Saturday, June 1, 2013

Ottobre Woman 2/2013 #2 Top

This is made with Juliette knit from my stash.  It is about as heavy as a cotton ponte. It works just fine for this pattern.

I think I need to make the last couple of inches smaller so that it does not ride so low on my hiney.

This is the same pattern with a cotton blend knit from Fabrique! in Plano. It is a thinner knit and drapes well.

I put on the neckband with an unfolded piece of knit and just let the edge curl toward the front. It really turned out cute. I'm not sure the pictures do it justice.
Great pattern! Nice slouchy shaped top for everyday use.  The pattern pieces remind my of a mushroom.

I did a 1/2 inch forward shoulder adjustment and I shortened the waist by one inch.  I would say the only thing to keep in mind with this pattern is to make sure there is some negative ease at the hem because you will want this top to stay up in the caboose area.

Sewing Hugs and Smooches!



  1. This is darling on you! Especially love the blue/green one on you. I have to say that I have been TOTALLY remiss not giving you kudos on the pocket/corner maker on my last two Archers! I promise to do so on my next one! I love that thing!
    Smooches back,

    1. Thanks!! I like using the little pocket thingy too. I am going to have to try those Archer shirts. I am in a rush trying to get some shorts done before the heat of Texas summers is in full force.

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    1. Thanks Shirley Ann! They are so quick to make. I am going to try and make some for my mom soon.

  3. Great looking tops! I especially like your colors for the two-tone version. Your post is good inspiration for me as I just traced this pattern and am about to search for some stash fabrics.

  4. Thanks Joy! It really does not need a lot of fabric especially if you do two toned which is nice.