Love the Free People look. Boho and comfortable!
Don’t really love the prices.
I came across a long ecru slub-knit top for $6. It fit like a bag and the V-neck reached a point below my ribcage.
But, it was $6!!
Contrary to the “Hand Wash” and “Line Dry” indicated on the care tag, I subjected the top to the washing machine and dryer.
It did shrink, but not as much as I had hoped.
To reduce the cavernous neckline, a pleat was sewn at the “V.”
I wanted to add some color and decided on a very basic cross stitch design.
To get a even stitch, I used an even weave sheer fabric (also from the Stash) to embroider through.
The even weave waste canvas used on this top would have been too heavy for the thin knit of this top.
Cross stitch was also used on the back.
To add a bit more color, Stash Buttons, that matched one of the colors of embroidery thread, were sewn over the front pleat.
Of interest to those of us that strive to keep everything even and “just-so.” T-shirt remakes have taught me that T-shirts are not symmetrical.
The distance from the “V” to the shoulder seam on the right side was more than an inch longer than the left side. The design on the right has ten “legs.” The left side only nine.
A fun top to make. The embellishments only required about an hour.
When the weather improves… it will be a fun top to wear!
So many v-necks are too deep on me, and a lot of boat necks are sloppy as well. The idea of putting a pleat there is brilliant.