There’s no escaping the cropped top this year and I really wanted to try a knit version. I wanted to give it a smart tailored look hence the use of eyelets and the ribbing detail.
The boat neckline is really flattering and the whole thing is supersoft and comfortable in Fyberspates Scrumptious 4-ply.
Of course, I know that this length of top isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and part two (photos to come soon) is a less daring longer version.
My textiles teacher kindly agreed to be my model for the longer top, so watch this space for a cute magenta version as soon as we get that photographed. I’m off to Germany for a few weeks tomorrow but hope to have the pattern available very soon after I get back.
I hope you’re all enjoying the summer holidays. We’ve had some very untypical warm weather in the UK recently and I even tried surfing whilst we were in Cornwall. Looking forward to some German sight-seeing now. Very inspiring I should think! 🙂
josiekitten5th August 2013 at 7:06 pm
You look fabulous Lily. Sadly I definitely do not have the midriff for this!!!Have a great time in Germany.
Erin Kate6th August 2013 at 2:56 am
I love this!! I’d love to be notified when the pattern is available! 🙂
Kathy6th August 2013 at 7:22 am
I’ll be part of the crowd waiting to see the longer midriff version, however you wear this one to perfection! I loved Germany when I went in 1996 – Rostock and Hamburg – have a wonderful time!
Julie8th August 2013 at 3:15 pm
Veyr pretty! I love the capped sleeves and the shaping details. I’m not in my crop top years anymore, but I could totally see myself making a slightly longer version of this and wearing it all the time. Congrats on a beautiful knit!
Marta10th August 2013 at 3:30 am
Very pretty top! I can’t wait to see the longer version. (And I love your red lipstick — very classic.) Enjoy Germany!
Maryse10th August 2013 at 2:18 pm
This is a very beautiful crop top! I like its simplicity and the shaping! I look forward to see the other version.