I’ve had this polka dot knit fabric for awhile and could never find the perfect project. Until I found this mint ribbing and thought the mint would set off the navy perfectly. I decided to make a top instead of a skirt or dress because I’m feeling a little tired of the shirts I have.

Polka Dots and Mint Top

I just traced the outline of another shirt I had and am pretty happy with the fit. I think it will be one of those shirts that work for now, pregnancy, and post-pregnancy/nursing. Hopefully mint won’t disappear from the fashion world soon.

Polka Dots and Mint Top

I struggled a little with the length of the ribbing on the neckline and had to do it twice. Bleh. But now I am happy I redid it instead of leaving it.

Polka Dots and Mint Top

My knit double needle broke right as I started the topstitching around the neckline. The last thing I had to do to be finished! I just sewed two stitches next to each other and am still looking for a replacement. Here’s how to use a twin needle.

Polka Dots and Mint Top
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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7 thoughts on “Polka Dots and Mint Top

  1. It's perfect! You're a hot mom 😀

    Posted on November 11, 2012 at 6:46 pm
  2. This looks great! I love the fabric, and I hope mint isn't gone either.

    Posted on November 11, 2012 at 4:21 am
  3. it looks fabulous!! great job 🙂

    Posted on November 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm
  4. This is VERY cute! I need one.

    Posted on November 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm
  5. Cute! I love the pattern and how you put it with the mint ribbing!

    Posted on November 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm
  6. Ps its Miriam, why is it showing up unknown!?

    Posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm
  7. Love this, I'm really into shapes and style Lines that are comfortable AND cute. I just found. Great go-to source for double needles! I side the joann's I am Taylorsville, there's a huskavana (I think that's it!) distributer and they have various double needles!

    Posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm