Made by a Fabricista: Mad for Olive

Happy Fall Everyone!  
Where I live, we typically have a beautiful fall, except for this year.  It’s pretty much been non-existent but that hasn’t stopped me from making some fall tops in trendy colors.  
For this months post, I knew I wanted to use Olive green and I knew I wanted a cosy knit.  I found this lovely fabric in the ITY knit section.  Isn’t that color so pretty?  
Here’s the link to the fabric: Olive ITY knit

Yes, I am back to indoor photos.  It was just above 30 degrees today and the wind was howling.

I make a lot of flat pattern measurements before I start.  With this pattern, I knew it would be snug across the back shoulder area, so I widened that area for a total of an inch.  This is a typical adjustment for me when I use StyleArc patterns.  
I spend a lot of time on my necklines and hemlines.  I used this notion from FM’s site: SewkeysE-White-Fusible-Knit-Stay-Tape-Interfacing.  It’s sold in various widths and for necklines I use 1/2″ tape.  I also used 1/2″ on the hemlines.  Simply fuse the tape, stitch the neckband on, turn, and topstitch.  

This knit is so soft and it behaved so well when I was sewing it together. 
The pattern I used is the Oakley Knit Tunic from Style Arc.  I thought it would be perfect for this fabric.  I think it was a very wise choice!  
Oakley Knit Tunic By Style Arc - Tunic top featuring a panelled swing back and a 7/8th length sleeve with optional tie.
This went together fast and I love the style of it.  It’s perfect for an ITY knit, and those sleeves!  Aren’t they clever?  They are simply a button hole with a tie that goes through it and is tied.  So simple yet so fun.

This top deserved a fun and colorful scarf, so I used a fun knit stripe to make one.

Here’s a link to the fabric: crochet knit

This project literally took less than ten minutes.  Cut a piece of fabric the width of the fabric and about 1/2 yard wide (at least).

Sew the short sides of the piece together with right sides together.  Next, sew the long edges together leaving about a 2″ opening.

Flip the entire thing right side out and stitch the opening closed.  That’s it.

I love my new top and scarf!
Thanks for reading!
Sue from Ilove2sew!

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