Marlene for Two

Thursday, February 16, 2017

There's a new knit top pattern just waiting for you to sew it up. The great part is that it is lightening quick to sew!!

The Marlene, and Miss Marlene in women's sizing, is not technically new, but it has recently been translated from German to English. It is newly available in the Naeh Connection shop

If you are thinking it is just another basic tee, here is the detail you don't want to miss!! Check out that cute little shoulder accent! I love the little pop it gives!

Sorry, I couldn't resist sharing a few too many photos of this one. I didn't think this photo shoot was going particularly well, but I was pleasantly surprised by the results. There's a quick lesson in there about not judging a shot by the camera's LCD display I'm sure. 

The neckline is sort of a squared off boat-neck shape which is easy to sew since you basically fold and stitch. No binding!!

The above top was originally intended for Avery. The fabric I used just didn't have enough stretch for this top. The pattern mentions jersey, but does not provide a stretch gauge. I would recommend at least 40-50%. It fit Avery pretty well across the chest, since I went by those measurements, but the shoulder and underarm were just not going to work. Thankfully, a quick shortening of the sleeves made it perfect for my youngest. 

Since the pattern sews up so quickly, I sized up and used more suitable knit for Avery. 

She loved the bright colors and print of this older line of Patty Young knit for Michael Miller. 

I used the newer Vivid Knit for the shoulder accent piece. 

So, if you are looking for a not so basic tee that is a quick sew, head on over the Naeh Connection and snatch up the Marlene and the Miss Marlene.

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