Use your favorite knit T-shirt pattern and add a flattering flounce accent down the center front for an easy pattern makeover. The Layered Flounces idea is just one of the many makeovers that you’ll see in this week’s Sewing With Nancy Online video, Knock Out Knit Tops.
Create the flounce
- Use the pattern in the book, Knock Out Knit Tops, to cut three half-circles.
- When the pattern is unfolded, you have “half-donut” shapes. (You can also experiment by creating your own flounce patterns.)
- Mark the vertical centerline on the cut-out T-shirt front and two horizontal lines 4″ and 8″ from the neckline.
- Straighten out the inner half-donut shaped flounces. Pin, then stitch a flounce to the 8″ and the 4″ horizontal line. Pin and stitch the third half-donut shape to the neckline.
- Did you notice that the edges aren’t finished? That’s the beauty of working with knits—a finish isn’t needed because the fabric doesn’t ravel.
See all the details, plus more sewing tips. Watch Sewing With Nancy Online!
Learn 12 ways to use ruffles, flounces, and pleats to refashion your T-shirt pattern.
During this Sewing With Nancy program, my Nancy’s Corner guest was originally a painter and potter. An assignment to Australia gave her the opportunity to meet Aboriginal artists and be influenced by the continent’s vast landscape. Now she concentrates on creating art quilts that are influenced by her time in Australia. I know you’ll enjoy watching my interview with Diane Wright.
Bye for now,