I’m on a ‘use up the scraps/remnants’ kick at the moment. One of the side effects of sewing from stash is that there is often fabric left over, because the fabric used for a garment wasn’t bought specifically for it. Often these leftovers will work for the girls, but at other times they work for me in combination with other fabrics in the stash.
This printed lightweight ponte came from The Cloth Shop. It’s soft and stretchy, super comfortable to wear, and with some judicious placement of the pattern pieces there was just enough to cut the fronts and sleeves of the Style Arc Abigail knit top.
From the Style Arc website: This fashionable top can be made with or without the choker neck band. The swing silhouette makes this top stylish but easy to wear. The neck band is a current fashion trend but if you prefer a “V” neck top just leave out the neck band. Long or short sleeves? It’s your choice on this style. FABRIC SUGGESTION: Knit jersey or baby wool.
I left off the neck band, and sewed size 12. This is easy to make. Shoulder seams sewn together, finish the neckline by sewing a strip of fabric along it then turning to the inside and stitching down, sew up the centre front seam (such as easy way to get a lovely V neckline), sew on sleeves, sew up side and sleeve seams. Then finish the hems and voila!
The back is in coordinating green wool jersey from stash. It’s a slightly lighter weight than the ponte, but seemed to work well in wear. These photos were taken at the end of a work day. The body of the top has a nice amount of flare without being too voluminous.
That print really is a great one! No more of it left in my stash now unfortunately, although really I don’t need more than one long sleeved crochet print top.
Autumn/winter sewing and planning for sewing is well under way now. I am lucky enough to have two Sewjourn trips coming up in the space of a few weeks, so am hopefully well on my way toward a coordinated cool weather wardrobe.