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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Bluegingerdoll Bonnie Sweater Number 2

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!






10 comments:

  1. I love this outfit! I did wonder if that stripy fabric was from kitschycoo when you posted a pic on Instagram but forgot to ask. It does look fab as an outfit but the top will look great with anything!

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    1. Thank you! It is such an easy top to wear, I think it will go with most things in my wardrobe.

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  2. Love it, this fits you so well! Just keep making them as I don't think you can ever have too many tops like this. Also, is that a new pair of shoes and a haircut I spy? Gorgeous! x

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    1. Thank you!! No new shoes, they're the ones you've seen and yes to the haircut, but it was a while ago! x

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  3. This is totally adorable - I love the stripes and the contrasting neck trim. You also nailed the fit.

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    1. Thank you very much! I might make a t-shirt version next!

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  4. Really love this top, the length and fit is great on you! I've been eyeing up a couple of the Bluegingerdoll patterns but I'm definitely adding this one to my wish list!

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    1. Helen this top is so totally you!! I would love to see you make this pattern! X

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  5. I love the pink and red stripe...it looks fab on you x

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    1. Thank you Debbie! It's quite bright!!

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