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Perri Pullover

A couple of months ago I made each of my daughters a Cali Faye Collection Perri Pullover.  I blogged Clare’s here.  I’m still waiting for Stella to agree to try hers on, let alone model it for the blog.  And while I was away at Sewjourn in May, I made one for myself.

Cali Faye Collection Perri Pullover

I have had the shredded effect knit in the stash for a little while, not knowing just what to make from it. The fabric is two layers, the top one shredded in places and attached to the fabric underneath in others.  Interesting! I bought it at Darn Cheap Fabrics a year (or two) ago, and it often comes out of stash and then goes back in again. I think this pattern is quite an appropriate match.  The bands and pockets were were cut from dark grey viscose jersey.

Cali Faye Collection Perri Pullover

I cut the size Large, for a 40 inch bust. I really could have sized down. Although this is obviously an oversized look, I think it’s possibly a bit too oversized for my liking. I didn’t follow the neckband instructions, leaving it the same width as the sleeve and hem bands instead of turning it to the inside a second time as suggested.

Cali Faye Collection Perri Pullover

I do like a high-low (also known as a “mullet” hemline, and suspect that I will continue to wear them long after they go out of fashion. This one would have benefitted from shortening through the body though. This is an easy garment to make – most construction is on the overlocker.  And it’s a relaxed top for lounging.

Cali Faye Collection Perri Pullover

That said, I’m a little bit “meh” about it. I much prefer the Day Tripper top that I made earlier in the year.  A similar style, but with longer sleeves (more practical), slightly shorter body length with a little more shaping, and a more closely fitted neckline.  The proportions just work better on my body.  That said, I might give the Perri Pullover another whirl in a different fabric, smaller size and shorter length.  We’ll see!

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