I’m so excited for this tutorial – how great is a jersey Banksia?? It’s a whole new level of tshirt!!
If you need a bit of help or a refresher on sewing with stretchy fabrics – check out this post i did a while ago.
I like how fast this one comes together – here we go!
First thing to do is cut out your fabric using your altered stretchy fabric Banksia pattern
Place the top and front back pieces together with right sides facing each other, and sew the shoulder seams
Sew the collar, and make sure you press it!!! I know it’s tempting with jersey not to iron – but the only way to get the collar to look good is through pressing. I didn’t use interfacing on the collar, as i wanted it to be as drapey as the top – but you could if you want. Just make sure you use an interfacing with stretch.
Attach the collar to the top – and then sew the seam allowance flat against the top on the inside so that it doesn’t show from the outside. Be careful not to catch the collar in your stitches – and use a stitch with stretch. The last photo above is what the topstitching on mine looked like – it is concealled once the collar sits flat down
Attach the sleeves and sew up the side seams
Hem the bottom of the top and the sleeves using a stitch that maintains the stretch of the fabric – and you’re done!