I’ve been doing a little summer sewing, playing around with some of our patterns, and this is one with which I’m especially happy. Inspired by a similar version I saw on-line, I shortened our Belgravia Knit Dress sewing pattern and made this cute, versatile little knit top that I’m wearing with everything these days.
It just required two simple changes: First I cut the dress pieces at the lengthen/shorten line instead of using the full pattern pieces. Then I lowered the V-neck a bit. The top that inspired this was actually a crew neck, but I haven’t been wearing crew necks very much and thought that a lower V-neck would be more my style.
Once you’ve cut the fabric, the sewing itself proceeds exactly as the dress, and I hemmed the top exactly like the dress as well. So there you go: another style you can make using the same pattern!
In white, this style fits in with the rest of my core summer wardrobe of black and white separates. I packed a tiny backpack for a week-long trip to Vienna last week and this top coordinated perfectly with all the other items I carefully selected. I was really pleased, and I’ll pack it for our trip back to the U.S. as well.