Mama Stella

With all the projects that I have, it only makes sense that I start a new one right? Yesterday I had the idea that I wanted an off the shoulder top – after scouring patterns, I settled on Made for Mermaid’s Mama Stella. This one seemed to look like the style I was most after and I already had it in my pattern stash, so it seemed like a winner in my book (you can see my previous versions here and here).

This time around I decided that I wanted a less fitted look so I cut one size up, cut between the top and tunic length, and opted for long sleeves. I also broke down and cut into my neon pink\green\yellow French Terry (purchased from SoSewEnglish, but currently sold out) – I figured it would give a fun retro vibe that would look good with this pattern style.

While I think the finished product is pretty cute, this project really isn’t the style I’m after. Going up one size helped make it look slightly less fitted, but what I think I want is something that is more along the line of a boxy\slouchy sweatshirt. Plus the way this pattern is drafted, one side has a”normal sleeve”, while the other sleeve cap is removed so that it becomes part of the neckline and is forced to be worn off your shoulder. Now that I am wearing it, I’ve decided that what I’m after is an “oversized neckline” so that it just naturally falls off your shoulder. I’d love to find a pattern that already has these features, but I have a feeling, I’m just going to have to alter a pattern to get the style I want.