If you are subscribed to my newsletter, then you've probably already seen a sneak peek of this next project. It all started in a thrift store, where I bought a jean dress that fit like it was made for my body. It seriously couldn't get any better. Then, I found a knit vest that would have perfectly complimented the perfect dress. Unfortunately, the vest was too big. So, I salvaged the yarn and decided to make something different (want to know how I salvaged the yarn? Check out my article on how to deconstruct a sweater).
My original idea was to make a sweater with a lacey stitch to provide some light coverage on hot days. I also wanted to make it a crop, so it wouldn't cover the dress too much. My final requirement was that it had non-straight rows, to really highlight the color-changes in the yarn.
Everything went smoothly until I finished the body. Then, I started doubting my original ideas. The body itself is so cute, and it was so easy to construct, now I'm not sure I want to continue with the sleeves and the neck/waist borders.
For me, the appeal of this top is it's simplicity. Part of me wants to complete my original design, but another part of me doesn't want to risk over-complicating it. If I were to continue, I would put on full-length sleeves, ribbing around the neck, and a straight border around the waistline that would completely hide the current jagged edge.
So, what do you think? Does this top's slightly undone, simplistic look appeal to you? Or would you rather see the pattern finished to make a sweater? Maybe you have different ideas?
Let me know in the comments!
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