Last year during one of Fabric.com's clearance sales, I bought a very pretty bubblegum pink sweater knit. I had originally intended to make a cardigan from it, but after seeing a couple of reviews on PR with V8815 made from a knit, I decided to use it for my fabric.
V8815I normally cut a size 12 for tops, but since V8815 is for a woven, I knew I needed to go down a size. I cut a size 10 and used some ick-y (is that even a word?) knit that I decided I didn't like for the muslin. I never muslin a knit, but since this pattern was not originally intended for a knit, I thought it would be a good idea. After that, I cut into my sweater knit.
frontThis project was very easy and the instructions were great. I bound the neckline in pink bias tape and turned it under. I was a little concerned about binding in something with no stretch, but it worked out fine. I also added an exposed zipper on the back. After trying the sweater on and noting how see through it was, I bought a pink tank to wear under it.
Honestly, there is nothing more to say about this pattern. I know many of you have sewn it and it is really easy. I highly recommend it. I have plans to make a non-knit orange lace version of this top very soon.
How I wore it:
Pants: J Crew Wool bi-stretch Minnies (on sale)
Burgundy booties: JCPenney
Necklace: Forever 21
P.S. The picture above was taken before my new hair color