Monday, October 11, 2010

Some cooler weather clothing

It seems like alot of people have made this pattern with nice results so I thought I would give it a try myself and I liked it so much a made it a couple of times.

This is a simple and quick project to make when you want a some instance gratification sewing. I had the black matt jersey in my stash for a while, so it was perfect for this pattern.

The top is a Jersey knit  that I picked up at Joann's a couple of weeks ago.
For the cardi I made the size medium and the top in a size small. The cardi was very quick to make since I did not hem it. I like how it draped without being hemed and since it is a knit there was no need to hem it. 

I also got this lace looking knit at Joann's last week. I love that it has that lace look to it even though it's a knit. The top takes very little fabric just a yard. I made the shorter version of the cardi because I only had 2 yards of fabric to work with. I would like to try the longer version so I can do all the various ways of wearing it.

The brown cardi was a matt jersey that I had gotten from it feels alot softer than the fabric I used for the black cardi and it also drapes better.

This stripped top is a cotton blend knit that I had in my stash for a while now. It's great when you get to use up some stash fabric. Honestly, I have a huge stash of fabric that I need to utilize and stop buying fabric to add to the ever growing stash.
This is a great pattern quick with nice results I have worn both sets quick a few time over the past couple of weeks since the weather has been a little cooler in the mornings.
I just finished making a vogue skirt in black sateen so I will post it as soon as I get some pics.
Thanks for stopping by hope you all have a wonderful day.


  1. Wow, did you ever work this pattern!! I just picked this one up myself and am hoping to get it made soon. Yours all looks so great - I love the mix and match tops!

  2. Great job on the cardi wrap and the tops. I am impressed with the great fabric your Joann's has.

  3. Wow, Shari great job on your cardi's and tops! I love love love the brown!

  4. The pattern is awesome, isn't it? I've made 4 versions of the cardi already (a long one and a short vest version for me and 2 for my mom). All of yours look great!

  5. Your cardis and tops are great and work so well together. Would you share what pattern you used for the tops??? Thanks.

  6. Love all the garments and also have that pattern, but have yet to sew it up... need to push it up on my to sew list.

  7. Those are awesome additions to a fall wardrobe! I didn't hem mine either and it's doing fine after a year of wearing.

  8. That is getting some mileage from your patterns! Cute tops and cardi's. Nicely done!

  9. I love all your versions of the sleeveless top!


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