Revisiting An Old Favourite



 Prior to Christmas I was at a work function and I spotted a really nice top on a lady that I immediately wanted to go home and recreate.  The top had a knit front and a woven back.  I knew I had just the right remnants in my stash and also a pattern that would do the job.


I dug out Jalie 3352 which has already ecome a firm favourite for winter tops.  I hadn't really used the short sleeed version but it had been on my radar for a summer top.










My woven fabric was left over from this top.  It had some stretch so I felt relatively confident in cutting my regular size.  The stretch fabric was also a remnant and was leftover from this top.  I finished the neckline with binding cut from the woven fabric and then used my coverstitch to finish the hem and the armholes.


Unfortunately the finished top was a little snug so it made its way into Courteney's Christmas parcel.  The second version is what you see here, made with an extra centimetre added to each side seam.  The resulting top is lovely to wear and makes a fantastic casual Friday top.  It is a little more dressy than your standard tee.


Comments

  1. I would have thought it would be better to make a top with a knit back and a woven front, to allow extra movement in the back when you move your arms. That is what I have been thinking lately, though I haven't tried it out yet.

    I like that grey stripe.

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    1. Probably but rtw doesn't operate that way!

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  2. Just wonderful that you made your vision a reality, and gifted the first try out of your closet. Thanks for the inspiration

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  3. This top looks very similar to the Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono tee. Interesting that it worked with a woven back. Looks great!

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    1. It is a bit. I can't seem to get a good fit on that one though.

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