A "Gem" of a top

Saturday, April 21, 2018

So the title is a really bad pun, but the top is really good!


I used the Style Arc Gem Knit Tee to create this top with long, slightly flared sleeves.

The pattern is a good one for a basic t-shirt and I used it late last year but didn't think it warranted blogging.  This is still just a t-shirt but I thought it deserved it's own post.


The idea for this has been rolling around in my head for a while.  It was probably inspired by something I saw on Pinterest or another blog.  It had to have long, slightly flared sleeves, be semi-fitted through the body with a scooped neckline.  I also knew that I wanted to make it up in this light weight ponte that I bought at Spotlight a couple of years ago.


To create the vision in my head I scooped 2 inches out of the front neckline, grading to 1/4 of an inch at the shoulders.  I extended the sleeve to a create a finished length of 68cm and a circumference of  40cm (yes, I do switch between imperial and metric measures!) and I used a facing to finish the neckline which I think provides a really clean finish.  I've kept the slightly high-low hemline as I like the touch of extra length in the back and the shape of the hemline.

I'm loving this top and plan on making at least one more in a sold colour, not sure yet whether it will have the flared sleeve or not.


1 comment:

Sharon said...

It might be a t-shirt but it looks very good and love the way you did the changes.