Spots and stripes
This is the tale of two tops.
The pattern is a modified Alexa T-Top. The shoulders, neckline and sleeves are all original, but I added extra room in the side seams and altered the hemline for a more relaxed and flattering fit. I’m all for clothes that ‘skim’ over my mummy tummy!
The spots are a 100% cotton. I usually prefer knits with a little of lycra or elastane, but I couldn’t go past these random mustard spots. I’m not sure how the fabric will wear, there are already a few tiny holes appearing in the seams, but I’m happily going to wear this top until it falls apart.
I was so excited when I finished the spotty version. I had a ‘could this be my favourite knit top ever’ moment. So, I headed to the stash, pulled out some precious stripey jersey (all stripes are precious, right?) and decided to get a little creative. BIG BIG BIG mistake.
The umpire vibe is strong and this top has been relegated to house wear.
Not my finest moment, but how about I distract you all before I quickly exit right, with some recently released free knit sewing patterns from Nosh. Okay, the instructions might be in Finnish, but I’m sure those with a little experience of sewing knits will find them a breeze!
Pattern: Tessuti’s Alexa T-Top Pattern
Size: Small with 3/4 sleeves
Fabric 1: Cotton knit from Spotlight
Fabric 2: Cotton/elastane jersey from Nosh
Alterations: Extra room has been added to the side seams and the hemline altered for a more relaxed fit.
Accessories: Chevron scarf was a gift & orange silk tie from the op shop. Raffia Chic shoes purchased from Scarlet Jones