Note: This pattern has just been re-released in the full Blank Slate women’s size range, and it now includes a cross back option as well!
Hi there! It’s Mònica from Ma, me, mi…mo. I’m really happy to be here again with you sharing my very latest project as part of the Blank Slate Sewing Team. Today I would like to show you my new sweater knit Tulip Top.
This month’s theme is “Quick Sews.” Have you ever felt like, “I do not have anything to wear today to…”
a) a meal with friends
b) the company dinner
c) my son’s school festival
b) the supermarket
I have felt that way every single day for the past two months. I’m expecting a baby and my belly is growing faster than it did on my first and second pregnancies. It is not big enough to wear those huge pregnancy garments but my regular clothes do not fit me anymore.
A couple weeks ago I sewed several tunics and they are OK, but I needed some winter tops. I had a very soft sweater knit that I bought some time ago to do a winter dress for my daughter, but I decided that it would make a cozy top for me. I chose the Tulip Top because I thought that the crossover front would accommodate my growing belly. This sweatshirt is stylish enough to wear in any occasion, just change the fabric and you’ll have an excellent top to wear to your yoga classes.
It is a very quick project. I sewed it up in less than two hours. It is really interesting to see how Melissa designed the construction of this raglan top with front layers. I cut the medium size and did not change anything. I just decided to use the same fabric all over the top including the neckline and the cuffs. It was a little tricky because of the low elasticity of the fabric but I did it.
Thank you for reading. See you soon!