Oh yeah, this *is* a sewing blog, right?
I think this See & Sew pattern is now in my Top 3. Number 1 is the Hot Patterns Sunshine Top, runner up is the Ottobre Woman (02/2007) tee. Number 4 is probably the Jalie waterfall tee, and I'm too lazy to go find the pattern number.
There is nothing like a TNT pattern that you can just cut and sew. I started cutting this about noon and finished sewing an hour ago, with blog reading, resume sending, dog walking, lunch, and laundry breaks in between. Oh wait, not quite finished since I still need to do the bottom hem but I needed another break first. Sewing is such hard work. ;-)
For this one, I used the scoop neck version and kept the gathered short sleeves (OW 02/07) I added to the crossover version. I trimmed the seam allowances from the neckline and bound it with a binder attachment (3/8" A) on my coverstitch machine, and added a flower front and center with a covered white button from the button bin. I think I love it!
I also coverstitched along the front empire seam. I swear it's straight in real life — the pleats are making seam look wavy.
You can sorta see the gathered sleevecap.
The fabric is a brown/white ITY knit from Fabric Mart and speaking of favorites, I think ITY knits are also in my Top 3, or even Top 2. The "good" rayon/Lycra knit prints are Number 1, but they are getting harder and harder to find.
And like Forrest Gump, "That's all I have to say about that."