Marco, Polo Tee

I am slowly but surely diving deeper into the stripe trend. I used to fear that it would make me look bulky on top as every fashion magazine warns but I think finding the right stripe width has changed my mind.
This pattern was originally a crop top, HAHA! yea no way will you ever see me in a crop top! The 90's can keep that trend!
I lengthened the pattern which seems to be my main alteration and of course took the shoulders in a bit. I also tacked down the ridiculously bulky collar, requiring two layers of interfacing! TWO LAYERS! I tried to do it with only one but the collar piece that didn't have it on stretched like nobodies business. The one thing I will say that I disliked immensely about this pattern is the front seam. I think there could have been a better way to do that front slit with facing perhaps and maybe it's just because I didn't match my stripes well.
My favorite part has to be the cuffed sleeves, Perfect length! I used my new machine's button foot for the first time. I didn't read the manual at first and regretted it when I had to rip out tiny zigzags. After I looked back I realized I was using one tool that wasn't necessary for my type of fabric and was amazed at how smoothly it went, again through 2 pieces of interfacing on the cuff! I admit that I hugged my sewing machine, She's my new best friend! I plan on writing a review on my Singer and share a little more about it later.
Will I sew this pattern again? I might.  It tends to ride up in front because the collar is so bulky which is annoying. Maybe I'll look for a super light weight interfacing for the next time. I used a soft flannel for this shirt so I mean, of course it's bulky. I think I would want to find a different way to do the front seam as well, We shall see. I did use my glue stick to help with the collar as Andrea from Four Square Walls suggested and man, there are just some tools that you never knew you needed until you try them.

1 comment:

  1. Your split neck blouse is understated, sporty, elegant, casual--just amazing! (Especially considering how meh I feel about Burda's version) I love it & I love the way you're wearing it with a striped skirt--awesome styling. You look great!