Crop tops

I don’t quite know what to call these tops, pullovers, crop tops but I love them both and they’ve been on high rotation in my winter wardrobe so far.

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I intended this top to be a short sleeved top using the same Burdastyle pattern as the one I used for our scrappy tops, but the weather got cooler all of a sudden and I decided to add sleeves. I used some lovely heavy weight black ponti from Tessuti’s for the sleeves. I’m not sure what kind of fabric the patterned one is, it came from Tessuti’s too and they have no more left for me to check. Its got quite a bit of structure and I love the way it sits.

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Worn with some hudson pants in some gorgeous wool merino fleecy from the Fabric Store.

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So, I was in the Fabric Store looking for something to make a winer coat with when I came upon this stunning wool coating. Its so soft, its almost like fur. Well, you can imagine my dismay to discover that there was barely any left on the roll :(( Just under a metre, so there was no way I was going to get a coat out of it. But I couldn’t leave it there, especially when they only charged me $22 because it was under a metre and therefore a remnant. Whoohoo! So the only thing I could think of to do with it was to make another of these cropped jumpers and I gotta say I love it. I used some leftovers to make a little collar for it and voila an hour later I had a sweet little cropped jumper!!

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Materials

The black top is a patterned black something or other from Tesssuti’s and black ponti from Tessuti’s, cotton, and a much altered pattern from Burdastyle 8/2009 with some self-drafted sleeves.
Hudson pants are a Truebias pattern, fab pattern – its the third time of used it, in some beautiful merino fleece from the fabric store.
The furry one is some beautiful Italian wool from the fabric store, cotton, same pattern.
Pencil skirt is a Burdastyle pattern 09/2010 No 116 in a black ponti from Tessuti’s.

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