AW16//OVERSIZED SLEEVE TOP

 

We've been loving our oversized sleeve top pattern, its so versatile, so we've been busy making it in a few different fabrics and have loads of plans for future fabrics to make it in too.

The first is our toile in calico which holds the volume out beautifully. We're planning on remaking this in a similar weight fabric to give the same feel as this toile. Using a heavier stiffer fabric makes the sleeves much more dramatic which we love!

The pink is sweat shirting jersey with a ribbed jersey for the shoulder panel. The neckline and hem has been stitched to keep the shape but the raw edge of the fabric has been left to roll as a cute but modern edgy detail. The shoulder seam was constructed by overlaying the seams and topstitching into position again allowing the raw edge to roll back, so that the shoulder panel peaks through. Much more of a casual day time look, great to take you to and from the gym in style. This version was also adapted at the back where the centre back was cut on the fold, as no zip is required. And taken in to fit a bit tighter because of the stretch to the fabric. All seams were overlocked (except where previously mentioned). It's so comfortable and has been worn to death already in the studio!

The third is a great lightweight ribbed silk version where the sleeves sit in a bit flatter and create a more fluid feel. Because its more sheer we haven't used the facing on the neckline just double turned and stitched the neckline. The seam have been constructed with a small French Seam so it's really clean as they're visible in this fabric. The cuff is neon yellow fabric as a fun pop of colour! In this fabric and with the neon it has much more of a summer time vibe, great for day (with ripped denim shorts) to night (with skinny jeans) dressing.

We can't wait to try this in tulle or organza for a sheer going out look, and one thats more work wear one in a light crepe or a cotton poplin shirting fabric.

We also can't wait to see how you make this pattern your own with different fabrics.

 
AW16Lucy Sinnott