Today was a very good day to be a duck, so have the last 3 days for that matter! It is also a good day to start wearing some of my autumn wardrobe.
I have been pondering knit work tops for a while now. I had high hopes for Simplicity 1366 but really this style of boxy top just doesn't work for me. Because I have hips it just makes me look like a column. Enter McCall's 6886. I love the three dresses I made using this pattern and have already made my Mum a top using it as well. I really must get a photo of it. For Mum's top I pretty much kept to the original pattern because she has a very different shape to me but I wanted more of a loose slightly cropped style that I could wear with culottes.
A recent 40% off sale at Spotlight unearthed this lovely white and black striped ponte knit. I nearly didn't buy it because, well, more stripes but then I did buy it because, well, mores stripes!
I cut the top out pretty much to the pattern except for the side seams. Once I had decided on my length and for the record, it is the same length as my much maligned Simplicity top, because this is one of the things I do like about it, I then added 1cm to each side seam at the hem and recut the side seam to a straight seam, ignoring the curve. I hope that makes sense!
I really love the resulting top, so much so, that if I can find more suitable ponte, there will be more.