This knit has been sitting in my stash for a few years so I decided to made a knit top out of it. I think it’s cute but I’m not sold on it. It is two pieces (it used to be four pieces but more on that in a minute) and very easy to make. The collar is a funnel collar and the sleeves are cut-on cap sleeves with binding. It’s very red and I’m not sure it’s my red. I usually go with reds that are more in the blue range. This is very strongly in the orange-y red camp. What do you ladies think? Is it okay with my complexion?
Here’s the inside. The pattern originally calls for two separate facing pieces (front and back). When I traced it, I moved my shirt front piece over and just added the facings to the front and back that way. Now, the pattern is only two pieces. I did not finish the edges because that usually just adds bulk.
Here you can see the little nip I put in the CF facing. This way I’ll know which way is the front and the back. I’ve had issues with another Burda top like this and I could never figure out which way was which.
I’m still trying to figure out what to do for the other piece of this contest. I had the blue and linen-colored gauze fabric but I didn’t really know what to do with it. We’ll see.