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The May Knit Top

A great pattern from Style Arc

May Knit top front

This is just a quick post.  I happened to be in Steve’s Sew and Vac to have my sewing machine serviced and I found this knit fabric I loved so bought some.  Love it!

May knit top pattern

I wanted to try a style that was a little more form fitting since so many of my makes are big and comfy.  I chose this May Knit Top by Style Arc which is a downloadable PDF pattern.  I printed it out and, yes, I taped all 39 pages together and cut them out.  It didn’t really take that long.

May Knit top side

These are just selfies in my messy studio today.  This was a very simple make.  The one exception was not difficult, just scary.

You slit the front of the pattern and gather the lower portion, not hard.  You add the neck band and then overlap the front, still no problem.  BUT – when you sew the lower and upper portions back together you have to start at zero seam allowance, increase to 1/4″ in the middle and then decrease to zero on the other end.

I had to try a few times to make sure the band was securely encased in the seam.  I did a few hand stitches just to make sure it was secure.  The pattern says, “If you don’t start and end at zero seam allowance you will get points sticking up on the ends of that seam.”  No, not going to let that happen!

May knit top side back

This pattern has a plain back and sleeves to the elbow, which I really like.

May Knit top front

In spite of the scary moments sewing that center seam I would highly recommend this pattern.  It’s flattering and easy.  The size is a close fit so adjust accordingly.

Thanks for visiting my studio today and good luck if you decide to make the May Knit Top.  I got this fabric and dropped off my machine nearly 3 weeks ago and it’s still not done being serviced!  I guess all that mask making caused huge wait times for servicing.  Any of you in the same boat?  I had a friend kindly loan me her machine while I’m waiting.

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