I originally purchased Katherine Tilton’s 2011 Vogue pattern with the intent of using some of my thicker fleece but when I pulled it out this week and read whistlin dixie’s review and her blog post about the clinginess factor I was hesitant. I am making toppers I can throw on to go take a dog walk or get the mail or check the garden without showing my buns in my Winter Uniform: leggings.
I used an ancient woven wool lycra for my first version of this topper. I might make it again in a boiled wool and remove some width and length.
When you click the pictures you will go to Flikr where I describe the particulars of my sewing decisions. It’s a worthwhile read if you’re considering making up this pattern. There is an error in the front pattern piece: the left side of the collar can not reach as far as the mark on the pattern. The fix is described in this photo’s description
I hadn’t noticed the funky mess where the topper fabric meets the lower sleeve fabric until I uploaded this pictures. Wonder if I should try to fix it or just leave it as is. I think I’ll leave it alone and move on.
I have a lot to sew up before I have to return to the spring, summer and fall food garden madness. I’m off to make a turtleneck out of the sleeve fabric to wear under this top.