I have made a fair few of these tops in woven fabric but never in knit before. Oh. My. Goodness. They are SO great in knit!
This fabric is beautifully soft and it has been languishing at the bottom of my 'to recycle' pile for months. To tell you the truth it is one of my favourite jumpers that met it's demise in our old evil washing machine. In its last days before it went bang, our machine decided to destroy random washes. My precious jumper came out covered in black stains. Impossible to shift. I shed tears, many many tears. It is cashmere for goodness sake! Why?
This brings me on to my heart embellishments. Not just pretty. Functional. They cover up the black bits and add some interest at the same time. Boo loves them.
I used plain white knit from an old t-shirt for the facings. So this project really cost me nothing. (casting aside the price of Boden jumper)
I made her usual size 6 for this. I was a bit worried about it being too big in knit fabric. I wasn't sure how it would fit her. As it happens it is perfect. I will need to layer underneath anyway but that doesn't mean the outfit is too bulky for a coat afterwards. She always shies away from putting a jumper/cardigan over her pretty dress or top. But this time the pretty is on the warm layer. Mummy wins!
I didn't think I was going to have much success putting buttonholes through this fabric so the buttons are sewn on through the layers of the shoulder openings. The neckline is nice and accommodating so there is no need to have functioning buttonholes anyway.