Comfy yet fashionable

Maybe it’s the holiday season or the cold weather that made me go for this project.

A comfy yet fashionable top originally from Italian fashion design brand Carla G

My sister bought a knit top last season and I knocked off the pattern (hope they won’t mind!). Then I was lucky enough to find some double knit jersey in several color combination…and I made 3, one for me, one for my sis and one for my mom.

As you can see the style is very simple and straightforward. I normally wear the top with a necklace  to add some volume…but the picture was taken on a very housework-intensive weekend

The detail I like the most…which was also the most sewing engeneering intensive is the waist area

As you can see there is a hole…which needs to be assembled in the right sequence…otherwise you can’t turn the sleeves out. Believe me!!! I tried several times in a tiny mockup before getting the technique right.

After breaking the code…I was ready to sew three in a whim using my serger.

If you are interested in the pattern, let me know and I can share more details in a future post.

By the way….see the long shapeless hair in the picture? I was fed up and I chopped them off yesterday…I feel a bit like Amy from Quixotic Pixels I was less brave then her though… So stay tuned for a style change.

I would like to wish you a very peaceful and joyful New Year with the beautiful snowy Swiss mountains background (no snow luck on my side of the border).  

Thanks for being such lovely readers and I look forward to having an exciting new sewing year with all of you.


4 thoughts on “Comfy yet fashionable

  1. What a clever top design – I like it! And I believe you about trying to figure out the right order to sew it in. Making your own patterns means mental origami.


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