My first version (yes, there is a second one coming right up) is made out of grey wool jersey (left over from a different project) and some green wool jersey…that is actually the bottom part of a dress I altered a while ago. Yes, I like using EVERY SINGLE scrap 🙂
I cut a size 36 (according to the bust measurements) and followed the pattern instructions …well, overall I did 🙂 My fabric ended up having a lot less stretch than what was probably intended because the t-shirt ended up being quite tight across the bust and back. Luckily it was very easy to unpick the side seams and I sewed everything back up with a 1/8” seam allowance. Much better! And no need to finish those edges.
The sleeves are the ¾ length plus the green bands which are about 2” wide. The neckline is simply a cowl neck…almost a straight rectangle.
Loved the construction order, it made everything come together in no time. The tips for sewing with knits are also very smart. It only took me about 4 hours to make this top and this includes unpicking both sides, fiddling with the sleeve bands (on and off and back on for about 3 times) and deciding on the cowl neck. Not to mention the devil that the grey wool jersey was….rolling into a thin baguette the second I’d lift my hands off of it.
The result is a very eye catching, comfortable and warm top. It is probably the first pattern I would recommend to a beginner sewer that wants to try working with knits. It looks cute, it is versatile, the instructions are awesome and the result doesn’t scream “I made this!!!”.
I wore it this weekend and received a ton of compliments, even from strangers! Super big win in my book!
Thank you ELÉONORE for this versatile and cute top!
PS: I am camera shy 🙂 please excuse the headless pictures.