Barcelona wrap top

Barcelona wrap top

After the wrap dress… here is my wrap top that has been on my to-do list since Spring. I took the pattern from a wrap top I had in my closet and the fabric was a super bargain that I got for free from my local shop (it was in the bargains basket and I was buying some more fabric). When I saw it, I immediately fell in love with the motif… those geometric, crazy designs are very hard to find, let alone as jersey.
Barcelona wrap top

Don’t those designs remind you of the beautiful Gaudi designs in Barcelona?
Barcelona wrap top

Actually Barcelona is one of my favourite cities and since I lived there some years ago, I always try to find an excuse to plan a trip over there. I simply love those beautiful modernist buildings that you can admire as you walk around. I am really fond of strolling around the city, discovering areas I have never seen before, going for coffee or a meal or simply watching people and shops (shoes being one of my favourites!). So, when I was there last week, I decided to model my new top… now known as Barcelona wrap top…. on the world famous Gaudi benches

Not having a serger, I used a twin needle for the back neck, a zigzag stitch at the bottom and cleavage, and lettuce edge stitch for the sleeve hems.
Barcelona wrap top

It was the first time I used a zig-zag stitch instead of mock overlock or elastic stitch available on my machine. I don’t know if I did something wrong, but the zig zag stitch is not as elastic as I thought…which is perfect for the cleavage… but no so great for the bottom wrap section. Now I cannot pull the wraps as much. Next time I will use a different stitch. Has this ever happened to you?

Talking of jersey… do you know of any online shop that sells medium-weight jersey? I can’t seem to find it.

Have a week full of laughter.
Barcelona wrap top

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2 thoughts on “Barcelona wrap top

  1. Beautiful fabric and top… 🙂 I’ve only been to Barcelona once but I loved it – especially the Gaudí buildings and that park… I love that you got the chance to model the top in Barcelona!

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