Monday, November 7, 2011
ruffly knit peasant top-mini (ok, micro) tutorial
Brrr...it's been getting chilly this week. We turned the heater on and I've been merrily wearing sweaters and boots (finally). I've also realized Charlotte doesn't have any long sleeved shirts! So I made a quick peasant top out of some cute striped knit. (which my cousin in law Courtenay gave me last May when I visited Utah. She scored it at a yard sale, she's the yard sale queen!)
haha! love this look on her face. (and no, I didn't make her headband. Thanks, Dollar store!)
I think I need to make lots more, because knit peasant tops are super easy, comfy, and adorable. I added some ruffles across the front before I sewed it together.
I cut two 1.5" strips of material, one a few inches longer than the other. (the longer one goes below the shorter) Just make sure it's long enough to gather how much you want. I guesstimate. I'm so helpful, right?
Then I sewed a gathering stitch (loong stitch) down the middle, pulled the top thread to gather, then fit it across the shirt front. I made sure to leave about an inch of room on top so that I could sew the casing with no problems.
When you do sew the casing in, just pull the ruffles out of the way!
Easy as pie. (wha? no peasy? I must not be feeling well.)
I use this pattern for all my peasanty needs.
Bonus-this top fits so loosely that Sadie can wear it. Or, rather Charlotte can wear it longer. Sadie definitely has more handmade clothes than C. She needs some more. I'm on it!