What better easy project is there than a knit top?
This fabulous cowl neck top is from My Image, the newish Dutch pattern magazine.
It really is a gem. Three pattern pieces plus a back neck facing. Cut out and sewn up in an hour or so. Plus a flattering neck line!
It’s a good travel pattern too. I took this top with me to Portland. With jeans it made a good shopping and sightseeing outfit and with a nice skirt and heels I was ready for dinner.
I liked this style so much, and liked how quick and easy it was, I elongated the pattern and made a dress too.
So comfy. Its almost like wearing pajamas.
Pattern: My Image M1152
I made a 42, my normal Burda size, and the fit was better than Burda’s knit tops: closer fitting through the waist and the sleeves are nicely slim fitting too as well as being a bit longer than Burda, and that suits me just fine!
For the dress I continued the top down to my full hip measurements and then straightened out to just on the knee length for me. There was a bit of pooling at the back waist on my top, so I made a 15 mm swayback adjustment on the dress. This sorted most of the pooling out. This is a normal adjustment for me so I’m not so surprised I need it for My Image patterns too.
Both my garments are made from knits with medium body, so the cowl is a bit more structured than shown in the magazine.
My top is made from a mystery knit that has been in my stash for a long time. The dress is a wool knit from Gay Naffine.
This is a great cowl neck top. Not too low and revealing but still has lovely shape.
You can still buy the magazine from the My Image website.
At €3.50 it’s worth it just for this pattern alone. I’m not affiliated in any way with My Image, just love to share a great pattern…