Knitted Striped Tank-Top
Week eleven – knitted striped tank-top. This top is just like last weeks, except the skill is taken up notch with the striped. I have to tell you, it was intense working with such large stripes. Talk about a bit of pressure. I wanted the top to look as professional as possible which is why it was so important to match up all the stripes.
Did you catch the post last week? Week ten was a beautiful spring rayon tank-top. Check it out if you haven’t yet.
Okay, on to this project.
Much like last weeks, all the tips and tricks will remain the same. Be sure you practice your sergeing and top stitching with a scrap piece of fabric – you don’t want the thread to pull at the knit. Working with knits can be a challenge, but this project is easier than most, so give it a try.
Make those chalk markings for the pleat just as you would have last week.
Now, be extra careful to ensure you’ve matched up all the stripes. I even was careful to do this before I even cut the pattern – so take that step nice and slowly. If you’re way off, matching up the stripes could set your tank-top up by 2 inches. Who wants a super short top? Ah, no thank you.
Don’t just match one side then serge – match both to be sure you’re all square and centred. Polished, people, polished.
For the finishing, I did the same hem as last week – a bit bulky on the pleat, but it worked out okay.
Done and done – I wore this already and it got a couple of compliments. Awesomeness. I love making clothing and then wearing it out – there’s something quite satisfying about it, really. Like a job well done or something.
Well, thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great week.