Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sleeveless Knit Top & Mesh Jacket

Butterick 5925 was the starting point for this top. I've used this pattern a couple times before and really like it.  I make a size medium and the fit is good with only minor alterations. 
 This time, I left off the pockets and made it sleeveless.

This was one of those projects that just happened as I went along.  When I started, I didn't have a clear idea of what this top would be. The print fabric was left over from a maxi skirt project, and I used it to cut the front and then added the black band across the bottom.  I initially thought I would use the black fabric for the back, but didn't have enough of it, so I used it as the side pieces.  I also bound the neckline and armholes with strips of the black knit.

t can be cool in the office, so I wanted a little something to  wear over sleeveless tops.

I had 1-1/2 yards of this mesh-like fabric that I bought the fabric at Joann Fabrics.

I started with an oop pattern for a simple jacket and then made a few changes to get the shape I wanted.

I wore the set to work and it was very comfortable.


  1. I absolutely love the sleeveless knit top! What a charming fabric and great fit.

  2. That circle print is such a pretty, fun fabric. I thought it looked great in the maxi skirt, and it makes this top a success too. I really like the mesh jacket. I recently bought some light weight open weave knits at JoAnn's intended for a similar type garment. So I was happy to see how nice your jacket looked, worn over the top.

  3. Love ,love everyting about this set!