Made by me / My makes

Sewing a knit top with contrast details

The best part about working with really unique fabrics? You can usually let the fabric do all the talking, and settle on a simple pattern that doesn’t compete with the personality of the fabric.

That’s definitely the case with this double-face knit fabric. I have no idea how it is knitted, probably by fairies, because of it so unusual and intricate, in fact, I have never seen anything like it before.

When I say double-face knit, I mean that both sides can be used on the outside, as there really is no reverse side, so the cuffs, yoke and the bodice pieces are all made of the same fabric. And take a good look at the structure, because it’s amazing.

The structure of the fabrics is 3-dimensional, with peaks and valleys. Again, I’m blown away thinking about how this is done technically.

The back also has a yoke, because plain backs kan be kinda boring, especially if there is a lot going on in the front. The pattern is one I drafted myself and is pretty much a version of this wool top that I made several years ago.

This top has quickly become a massive favourite, along with the Burdastyle waterfall blouse and the Knip Mode cardigan jacket I did recently. Falling in love with ones makes is one of many gratifying parts that comes with sewing our own clothes!

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