Knit Top Project on Sewing Republic

I’ve been quite M.I.A. lately. But the weather has finally started to thaw out here and so has my brain, I think. I’ve been doing a lot of crafting for work lately and haven’t done much for myself. Last weekend I finished a 6-month-late birthday present, and this coming weekend I plan on finishing two projects for myself. Finally.

In the spirit of new things and getting back into the swing of sewing for fun, I’m excited to share that a top I made for Bernina’s Sewing Republic is live on their site. The design was inspired by an Anna Sui top I came across last summer. I made it using affordable knit fabric from Jo-Ann’s in less than an hour. If I was to make it again, I would actually leave the under-arm seam loose. For a dress version, simply lengthen the lower portion and widen the hemline.

Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.
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