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Made by a Fabricista: Mad for Olive

Happy Fall Everyone!  
Where I live, we typically have a beautiful fall, except for this year.  It's pretty much been non-existent but that hasn't stopped me from making some fall tops in trendy colors.  



For this months post, I knew I wanted to use Olive green and I knew I wanted a cosy knit.  I found this lovely fabric in the ITY knit section.  Isn't that color so pretty?  

Here's the link to the fabric: Olive ITY knit



Yes, I am back to indoor photos.  It was just above 30 degrees today and the wind was howling.



I make a lot of flat pattern measurements before I start.  With this pattern, I knew it would be snug across the back shoulder area, so I widened that area for a total of an inch.  This is a typical adjustment for me when I use StyleArc patterns.  


I spend a lot of time on my necklines and hemlines.  I used this notion from FM's site: SewkeysE-White-Fusible-Knit-Stay-Tape-Interfacing.  It's sold in various widths and for necklines I use 1/2" tape.  I also used 1/2" on the hemlines.  Simply fuse the tape, stitch the neckband on, turn, and topstitch.  


This knit is so soft and it behaved so well when I was sewing it together. 


The pattern I used is the Oakley Knit Tunic from Style Arc.  I thought it would be perfect for this fabric.  I think it was a very wise choice!  

Oakley Knit Tunic By Style Arc - Tunic top featuring a panelled swing back and a 7/8th length sleeve with optional tie.

This went together fast and I love the style of it.  It's perfect for an ITY knit, and those sleeves!  Aren't they clever?  They are simply a button hole with a tie that goes through it and is tied.  So simple yet so fun.



This top deserved a fun and colorful scarf, so I used a fun knit stripe to make one.

Here's a link to the fabric: crochet knit


This project literally took less than ten minutes.  Cut a piece of fabric the width of the fabric and about 1/2 yard wide (at least).


Sew the short sides of the piece together with right sides together.  Next, sew the long edges together leaving about a 2" opening.


Flip the entire thing right side out and stitch the opening closed.  That's it.


I love my new top and scarf!
Thanks for reading!
Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. What a beautiful soft olive shade. And your scarf fabric is perfect with it too. A lovely fall outfit!

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  2. This was a perfect pattern and fabric pairing. I love that color and have so many of these scarves in fun fabrics because it's such a quick and easy way to add a pop of interest to an outfit.

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