
Lindsay, you had asked about the precut knits. Well, the Bernina store does not carry any fabric but she buys 1 to 2 yard cuts from another Bernina dealer and just sells them in these lengths. A way for her to have a selection of knits without purchasing bolts of fabric.


  1. Great knits. Love the lace jacket over the white T. You can never "over do" a true TNT...I should know.....

  2. Nice selection of tops Lori. I need to do the same. For what ever reason I never seem to have enough knit tops no matter how many I sew, and I can never go back to RTW.

  3. Those tops are so fun! Love the fabrics!

  4. Nice wardrobe of tops! I love white tops with jeans--any white tops, knit, shirts, etc. Your printed tops are very pretty, and love the sleeves on them.

  5. I love all of your new tops from this post and the last! You have been busy!!!

  6. Nice tops, all of them. I particularly like the fabric of the last flutter-sleeve top.

  7. That Simplicity is one of my tried and trusted patterns. I'm just about to make up a long sleeved version.