My first version of this top gets worn such a lot that as soon as I had finished making it I knew I had to make another! The pattern is the Bonnie Sweater from Bluegingerdoll which is marked as a beginner pattern, and it really is a very straightforward make. My favourite thing about this top is the fit at the neck and shoulders. The little gathers at the top of the sleeves and gives a nice bit of shaping and feels very flattering.
I made the same adjustments this time as last, namely lengthening the body and sewing cuffs on to the sleeves. I had lost the traced neckband and cuff pieces so I just took some measurements and cut the fabric, it seemed quicker than tracing more bits! This time I added some length to the waistband pieces so there is no puffiness around the bottom. I actually quite like that on my other version and this top feels longer because it pulls down lower.
Both fabrics (sweatshirting and ribbing) came from KitschyCoo and as usual is absolutely fantastic. I've got my eye on some puffin print jersey at the moment but since I'm on a fabric buying ban at the moment it will have to wait for a bit!
When cutting out this fabric I was too busy watching the Great British Sewing Bee final and managed to cut one side too far into the selvedge, so I have some very useful sewing instructions in my armpit! It's a novel idea but I'm not sure it will catch on!
I love the bright colours in this top, the petrol ribbing goes so perfectly with my Delphine skirt made using Amanda's lovely printed fabric. That's two Bonnie and Delphine combos I've made now, I didn't make this top with the skirt in mind but they go so well together I don't think I'll be able to wear them apart!