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Posted on: 7/2/10 9:37 AM
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Those of us who collect knits inevitably has some that have turned to be too thin or clingy and hug our rolls...

I have many of these and have used them as muslins so they have not entirely gone to waste but I have found that if you make a top a little bigger in size, it helps. What helps even more is if you double your fronts.

Do this by either making the second front a lining or by sewing the two fronts as if it were one (interline).

THIS MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE! I couldn't believe how much better this looks.

I discovered this one day when I was looking at some tees at Walmart and thought how clever. It took some figuring out and several tries but I worked it out.

When you use the second front as a lining you get the added bonus of nice clean neckline.

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Jane Jane said... (8/13/10 2:13 AM) Reply
Did yu ever try both a front and back double layer. Would make a nice neckline and might disguise some of the "rolls" some of us have in back. Jane
JodieT said... (7/8/10 12:39 PM) Reply
Wow, thanks for the tip. I will use this one.
papago said... (7/5/10 6:23 PM) Reply
Thanks for the great tip!! I have plenty thin knits that just sit. I think your suggestions will work great. Thanks, Laura
Kath in ON said... (7/3/10 8:01 AM) Reply
Thanks for the reminder. I have a couple of RTW knit tops that had a second layer lining in front, but they end just below the bust. An option if you don't have quite enough fabric...
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