Our fave top...

About six months ago, Colette and I both purchased a top that has fallen firmly into that part of your wardrobe that you wish you could wear every day. But that would be a little weird, slightly impractical and customers would surely notice, no? So what is one to do but make a copy, of course. Presenting version one of what might well be the first of many.

Here's the pattern. Two pieces. Both cut on the fold. How easy is that?

I have a bit of a thing for stripes. You know when you go into a shop, any shop, and are inextricably drawn to the same kinda thing, time after time, year after year? If it's got a stripe, you can bet I'll be looking at it. My love affair began when I first bought REMO's Stripey Thing back in 1987 (it's a little worse for wear, but still going strong!). And so when we got this 100% cotton jersey (*'Magpie Stripe' - $20/metre - (* Sold Out - but we now have a new fabulous Japanese cotton knit Black Frenchy Knit, also available in Navy), well, I can assure you I did swoon. And knew exactly what needed to be done with it.

I don't generally recommend posing like this in public, but it gives you a good idea of how the sleeves fit...

...to give you this lovely, drapey effect in the front...

...and back.

I'm pretty sure that I'll have another version in my wardrobe before the month is out.


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