Spots and stripes

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


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