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maritime knit top sewing pattern

maritime knit top sewing pattern
Price: $9.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC016MT
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This simple pull-on top is designed for knit fabrics with a little or a lot of stretch. View A features three-quarter-length sleeves while View B has short sleeves. Both styles include a bateau neck with topstitching detail and simple side vents, as well as a flattering fit.

 

maritime knit top sewing pattern
  • Description

    This simple pull-on top is designed for knit fabrics with a little or a lot of stretch. View A features three-quarter-length sleeves while View B has short sleeves. Both styles include a bateau neck with topstitching detail and simple side vents, as well as a flattering fit. You’ll love the look, feel, and versatility of this shirt, which is also an essential wardrobe basic. Instructions include detailed information for adding a bust dart for a more flattering full-busted fit.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Suitable for knits of all sorts. Stable knits are especially good for this style. Suggested fabrics include jersey, double knit, thermal knit, and interlock.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, contrasting thread for topstitching (optional), and featherweight fusible interfacing.

    maritime knit top sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    View A, 44" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 2 1/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards

     

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    View A, 44" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards

     

    Finished Measurements

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    Chest 34" 35" 36" 37" 38" 39"
    View A Sleeve* 22 1/4" 22 1/2" 22 3/4" 23" 23 1/4" 23 1/2"
    Length* 23 1/4" 23 1/2" 23 3/4" 24" 24 1/4" 24 1/2"

     

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    Chest 40 1/2" 42" 43 1/2" 45 1/2" 47 1/2"
    View A Sleeve* 23 3/4" 24 1/4" 24 1/2" 24 3/4"" 25 1/4"
    Length* 24 3/4" 25" 25 1/4" 25 1/2" 25 3/4"

    * Measured from shoulder at neck.

     

  • English System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (in.)
    Natural Waist
    (in.)
    Dropped Waist
    (in.) *
    Hips
    (in.)
    0 32 1/2" 25" 27" 35"
    2 33 1/2" 26" 28" 36"
    4 34 1/2" 27" 29" 37"
    6 35 1/2" 28" 30" 38"
    8 36 1/2" 29" 31" 39"
    10 37 1/2" 30" 32" 40"
    12 39" 31 1/2" 33 1/2" 41 1/2"
    14 40 1/2" 33" 35" 43"
    16 42" 34 1/2" 36 1/2" 44 1/2"
    18 44" 36 1/2" 38 1/2" 46 1/2"
    20 46" 38 1/2" 40 1/2" 48 1/2"

    * Measured 1 1/2" below natural waist

     

    Metric System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (cm)
    Natural Waist
    (cm)
    Dropped Waist
    (cm) *
    Hips
    (cm)
    0 83 64 69 89
    2 85 66 71 92
    4 88 69 74 94
    6 90 71 76 97
    8 93 74 79 99
    10 95 76 81 102
    12 99 80 85 106
    14 103 84 89 109
    16 107 88 93 113
    18 112 93 98 118
    20 117 98 103 123

    * Measured 4 cm below natural waist

     

  • Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 5 reviews

    Maritime Knit top
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/02/2016
    This is a great pattern. Super fit and very well written instructions with great tips even for experienced sewers. I downloaded the pattern and after experimenting with some cheap fabric was able to select the size to print that made the best fit for me. I already had bought the Gallery Tunic & Dress in hard format and was so impressed decided to try the Maritime top. So far I have made three tops and can't wait to receive my Coverlock machine from Janome to make my hemming more authentic.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    I like the fit
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/20/2016
    Experimenting with different weights of knits. I finished a top in a sheer chartreuse on gray stripe and the fit is comfy and flattering. Fiddled with the neck finishing in a second top with a slightly heavier knit. Instead of a facing, I attached a folded binding. I will probably make a third.
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    Great top
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/15/2015
    I may have made a size too big because it was baggier than normal and the 3/4 sleeves weren't quite where they should be; I will have to shorten them.

    But great pattern and easy to make!
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    perfect fit
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/27/2015
    I made this tee shirt and it turned out to be just the way I wanted it to be. It fit nicely and looks good.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Great fit and easy sewing
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/12/2015
    I made up the 3/4 sleeve top in St. James knit and was very happy with the way the top sewed up. It was straight forward and it looks just like the picture. The sizing was true to my measurements.I wear it a lot! Perfect with jeans and capri's. My 2 daughters have asked me to make them the same top in different colors. I highly recommend this pattern, it is a classic. I will sew it again I am sure.
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  • Determining Which Printing You Have

    As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the pattern. To determine which printing of an instruction sheet or pattern sheet you have, look at the copyright box which appears on each. Toward the bottom of the box, there is a series of numbers.

    The lowest number you see there indicates which printing you have. For example, if the lowest number in the box on the instruction sheet is "2," you have an instruction sheet from the second printing. Any errors in the instructions mentioned for the first printing have been corrected in your version. If the lowest number in the box on the pattern sheet is "1," you have a copy of the pattern sheet from the first printing.

    Pattern sheets and instructions sheets can be printed separately, so be sure to check the errata notices for pattern pieces against the printing number on the pattern sheet and errata notices for instructions against the printing number on the instruction sheet.

    Errata

    In the first printing of this pattern, there were two errors in the the instructions.

    1. The second page of the instructions refers to using 1/2" seam allowances when 1/4" seam allowances were our intention. If you’ve used 1/2" seam allowances, the shirt will fit just a little more tightly than intended but the pattern will still work, so don’t worry too much if you’ve sewn them with the 1/2" seam.
    2. Related to the first issue, on page 2, step 1 under "Sew the Side Seams and Make the Vents," you’ll get better results at the side seam and vent if you use a 5/8" basting seam and a 1/4" seam. This step should read as follows: "1. Fold the shirt, with right sides together and pin the sleeve edges and side edges together, matching the dots at the side seams, the notches, and the underarm seams. Begin by setting your machine to a basting stitch and, using a 5/8" seam, baste from the bottom edge of the shirt’s hem to the dot, lockstitching or backstitching at the dot (this will temporarily close the vents at the bottom of the shirt); then set your machine back to a regular stitch and continue sewing all the way up the side seam to the edge of the sleeve with a 1/4" seam. Repeat to stitch the other side.

     

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