More tops

I had a J Stern knit top pattern in my pattern collection for a long time.  Yesterday I decided I wanted to try it.  I said before I started you may want to trace sizes and not cut up the pattern.  I did not listen to my inter voice.  Cut to the chase--the pattern sizes I used were way too small!  I did not want to fiddle with making a lot of adjustments.  Lesson learned.  Trace first!  Most independent patterns tend to run large on me so made that assumption with this one.  Not a good assumption.  Will order another one soon.

Thus I decided to cut out another Pamela's Perfect Knit Top.  That fit has been perfected and I tweaked a smidgen more yesterday.  Using brown knit fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics that has aged appropriately, I cut out another top.  This one I am changing neckline to scoop neck, keeping 3/4 inch sleeves.

I did order two more patterns from Pamela's Patterns last night.  I have enough brown knit left to try the tank top pattern that I ordered. 

More later.

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  1. I find independent patterns match the size of the pattern maker. Most of pattern makers seem tall and i used to have to cut them down.

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    1. I think you are correct about matching the pattern maker.

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  2. "aged appropriately" -- LOL! I knew stashing had a purpose!
    I've been very good about tracing patterns instead of cutting them up, but that's mostly because tracing is the part of the process where if I screw up I don't ruin anything! Very calming.

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  3. Too bad about the cut-up pattern. Quick question: When you change the neckline to scoop, do you have to change anything else in the pattern or sewing process? I've got my PP about right and would like to scoop the neckline. Thanks.

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    1. Actually I did not have to change anything with the process when I changed to that neckline with the Pamela's Pattern. I did have to use a longer piece of neckbinding. I just laid the scoop neckline template onto the fabric which I had cut using the jewel neckline. I lined up the fold edge of the template with fold edge of the fabric and lined up with the shoulder at neck and then marked the fabric. Then cut out the scooped neckline. Hope that helps.

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