I made this top a couple of months ago and finally got around to taking pictures of it. I’m trying to catch up on my blogging before the end of the year.
This lightweight sweater knit was gifted to me by a dear friend last Christmas. I wanted a simple style that took advantage of the stripes but had a minimal amount of seams to sew because the fabric was challenging to work with. I chose to change the direction of the stripes from the top pictured in the Burda Style magazine because this way I would not have any stripes to match at the seams.
I lengthened the top by 1″. The fabric is “springy” and loosely knit so in order to prevent the sleeves from stretching I used stay tape in the shoulder/upper sleeves seams for stability.
The instructions have you turn and stitch the neckline. I chose to use packaged bias tape. Once again I wanted to add stability. This worked out great. The packaged bias tape did not add any bulk and created a nice finish.