Alexa meets the known universe
I originally brought this fabric to made a sleeveless cowl neck top, so I was working with limited fabric (80cm), hence the elbow length sleeves. And please excuse the posture/look on my face combo… it’s hard to smile and look natural when you are trying to suck in your tummy!
My first version of this top, a medium, was a little big through the shoulders, bust and hips, but perfect for my waist (my thick waist shines again!). My second attempt (this version!) was sewn up in a small but graded out to a medium in the waist. I think I’ve found my ‘go to’ layering top.
The shape of this top is lovely, but do you know what else I really love about this pattern? It’s the seam allowances. They are 1/4″ or 6cm and are designed for overlocking. What can I say? Simple pleasures people!
And my lesson with this make… don’t sew when you have a sinus infection. There will be miss cutting (and swearing), you will attached the neck binding to the wrong side on your first attempt, and what should have been a quick sew will take forever to make. Right, enough said.
Pattern: Tessuti’s Alexa T-Top Pattern
Size: S in the shoulders, bust and hips and graded to a M in the waist
Fabric: 80cm of The Known Universe from Tessuti (now sold out)
Alterations: Grading from a S to a M in the waist