adult's clothing · sewing

Fantail sweatshirt the second

I have sewn this pattern four times now!  Four!  I’ve sewn the woven version twice, and this is my second using the sweatshirt option.

The Sewing Revival Fantail sweatshirt in striped knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Because I’ve blogged the previous versions I will keep this blog post fairly short and sweet.

The Sewing Revival Fantail sweatshirt in striped knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Pattern: Fantail shirt and sweatshirt, by The Sewing Revival.
Fabric: Viscose/nylon/spandex knit, from Darn Cheap Fabrics (currently available online)
Contrast: Brown rib knit from stash
Size: Medium, sleeves shortened about two inches, no other alterations
Construction: Overlocker throughout.

The Sewing Revival Fantail sweatshirt in striped knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Neckband: Getting knit neckbands right takes practice, practice, practice, but I also highly recommend this tutorial.

The Sewing Revival Fantail sweatshirt in striped knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Use the recommended wide elastic in the gathered front feature; narrow elastic simply won’t have the same effect.

The Sewing Revival Fantail sweatshirt in striped knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Last time I sewed this I also topstitched the seam allowances where the rib was attached. I didn’t do that this time around – this very soft knit wouldn’t have responded well. Remember to consider your sewing techniques depending on the fabrics that you are working with.

The Sewing Revival Fantail sweatshirt in striped knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Four tops from this pattern is probably enough for now, especially considering that they’ve all been sewn within a year!

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