Teen Spirit

When I had hear about George and Ginger’s new Grunge collection, I really thought this was a group of patterns that I would skip out on. Then she released them and I thought, “Well, there’s a few patterns that I could use” – which turned into, “I need that whole collection because I have plans for most of these!”…. and that’s how I bought all of them.

Originally, I didn’t think I would ever wear something like the Teen Spirit Top. I’m usually not into oversized clothing, let alone something cropped, but after looking at the pattern, I realized that it was perfect for the hot pink crackle French terry that I had picked up in December. I envisioned pairing it up with a pair of black leggings for a sort of sporty, trendy workout look. And I wasn’t wrong. I really love my finished top.

I wound up going with a full length, hi-low version of this pattern with a standard neckline (the neckline is oversized, like a large scoop neck design). Everything went together easily and quickly, so I had a new top by the end of the day. As for the fit, I like it! Although I did decide to go down one size when I cut this pattern out which may have helped. I don’t see myself making a ton of these, but I would definitely consider making another one if the right fabric came along (especially because I’d love to make a cropped version with a hood that can be worn with a high waist pant).