Tabor V-Neck Sweater

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This is the Tabor V Neck sweater by Sew House Seven

I’d had the pattern for yonks. I’d had the fabric for yonks too!

I’m sure the fabric is a Fabworks purchase PC (pre-covid). It’s an unusual pale blue stretch crepe of a medium weight.

It reminded me of a sporty technical type fabric. I had loved the colour thinking it crisp and clean but it had taunted me from my stash for at least a couple of years.

I wanted a warm top without a band on the bottom, as many of my others seem to feature. A top to throw over skinny jeans but still look put together.

I think it’s made a rather nice quite structural Tabor V Neck sweater.

The Tabor V-Neck from Sew House Seven is described as a simple yet versatile style that is as dressed up or casual as you’d like to make it. It is a loose fitting, drop shoulder tee or sweater that is built for comfort while looking smart. There are so many different options for sleeves, necklines and body lengths. A deep v-neck or semi v-neck with either a mitred or lapped neckband. A curved hem or split hem with side vents or cropped straight hem. Short or long sleeves.

I went with the deep V neck with the deep neck band and side silts

I went with a size 6 although my bust put me nearer the next size, size 8. I didn’t think this fabric would pull off ‘oversize’ without looking like a tent.

The upper arms are as snug as I would like to go, so next time using a more traditional sweater knit fabric, I would size up on the arms.

The instructions were impeccable. The wide lapped v neck went up first time and very nicely.

The hem is finished with a cover stitch although a twin needle also works. I had to look up and practice doing corners with the cover stitch machine and in the most part, pulled it off, so learnt a new skill in the process. I followed this tutorial by Fadanista.

So all in all a simple quick satisfying make.

Love, Lucie xx


  1. Hello, what a lovely top in such a pretty color. I love the side slits. I don’t have a cover stitch machine yet, but hope it’s somewhere in my future. I don’t like the tunnelling with twin needles. I saved the tutorial, just in case. Thank you for another lovely post.

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    1. Thank you. I never got on with twin needles either 🤣. It took me several years before I could justify my cover stitch and even then it was a Christmas present. It’s a luxury.


  2. Lovely 😍. Thanks for the review, hints and pattern recommendations. There’s not a lot of V neck top patterns around at the moment or rtw ones in the shops. I’m guilty of making tops in patterns when I really need great staples like these!

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