Since we last spoke I have been sewing more knits. Two more pairs of the Lucinda pants that I loved so much (the grey ones a few blog posts back) and a sleeveless T with a V neck to go with one pair.
I will post my instructions of how to do a cross-over V, promised a long time ago, tomorrow too.
But tonight quickly I want to tell you about the tee.
I used the Renfrew again as a base pattern, lengthened and swung it out using pivot and slide also described a while back and did a cross-over V. I find that the armhole on many sleeveless patterns are too low for me and the squishy stuff in my armpit is not really my best feature.
As a result lately I am just leaving off the sleeves of a T-shirt pattern I like and just turning under and stitching around the armhole.
This can be tricky so I want to tell you how I do it.
First I replace the thread in my lower looper with fusible thread (my friend Trudy gave me a new spool last week, thanks) and then three thread finish around the raw armhole. I give it a light press under to secure and then top-stitch down from the right side.
This is a million times easier than pinning, basting or hoping. And about two million times easier than using fusible web which I have heard some serious people do.
This is what the fusible thread looks like on the wrong side before it is turned, fused and stitched.
So easy. Top shots tomorrow