Tessuti Alexa/Monroe Mash Ups
My scrap bin was overflowing for a while there recently, so Courteney and I decided to have a sort out. We removed all of the scrap merino and put it into a separate bag. Courteney then began separating it into potential individual projects and my latest two mashup tops are a result of that.
The first top I made was using some merino Courteney used a birthday voucher I gave her to buy. She accidentally cut a body piece the wrong way which mean't she didn't have enough fabric for her project. It was a disaster at the time but ended up being a happy accident because she had to think outside the square to use what was left. She managed to make herself a top and I used up what was left on this top.
To make it I used Tessuti Alexa for the body and sleeves and Tessuti Monroe for the turtleneck. I forgot to change the neckline so the undercollar is visible but I quite like the way this one looks so I am calling this a happy accident.
The second top I made is again using Tessuti Alexa for the body and sleeves and Tessuti Monroe for the turtleneck. This time I remembered to alter the neckline to the Monroe which is higher than the Alexa. For the fabric, I used a piece of leftover stripe 100% merino which is another The Fabric Store purchase. This stuff stretches like crazy so I used clear elastic on the shoulders to stop it stretching out. For the remainder of the top, I cut up this dress which is too small but has lovely quality fabric.
I now have two very useful tops for the winter that cost me nothing but a bit of time. I really love this sort of project!