I don’t know about you guys, but it is feeling springy here in Alaska. Actually, it’s been a record-breaking mild winter with no snow. With the warm temperatures and lack of snow, I’ve decided it’s spring. I have vowed to no longer wear tights and boots to work. All last week, I wore sandals, dammit. And I’m going to keep it up until the end of the school year. I also decided I needed more bright knit tops. How’s this for bright? Blue! Pink! Red! Orange!! Yellow!! Here’s your glam shot, by the way.
This pattern is an oldie but goodie (Jalie 2787). It has two diagonal panels that cross in the front and a lower panel that attaches to the inside diagonal piece. I really like how you can use a different color to show off the lines.
To make the contrast bands, I sewed the orange bands on RST and put some clear elastic in the seam too. Then I wrapped the orange to the back and topstitched from the front. I trimmed the extra on the back. You can see it in the picture below.
Happy sewing! I’m hoping to make a few more knit tops and a RED pair of jeans soon. I want another pair of capris.