Friday, November 29, 2013

Finish It Up Friday: Knit Top and Towels

I , of course, was hoping to get more finished up this week however between the traveling and baking I didn't!  One project I had to finish, because it was a gift that I need for Thanksgiving Day, was a set of dishtowels for my sister-in-law.  Sweetwater makes awesome iron-on labels and I couldn't resist a set of three that said "mix, measure, and stir."  I also had just ordered some French General toweling from Moda fabrics that already has finished sides, so it would be a super simple and easy but cute gift.  Here is the result, and I might just have to order another set of labels so I can make a set for myself!
Below is a close up of one of my favorite labels.
In addition to the dishtowels, I did manage to procrastinate on a couple of other projects by making another knit top.  I used the same pattern for my short sleeve knit tops that I made preciously, New Look 6216, however I tried the three quarter length sleeve version instead.  One of the great aspects of this pattern is that you do not have to attach any sleeves, the torso and sleeves are all one continuous piece.  You can see the shape below...anyone want a hug?
This aspect is also somewhat of negative depending on what kind of knit you are using, because there tends to be a lot of extra fabric under the arms which is not always so flattering.  I used a striped thin jersey knit, but the problem is that the fabric likes to cling to itself and other fabric making it do funny things especially around my chest area!  Anyway, I still like the top and I especially like that I successfully lined up the stripes...yay!  Long story short, the top was easy to make and super comfy to wear.
I actually did iron the top before I put it on because I washed and dried it up then put it in my suitcase for our trip.  I guess I did not iron it well enough! Below is a side shot.
If any of you are interested, I am having a Black Friday Weekend Sale in my Etsy shop through Sunday, where everything is an additional 15% off with coupon code BLACK15.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get lots of sewing done during your holiday weekend!

This post is linked up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. I love the stripes!

    The towels are super cute too. :)

  2. Your sleeves look amazing. Did you match the stripes on purpose?

  3. I heart all things French General! And your top is awesome, love 3/4 sleeves!

  4. Thank you so much for your awesome comments! I did try to match up the stripes and it actually worked in three of the four seams.