Scuba! I got this awesome thick scuba knit in the garment district when I was in New York a few weeks ago. I bought it in two colors, and my initial plan was to make a colorblocked sheath dress out of it, but I knew that if I didn’t also make something with some body I would be wasting that scuba!
The Blair Batwing Shirt by Named Clothing seemed like an obvious choice, because of it’s big boxy shape and huge sleeves. Since I already had the pattern and have made it before, it only took me an hour or two to whip it up
I love the way this top turned out! It looks great with jeans or a skirt. Dan kind of hates it- he thinks it makes me look like I have t-rex arms. Oh well, you can’t please em all!
I cut the scuba in a single layer because it was so bulky that cutting a double layer with my rotary cutter was too tough.
I sewed the whole thing up with a zigzag rather than my serger, because scuba doesn’t fray or ravel. The only problem is that the seams can be kind of scratchy on the inside- does anyone have a fix for this problem? I didn’t realize scuba could be itchy…..
I left the bottom edge raw because I like the way it looks, but I turned under the sleeve and neck openings and zigzagged them down. I think I may be at the beginning of a scuba love affair. It’s so easy to sew and it looks so cool! The aforementioned sheath dress is all sewn up and just waiting to be photographed, so stay tuned!