Pattern: Simplicity 2603 view A
Fabric: Beautiful knit fabric from Joanns. Sorry, I have no clue what it is but it reminds me of a bamboo knit. It was pretty expensive so it actually could have been...I got it with a coupon though. :-)
Anyway, now for my sob story. I got this pattern years ago and always thought it looked classy. I got it out shortly thereafter to experiment with the tank portion of it. That turned out to be a bit of a fail but what do you expect when you make a knit sized pattern with fabric that doesn't stretch AT ALL? Yup, never doing that again.
Well, when I needed a very versatile sweater, or "jumper" as they call it, to take to London with me I splurged on some really nice fabric and dove in. Much to my chagrin I found that I had missplaced the back, sleeve, and cuff parts of the pattern. Thank God I still had the important front piece! Anyway, after some deliberation I decided to wing it and make it anyway. So. I used one pattern piece and some of the directions from this pattern. :-)
You cut two identical front pieces which join at the base of the neck. There are some puckers because I wasn't sure how to size the top edge of the back piece that I made up. Thankfully this is a knit project and you can barely see the mistakes I made and places I stretched to make the made-up-sleeves fit with the made-up-back. :-) Gotta love it.
As cute as the shorter version combined with 3/4 sleeves was I was bringing this along for warmth so I made it long and put long sleeves on it. I'm so glad I did. I wore it almost everyday before I left and then for the first 7 days of the trip. It was cold and rainy you see. :-)
As you can see there are many, MANY, ways you can wear it. My favorite is the left one above. Twisted twice and tied in the back.
And yes, I did take these picture right after I took the ones for the skirt in the previous post. :-)
This is so incredibly comfortable and now my Mom wants one. :-)