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!