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”
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.
What a gorgeous top, and the hole is a very clever design… am still trying to work it out 😉
What an ineresting top, it looks both pretty and comfy! Happy New Year to you, too, and happy stitching in 2012!