|Taking pictures of oneself in the mirror isn't easy.|
|Especially with flashes.|
|And low light levels.|
The construction Nitty-Gritty
Steph gave some sensible directions for applying the binding to the sleeves and neckline. Somehow this just didn't click with me, and I did what I normally do based on my quilt binding experience. I also used special knit stitches on my machine, wanting to do an *extra good job*. I think you are already anticipating that I will tell you that the results were not as good as I wanted.
I didn't have any extra fabric to play with and unpicking a knit sometimes destroys it, so I will live with a neckline that could be better.
|Applied like double bias binding on a quilt edge. Stitched down with a knit stitch.|
|The sleeve, after thinking again and re-reading the instructions.|
|The inside of the sleeve, with the raw edge stitched down. It's plenty neat, and much less bulky than what I did to the neckline. Live and learn.|
I think this top would look especially good on someone busty. It's sort of counterintuitive, with the cutout and everything, but I think all the details around the bust would visually break up the area and make it seem daintier. Even though I am not very curvy on top, I feel good in this top because the cut and the stripes emphasise my shoulders a bit and help to balance out my pear shape. I think it will be a cute top to wear this summer with capri pants, or an a-line skirt.
The Bow Tie Tee pattern is up for sale now on Craftsy.
I know the pictures I've taken are substandard. I'll update with better ones if I get a sunny day and an accomplice to take them of me. Meanwhile, we'll settle for these.