Last week I showed you my knit dress, also made in this fabric. The original piece of fabric was 1.45 metres of 150 wide knit - and after I made the dress, I had a strip left over. I made a little skirt out of that, but it was just too short for my liking. I had already so fallen in love with this fabric that I had purchased another piece to make a jumper to go with my casual clothes. I then realised what I could do. I rememberd this patterned:
This top has drop shoulders, and I already knew they sat quite low on me, as I had made the top before - just a wearable muslin out of remnants. I realised I could get the sleeves out of the little skirt. And then a top from the 1.55 piece. Which would leave me enough to make a skirt - which by now I decided I wanted.
As the pattern has a CB seam with a zip opening, and a high, sort of funnel finish neckline, I altered the pattern to suit the constraints of my fabric. I removed the CB seam and zip, which left me with the problem of what to do with the neckline. I dropped the front a bit, to allow more headroom when pulling it on. I made up a neckband out of the fuzzy fabric, and then tested it - always a wise move. It did not easily go over my head. So I was left with the problem of how to finish the neckline. Luckily I had a piece of stretch polyester faux suede in my stash, and I used that. Seems to work:
I will just quickly show you the top - I've even managed a smile. When you look at the back view, the hemline looks uneven - I can assure you it is not, it is just the way it is sitting - sometimes you don't see these things until after you have taken the pictures!
So there we have it, a modern, drop shoulder, slouchy sort of casual sweater. I am sure I need to make this top smaller, but it works for this knit, and I like the oversized look which is going to be big for Autumn/Winter 2018. And, as I found a small remnant in the remnant bin, which naturally I could not resist, it even has a cowl scarf to go with it, for cold neck days:
That's it for this week, once again thank you for your comments. I still have a busy week or so in real life to attend to, but one day hope to get back to normal with replies. In the meantime, I just hope some of you enjoy reading my blog and seeing patterns made up.
Back next week with the skirt,