Hey there crafty friends! Today I have number 5 on my list of DIY Winter Wardrobe sewing projects share with you. This is a knit striped top made from the (free!) Mandy Boat pattern by Tessuti. The pattern is one-size-fits all which will probably either make you gasp in horror or squeal in delight. To be honest during the sewing process, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this top. It was just so loose fitting. But after I tried it on I fell in love and did not take it off for the rest of the day.
This is the first Tessuti pattern that I have tried. I've been following them for a while and their Fave Top has been on my to-sew list since they first released it. The Mandy is very similar to the Fave Top except that it has separate pieces for the sleeves which makes it a great pattern for stripes. The top is very easy to make, especially with the aid of a serger.
leggings. It's a little less stretchy than your average knit but still worked fine. Consequently the sleeves are a little tight but as long as they don't ride too far up the arm it's comfortable (just a warning to maybe measure your forearm before cutting). That said, I love the fitted sleeves paired with the swingy body of the top. It feels casual and fun and like maybe I could don a straw hat and hop on a boat. You only need about a 1.25 yards for this top so it's very affordable as well.
Light Blue Jeans and Loafers. I can already envision wearing this with shorts and sneakers when summer rolls around.
Earlier posts in this series:
Winter Wardrobe Moodboard
DIY Winter Wardrobe Plans
Winter Wardrobe No. 1 Pajama Shorts
Winter Wardrobe No. 2 Knitted Socks
Winter Wardrobe No. 4 Leggings
Winter Wardrobe No. 6 Triangle Bag
Fall Sewing posts
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