Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thumbhole Obsession



Ever since I put on my first long sleeve running top with thumbholes, I've been a bit obsessed.  It sure beats tugging down your sleeves to cover half your hand.  And I'm not the only one, it seems.  Thumbholes are popping up everywhere!



size:  10
mods:  added thumbhole cuffs

  
MG has taken over the other Bimaa top that I made (BK and collars or high necklines do. not. go together very well).  I knew the size 10 would not be slim fitting on MG but that was okay since this is a layering piece.  And I was too lazy to trace off the size 8.;)


I made new cuffs that were longer than the pattern, marked where the thumb openings needed to be, and sewed.  When I stitched the cuffs to the sleeves, I placed the thumbholes 1 1/2" forward of the sleeve seam.



Though it doesn't show up so well on the microfleece, I used a decorative stitch around the hood edge in thread that matches the cuffs and hem band.


Now MG is ready to go running with me on cold days...and we'll match!





16 comments:

  1. Incredible cute, as always. such a great idea!

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    1. Thanks, Michal. It's a warm, snuggly top.:)

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  2. I'd never seen a top with thumbholes until the other day when I saw Rachel and Donna's Thumbs Up Tee. Great idea for cold weather!!!

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  3. Love the top! The cuffs are so clever!

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  4. Oh, you are so youthful!
    Love those tops and so do the Twins. Thank Cindy.
    xx N

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    1. Thank you, Nicole. They are perfect for us active girls.;)

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  5. Very cute matching tops. My girl wants a top with thumbhole cuffs, it's been added to my long sewing list.

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  6. It's great Cindy!
    I need one for me - I've been looking everywhere for a similar top (I don't run, but ride a bicycle and that's a must when it's so cold outside). On my sewing list.

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    1. I love, love, love thumbholes in shirts.:) I have a zip front hoodie that I got for Christmas that I wear all the time. It makes such a big difference having your hands mostly covered. Thanks, Ana Sofia!

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  7. looks great, I like the coloured decorative stitch ;o)

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    1. Thanks, Colette! I had to tie the colored cuffs in somehow.;)

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  8. these look great! she's so cute - and it's probably smart to size up on the bimaa, it still looks totally fine and now longer wearing!

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  9. I don't think she can get any cuter! I mean she just oozes the cuteness! Love the top, my daughter saw the thumbholes and was all "ooooh, can I have?" lol. You guys look great matching and all :) Awesome job Cindy!

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  10. Oh you could be twins! What gorgeous photos.

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