Stylearc Winona Knit Top Times Two

If you have been reading along here for a while, you will have realised that when I find something I like, I find it very difficult to stop at just one and Stylearc Winona is no exception. 

 I bought this pattern when it first came out and picked up the perfect piece of rayon knit at Cotura Fashions summer sale with this top in mind.  The eyelets and punch I ordered separately from Aliexpress and this slowed the whole project up for quite a while while I waited for shipping.  In reality this took no more than two weeks but as they say, watched pots never boil!

Anyho, after I had all of my bits and pieces I whipped up my navy version which you may have seen on Instagram and in my jeans post.  I bought the printed version of the pattern in a size 10 and graded at the hip to what I assumed would be a 12.  The fit, on this one is about perfect and I love the resulting top.  I did find adding the eyelets somewhat of a nerve wracking exercise.  I made sure to do a couple of practice eyelets before attacking my new top.

Because autumn was well and truly under way by the time this top
was finished I decided to make a long sleeve version.  Rather than adapt the Winona pattern, I used Jalie 3352, which is a favourite of mine and just used the Winona neck shaping. 

The fabric I chose for this one, is another Cotura Fashions find but bought in last years summer sale.  It is a linen knit which has a lovely weight and drape and is perfect for a jumper style tee top.

I love both versions of my Winona tops and both will get a ton of wear before winter arrives.


  1. You look gorgeous and I LOVE your new blog. The grey is great and much nicer on my eyes (I get headaches and find the computer screen a bit intense)
    I purchased this pattern for the Twins but you are rocking it, very inspiring.

  2. These are lovely - you'll get so much wear out of them.

  3. I can see why you like both versions, I do too! They look very chic

  4. b0th versions look great, that sky blue color is beautiful and looks so pretty on you.

  5. these are both absolutely gorgeous! I love the eyelet closure, looks really interesting and stylish. Thank goodness your watched pot boiled up beautifully! :)

  6. Love both these tops. Great idea to add the Winona neckline to the Jalie pattern too.

  7. I love the neckline with the eyelets, both look fantastic.


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