My friend Lise gifted me with this beautiful multi-color textured knit last year. I knew I wanted to sew a black contrast with it but wasn’t sure what to make, so it sat around waiting for the right pattern to come along. After seeing a few versions of McCall’s 7247 online I decided this was the right pattern for the fabric. I think the front overlay is interesting.
The black knit is a thick jersey with great recovery from Stonemountain & Daughter in Berkeley, CA. I sure wish I lived closer to that store. They have a wonderful selection of fabric.
I had an issue with gaping with the neck binding. I removed about an inch from the length. Once I made the modification the binding fit well.
The front overlay is hemmed and then sewn on top of the front at the shoulders and right side. This pattern would also make a nice basic knit top without the overlay because it has a great shape to it.
I made this top in December. I always like to have a project going but with the preparations for the Holidays I don’t have much time to sew. This was the perfect project to have at the ready for the amount of time I had available to dedicate to sewing.