Have I told you lately that I love you?
Since March is apparently the month of knit tops, I made one more on Saturday - New Look 6405, which I've made several times before. I wanted to make a red top to go with the red and white summer skirt I made earlier in the month, but since red isn't a color I usually wear, I decided that I didn't just want a plain red tshirt. Enter NL 6405, with its neat little faux-wrap band.
My original idea was to still make the entire shirt red, and just coverstitch in white for accent, but I realized as soon as I cut out the pieces that that would basically just give me a red top anyway; no one would see the white stitching until they were close. So I went to my totally annoying local store on Friday at lunchtime and got a quarter-yard of white stretch. A quarter yard! I don't think I've ever purchased a remnant that small. They looked at me like I was nuts, but that was all I needed, so that was all I bought.
As soon as I cut the white band, I knew I was on the right track. Maybe the resulting top is a little athletic-y, but I like it.
I used the coverstitch on the neckband, the sleeve bands, and the hems. Aside from the fact that this red cotton jersey was the perfect fabric for the machine - it just purred like a kitten throughout, while some of the other cotton knits I was using caused a few skipped stitches or puckering until I twiddled with the settings.
This top apparently wanted to be made.