Friday, March 22, 2013

CB Spiral Top in Knit


No sooner did I finish my test of the CB Spiral Top when I knew I wanted to make it in a striped knit. This top is so easy to convert to a pullover top using a knit. Just leave off the front facing, which is cut on, and add a seam allowance.

Voilà!

The fabric is this great lightweight sweatshirting I purchased from Marcy quite a while back. An oatmeal and dark grey stripe, and there are flecks of black in the oatmeal stripes. For the neckline, I used a binding. The knit is a 2-way stretch, so I had to use the stripe in the long direction (I would have preferred the short direction, but it just wasn't stretchy enough). I cut the binding so as to favor a grey stripe at the neck.

And that's pretty much it! I just love this pattern and already have plans for another, though I'm not sure how soon I will sew that up.

If you're getting this close to check out the stripe matching, you just might get hurt!

I'm not sure that I will get much sewing done this weekend. I expect to see DD2 on Saturday. DD1 is flying in today from university on spring break and we are going to hang out on Sunday. She wants to go to the gym with me and then go shopping. I need to do some snoop shopping as I am thinking I might make a dress to wear to DD2's upcoming graduation and I don't know what suits me.

I hope you have a good weekend!

28 comments:

  1. Terrific, and looks so elegant on you! I would never have thought of using that pattern with a knit. I learn SO much from you, thanks a bunch!

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  2. Looks fabulous......as do you by the way!

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  3. This is a great style on you. The shaping is very flattering to your figure. I like it made up on stripes to highlight the interesting seaming, too.

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  4. Love this! You are looking SO GOOD!

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  5. That is really a neat pattern, I love what you did with the striped knit. Very inspiring, as always. Looks great on you! Actually, I've been away for a while and you are really looking extra terrific. Good on you!

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  6. The first word I thought of when I saw your photo was "elegant." Such a great look! In the words in a song from my youth, "...you've got the magic touch..."

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  7. This is so cool! I can't get over that this is just one piece. I have a graduation dress to make for DD2 too! We will have to compare notes on what to wear.

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  8. Love those stripes. You did a great job of engineering them. And the top looks fab on you, too!

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  9. Love this version. Very chic!

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  10. Inspiring! And those matching stripes are sharp.

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  11. Yet again, the center back of the neck is my favorite part of this elegant top! Glad you've got a new top that fits.

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  12. This just looks like a perfect match of pattern , print and fabric- another amazing idea.

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  13. What I really like is the way the top drapes in the back.

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  14. That top is a perfect use for your cuddly striped knit, Shams. I love what you did with it, closing the center front seam as you did. Another real winner for your wardrobe.

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  15. What a fabulous top! I love the stripes. And stripes look great on you!

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  16. You are just looking so wonderful and this top is great. Keep up the great hard work!

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  17. You are looking great! Interesting pattern.

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  18. Nice job - those stripes are matched perfectly! Enjoy your spring break with your daughter :)

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  19. That is such an intriguing pattern and you sew it so fearlessly. Love it! And what great success with your weight loss! Congrats!

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  20. Hi shams! I'm back in the US and catching up. Wow, have you taken on a sheen of health and fitness. Nice work!! oh, and your sewing? Fabulous as usual :-)

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  21. Wonderful top - and magnificent matching on the stripes. I giggled at your comment about how you might get hurt checking out the stripe matches!

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  22. You never lack for interesting clothing, that's for sure! I love the stripes, especially in the back.

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  23. Great top! I love stripes and the effects you can achieve with them. By the way, the top on the window-shopping thing? can´t remember how the back went, if it had darts or any other feature, but I remember it had a metallic zipper in the center that looked pretty cool.
    I´m off to see what other things I´ve missed from your blog!

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  24. It is this type of interesting thing with this post of yours. I had been interested with all the topic along with the flow in the story. Keep up to date the truly amazing work.

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  25. Fabulous workmanship. Matching those stripes so perfectly was not easy. You pulled it off wonderfully and that top looks great on you. Great job.

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