At the moment, there’s nothing worse than getting sick and running a fever in 103 degree heat – that’s where I was (am currently at) yesterday. I did manage to get out and make my way to Needle Nook to pick up some supplies for my next swap, however.
After spending some time talking with my partner – we decided that I would make the Jalie Crossover Top (I made a couple last year and loved them) in chocolate brown with a contrasting trim, an asymmetrical hem, and 3/4 sleeves. I know this sort of spoils her surprise of what she’s getting, but I wanted to be sure that she gets something she really wanted. Since my stash only turned up a small amount of brown fabric, I headed to one of the best sources I know for jersey in town – Needle Nook. My original intentions was to just purchase more brown that I used in my recent Simplicity top, but after browsing the store I found the perfect shade of chocolate and settled on that – yes I know I wasn’t going to purchase fabric for a month, but this one was sort of unavoidable and the rest of the top will be in stash fabric, I promise!
After coming home and cooling off, I started tracing out the pattern. While I was at it, I decided to redraft the arm sleeve of my Jalie crossover to make it full length – I plan on using the left over fabric from Simplicity 3799 – thanks to Diann for inspiring me on this one!
Now I’m off wash fabrics and start cutting!