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Fun Fact: I only buy clothing that I cannot make, hence the purchase of a knitted top. I cannot and refuse to learn how to knit.
Ribbed Neckline and Cuffs
My one mistake was not removing enough fabric from the length of the sleeve, so you will notice lots of excess fabric in this area. Some pattern adjustments will be made for the next one!
CF and CB Seam
As designers, we've all been at that place where we cut out an ON FOLD piece and the damn fabric has this unsightly crease or dis-coloration right along the fold. This happened to us! So we fought back by sewing it off with a seam. Surprisingly, this worked in our favour. If we remake this design, it would work really well as a colour-block design.
- Decrease neckline ease (room for stretch) by 1/2" around the total length of the neckline ribbing pattern piece. In the end you want your neckline ribbing to be 1 1/4" - 2" shorter in length than the garment neckline opening. It really depends on the amount of elastic content your fabric and ribbing have.
- When sewing the CB ends of the neckline ribbing together sew at a slight angle instead of a straight line. This will angle the ribbing to sit closer to body and not gape out! Why did I not think of this before??!
Constructed by Caitlyn Sio and Sheila Wong
Edited by Samantha Quon
Sheila Wong Sewing Team