Today Teresa is sharing her Shoreline Boatneck, and it is just on point with the details. Read on…
The last time I sewed the Shoreline Boatneck, I sized up, looking for a super drapey, oversized sweater to wear! This time I went with a size small, sewing up the pattern in the size my measurements put me in. I love that the same pattern can yield completely different looks with different sizes sewn, and using different material.
I sewed this boatneck with some leftover jersey fabric from a cardigan I made recently. I love the speckled gray of this fabric, and this knit is a great weight for a t shirt.
Usually when I'm sewing clothes, I try my hardest to avoid a handmade look. I try to make things look as store bought as possible. But, it's also nice to add little details (ones you wouldn't normally find off the rack). I decided to add a little leather tab on my cuffed sleeves. It was very easy to do, and I love the little extra detail. (Also, this small piece of leather washes just fine...I tested it out in a few washes to make sure.)
Here are the pattern modifications I made to the sleeve:
- lengthened the short sleeve length by 3 inches.
- rolled the sleeves twice to create a cuff, sewing down the cuff on the underarm seam.
- used a 1 inch by 3 inch piece of leather to make a tab (the raw ends of the tab are tucked under the cuff and under the sleeve)
- stitched the leather tab down using 1/4 inch seams
Some other small changes I made to the pattern were leaving the bottom hem un-hemmed. I also finished the neckline with one of my favorite neckline finishing techniques (found here).