I think I’m finally coming to know my own personal style, and this asymmetrical henley fits my style perfectly. I had a really hard time deciding on which color of rib knit to use. I had a matching green and a purplish-blue. Luckily, I had a good response when I asked on facebook (Come join one of these sewing groups on Facebook.). I finally decided that even though I liked the matching green rib knit, I realized I’m a colors person. I love a pop of color! Here’s some tips for sewing knit fabric.
I love the stripes, I love the fit, I love the pop of color, I love the asymmetrical henley. I really, really just love this shirt! If you are sewing stripes this is how to match stripes.
- Shirt (partly finished)
- Contrast Fabric
- Rib Knit Neckline
- Sewing tools
1. The size of the contrast fabric should be 4″ wide by height + 1″. Interface one side.
2. Place the right side of the contrast to the right side of the shirt at center front (or off to the side for asymmetry.) Draw a line on the contrast down the center the height that you want. Sew down one side of the line, pivot at the bottom, and sew up the other side.
2. Cut down the center to the point.
3. Flip the contrast fabric around to the inside of the shirt.
4. Decide which side you want the placket to open. Fold the front side of the placket under. The back side of the placket will have a 1″ fold. Mark folds.
9. Trim the contrast fabric.
10. Attach buttons or snaps making sure the placket lines up perfectly.