Monday, October 20, 2014

Knit Tops

This was an experiment.  I wanted a top with cut-on sleeves, but not so loose as dolman type sleeves.  I started with my often-used altered version of Vogue 1261.  I like how it turned out except I got the end of the sleeves a little too tight.  For contrast,  I used a black knit for the neckband and sleeve bands.


For the 2nd top, out came another often-used pattern, Simplicity 2603.  As per my normal, I used the sleeveless top and added the sleeves from the cardigan.  I made a size medium; added width at the center front and center back to make it loose and drapey; lengthened it by 3 inches; added a pleat to center back; and added 1/4" to the width of the neckband.  I had only a very small piece of the brown and red print that I used for the front, so I used a solid brown knit for the back, sleeves and neckband.  Instead of hemming the sleeves, I added a 1" band.

I believe the fabrics for both of these tops came from WalMart several years ago when they were getting some decent knits.   I like both of my tops and I'm sure I'll wear these a lot.


  1. Great tops. Love that second one in particular.

  2. Those are great fall tops. I love the second one on you-it is a very good color for you.

  3. Both of your tops look great. I wish my experiments were as successful as yours were. I have a yard piece of the brown and red circle print in my stash. Mine came from either Hancock or JoAnne Fabrics. It was inspiring to see the top you made out of this fabric.

  4. Oh I like both your tops too! Especially the second one.... perfect for Fall. Your area is so beautiful!!!

  5. These are too cute. The scenery is stunning.