Friday, April 15, 2011

KS 3740 with modified neck

I first saw this twisted neckband treatment back in 2008 from Christina over at Assorted Notions. There has been ton of these on PatternReview.com and in blogland lately. I used KS3740 as my base t-shirt pattern and then just made my own neckband. I wanted a t-shirt that was nice and open in the front to show off the neckband. I used a stretchy Rayon/Lycra from JoAnn’s. It’s actually pretty nice. It’s a bit on the thin side but I love the color and the recovery is nice. I added an extra inch or so to the arms because I like extra long sleeves. I made the shirt a bit too long so I’ll shorten it although it’s perfect for tucking in right now.
ks_3740_1 ks_3740_2

 


Here’s a close-up of the neckline.
ks_3740_3

 

Here’s a sketch of how I did it. I marked it in 3/4” intervals and then matched the markings across and over one instead of just folding it in half.
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I was looking at Fabric.com and now I want yummy solid knits. I maxed myself out with crazy, wild knit prints in my last order. These are also knit ITYs. Since I love the print ones, I figure I’ll love the solid ones too.
Stretch Jersey ITY Knit Aqua Stretch Jersey  ITY Knit Ruby

These are all rayon blends. Super yummy and soft I’m guessing. There are lots of colors too. I love that coffee-colored one.
Stretch Rayon Blend  Jersey Knit Purple Stretch Rayon Blend  Jersey Knit Lime
Stretch Rayon Blend  Jersey Knit Coffee Stretch Rayon Blend  Jersey Knit Fuchsia

 

For you anti-polyester folks, there is also some cotton/lycra solids that looks nice too. Although, there aren’t many colors.

18 comments:

Dharma said...

Love the top. Must try the twisted neckband. Your knit fabric choices are the colors I like!! I already scooted over to Fabric.com!

Amber said...

Thanks for the sketch! What a great way to add interest to a neckline. And I loved your last post--too funny!

Sharon said...

Great neckline treatment and another one for my "must do" list. Thank you for the diagram.

Amanda S. said...

LOVE it! Great idea - must file that away for later!

Anonymous said...

Oooh I definitely want to make that, thanks for the details. That makes your top look so much more dressy.

sdBev said...

I love the way you've made alignment marks. Most instruction just say to shift the sides off-alignment. So far, I have yet to shift and end up with a satisfying result. Your method would provide a benchmark; measurable and adjustable for the next time. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you

Jane M said...

Wonderful directions, thank you! I too would like to add some solid tops to my large knit print collection.

Kathy said...

I have a RTW top with that neckline. Nice to have instructions on how to do it myself. Thanks for the diagram.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your top looks great!

sewing spots said...

Love the top and the color! Looks great on you.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The twisted treatment really works with that wider neckline. You are giving me ideas...

MushyWear said...

Great color and the twisted neckline gives an otherwise basic top some nice flair.

NuJoi said...

I love the fit of your top. The neckline looks great.

Kyle said...

I was wondering how to create a twisted neckline--thanks for the instructions! Very cool looking shirt!

Andrea said...

I really like that color on you. It looks great. Thanks for the tutorial, I've added it to my list.

KarenP said...

That's a nice detail - it takes a basic tee from boring to interesting. Thanks for sharing the sketch!

Christina said...

Very cool! I think I need another top like this too.

Kathy said...

great neckline and thanks for the tutorial! did you sew one side of the band to the shirt neckline first and then fold and shift or did you make the neckband first then attach?