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.
Because I’ve blogged the previous versions I will keep this blog post fairly short and sweet.
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.
Neckband: Getting knit neckbands right takes practice, practice, practice, but I also highly recommend this tutorial.
Use the recommended wide elastic in the gathered front feature; narrow elastic simply won’t have the same effect.
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.
Four tops from this pattern is probably enough for now, especially considering that they’ve all been sewn within a year!