Hello again! I got all excited the other week when the weather took a cool turn and started sewing up some winter clothes. But then the weather decided to heat up again before I got a chance to snag photos. Thankfully we had a slightly overcast Anzac Day so I was able to squeeze in a few photos.
When I saw this top over at True Bias I knew that I would have to make one. It is the perfect top for me! Basic but with a little something extra. Easy to dress up but comfy enough for running around chasing kids. Everything a mum needs in her everyday wardrobe.
I followed Kelli’s exact instructions for adding length which was to add 4″ to the front and 6″ to the back. The side splits I just eyeballed as I was sewing to get the height I wanted. I think the side splits add something really fun to this top! It takes it from just being a normal top to something with a little more interest.
The pattern is of course the Mandy Boat Tee by Tessuti which I have sewn up once before. Unfortunately it was one of my forays into knit sewing and wasn’t made very well. Although I loved it and wore it a million times it didn’t hold up to the wear. I actually ended up cutting it up to make Vinnie a pair of harem style pants about a month ago.
Mandy is a simple pattern to put together and perfect for anyone wanting to try sewing with knits. Plus there are so many opportunities for changing up the pattern that it is a great basic to have in your collection. I know I will definitely be getting a lot of wear out of this one. I actually would love to make a couple more!
Now, let’s hope that this cool change is going to stick around because I have so many winter sewing plans and I really would love if I got the chance to actually make and wear them. Fingers crossed!