I bought this chunky knit fabric at Fabricland in Ottawa. The colours include cream, tan and a yummy caramel.It's a wool blend and I love it.
To decide what to make with it, I sat and stared at it for a while with a pad of paper and a pencil in my hand. (That's my new way of planning a garment and it works really well.).
After a while I could see a draped neck and that vision would not go away. That meant a pullover and of course it had to be loose and I wanted to use big wooden buttons somewhere on it.. And Vogue 8605 came to my mind. But why? It's not a pullover! But where there's a will there's a way!
Enough ramblings. Here's what I came up with. I used the back piece of the pattern as is but eliminated the collar and cut the front by adding a 5/8 inch seam allowance to the center front line. I top stitched CF and CB seams.
For how I achieved the draped collar (with the help of the illustration of the collar of Burda Style, Oct. 2011,#135 ) look here.
I added patch pockets on the slant which added a little bit of style to this simple design. They were a bit slouchy so I shirred them with the help of clear elastic on the inside.I added the big wooden buttons I had my heart set on.
The sleeves are about 3/4 length which I like. The back is unadorned.
I've worn my new topper a couple of times and it has been a hit. Adding shoulder pads made it fall nicely from the shoulders.The collar hangs just right and acts as a scarf really.This is just the way I like to dress for a casual occasion. And it's warm too.
More pics here!
I hope you found time to sew this weekend!
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