Shoreline Boatneck with Dandelion Drift – Blank Slate Sewing Team

One of the things I love about the Shoreline Boatneck is that it works with both knits and wovens – and as evidenced by Teresa in today’s post, I now need a slouchy sweater knit version…
Shoreline Boatneck sewn by  Dandelion Drift, pattern by Blank Slate Patterns

Hey all, it’s Teresa here from Dandelion Drift. Do you ever get into a style obsession? I have been on a slouchy tee kick lately. It all started with a thrifted shirt that I loved the colors of, but it was a size XL. I purchased it anyway and it has been one of my most worn pieces of clothing! So worn that it is now getting a hole in it!

Neckline, Shoreline Boatneck sewn by  Dandelion Drift, pattern by Blank Slate PatternsShoreline Boatneck in sweater knit, sewn by  Dandelion Drift, pattern by Blank Slate PatternsDetails - Shoreline Boatneck sewn by  Dandelion Drift, pattern by Blank Slate Patterns

Well, I was ready to try my hand at sewing something similar to my loved thrifted shirt, and Melissa’s Shoreline Boatneck pattern had all the same lines. I grabbed a yard of sweater knit fabric from Michael Levine Fabrics and set to work.

Shoreline Boatneck sewn by  Dandelion Drift, pattern by Blank Slate Patterns

Shoreline Boatneck sewn by  Dandelion Drift, pattern by Blank Slate Patterns

I decided to size up this pattern so that I could get just the right amount of slouchiness. My measurements put me into a size small, but I cut out the size medium. I cut the pattern exactly as instructed, except the sleeves and the facings. I was running out of fabric for the sleeves (Melissa calls for more yardage than I had on hand), so I cut the sleeves an inch shorter than the 3/4 sleeve length. I then cut cuffs to add to the ends of my sleeves, which ended up perfect so I could wear them scrunched!

Shoreline Boatneck sewn by  Dandelion Drift, pattern by Blank Slate Patterns

This shirt was entirely sewn on my serger, except for the neckband and the hem finish. Those were done with my double needle. I knew my loose sweater knit fabric wouldn’t hold the shape of the neck facing pattern pieces Melissa includes in the pattern. Instead, I finished my neckline as described here, by Rachael, with a strip of Anna Maria Horner knit. I love the little peek of flowers this shirt has on the inside while it is hanging up!

Shoreline Boatneck sewn by  Dandelion Drift, pattern by Blank Slate Patterns

I asked my husband, Josh, to snap a few pictures of me the other night, and a couple hours later he said “I didn’t even put it together, you must have made something you are wearing, but it all looks store bought!” Woot….sweet compliment from a sweet man! This slouchy sweater knit boatneck is quickly becoming a new favorite!

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Comments

  1. Andrea S. says

    I love this sweater! Fantastic job :) And what a wonderful compliment from your husband – that’s the best! My husband still gets confused over whether “handmade” or “homemade” is better in sewing…and inevitably says the wrong thing when he’s just trying to compliment me ;)

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