A few weeks back I showed you a top I sewed with some old gray jersey knit I had for a long time. As it turns out I liked it so much that I wanted to make another similar top.
Since I have used almost all my jersey knit, I grabbed the last piece of it: the pink one. I ended sewing this fresh jersey knit top with flower adornments.
I am not a big fan of pink, but I have to say that this top is so sweet and comfy that I would love it as much if it were chartreuse (probably the ugliest color in the world).
I made a couple of changes, compared to the other top.
One of the changes is the band under the bust I added, this is because stretchy jersey knit is notoriously difficult to sew, since I cut the band with the knit in the opposite direction as the rest of the top, it serves as an elastic piece, it gives the top a nice flare under the bust.
Another change is that the shoulder width is bigger, it looks a little strange on Bertha, but as the fabric stretches a lot it gives the illusion of a tiny capped sleeve on somebody with arms (such as myself).
I reused the flower idea from the previous top, this time I added two instead, and I stitched a circle in the center (as opposed to beads) to attach them to the top. The flowers are just 3 simple concentric circles of fabric stitched together. I am liking this look a lot on stretchy tops, I will probably try it again on another one.
I made a couple of other tops when I sewed this one, I will show you those some other time. I love cotton jersey, it is perfect for where I live, it is comfy, soft and fresh, but it is not without problems when sewing.
So, to you sewists (sewers, seamstresses, people who sew) out there, have you sewed stretchy fabrics, jersey knits? Did you find it too difficult (this is where my little serger shines).