Same but different…

Same but different…


Remember that red silk top pattern that I used to make a jumper in my last post?  Well before packing the pattern away, I decided to make it up as a top (rather than a jumper) in a viscose/elastane jersey.  And not just any jersey… but the gorgeous Jaywalk from Tessuti.


I ummed and ahhed about this fabric.  The quality, drape and the discounted price (during the competition) were superb but I just wasn’t into the colourways.  On the day the competition entries were due, I caved and brought some in each colourway (just for the record, I had no intention of entering!) and I’m so so so glad I did.



Black may not be part of a colour palette I wear near my face, but I can always accessorise with colourful layers, shoes, a scarf, bright lipstick and my bag of knitting!


Construction was predominantly on the overlocker.  I secured the neckline seam and hems using a twin needle.  And yes, fusible stay tape was used on the neckline, shoulder seams and all hems.  I can’t live without it!


Would you wear a top that is greater in width than length?  And while I’m asking for your valued opinion… do I get away with wearing double stripes – a striped singlet and a striped top?


Pattern:  Number 30 from Pochee’s May & Me Style Sewing II
Size:  LL (without adding seam allowances)
Fabric:  Jaywalk Jersey from Tessuti
Alterations:  Lengthened and narrowed the sleeves.  Overlocked a band to the neckline and secure the stitching with a twin needle.
Accessories:  Sophie Digard scarf from Scarlett Jones , shoes from Peter Sheppard and bag made by me!

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