If you are a fourth grade teacher in California, you know that "Eureka!" means "I have found it!" And what have we found? Gold of course. Well, Eureka is the name of this pattern by The Sewing Workshop, and that is the way I feel about it. I would have never chosen this pattern based on the line drawing (just kinda blah) but I'm loving this top! Now, I'm not sure if that is because of the pattern, or because of the fabric, but either way, it's definitely a win!
I was looking to make an overshirt for my Jacqueline slip, and originally I was going to use another knit and another pattern. But, for some reason, I decided to do this one instead. The fact that this top only takes one yard of fabric made it a little challenging. I hate to cut one yard out of a longer piece unless I know something else I want to make out of that fabric. Do any of you get stuck like that? It's kind of ridiculous because that fabric is just sitting there waiting to be cut, and yet, I don't want to do it!
This pattern was fast and easy to make. I love how the neckline is done, although I didn't follow the directions in the pattern. They have you mark a line on the band and line that up with something and it just sounded complicated to me and an extra step. Basically, if you sew the band to the neckline with a 5/8" seam you'll come out with the same result. I can see why they do it the other way, and maybe if I had done it that way my band would be exactly the same width all the way around, but I'm OK with a little imperfection on something like this. I still think it looks pretty darn good.
The sleeve bands are sewn onto a kimono/cap style sleeve and give it a nice look.
I did use my serger to put this top together, but on the neckline, I sewed the binding on with the sewing machine first and then trimmed it with the serger. I'm really loving this top!