Bronte + Francoise Tops
My first makes of the year are all tops. I do love a quick make! I’ve made all these patterns before, so other than lots of pics, this post will be short and sweet.
First up is one of my favorite new patterns, the Bronte Top from Jennifer Lauren Vintage. You can see my earlier version in red here. Other then making the long sleeve version this one is exactly the same. I made up a bunch of these assembly line style during the holidays. This version in a light grey performance knit, I also refashioned another version in teal(no pics yet), made a burgundy version for my sis which I hope to get pics of( hint, hint Megan!) and made the dark grey scuba knit below. It is amazing how different fabrics effect the fit of this top. This version is quite fitted unlike my first as the stretch is greater, and firmer. The knit was a remnant I found at Jo Ann’s, and my fav so far. I need more solid colors like this, so versatile.
Next is my grey scuba short sleeve Bronte. This one was meant for my friend Karen, but came out a bit too tiny as she’s bustier then I am. It does fit me but the sleeves are a bit tight. I do like the line of this shirt as it skims the waist. The scuba is just so thick that it doesn’t have as much stretch so it’s a bit restrictive. I’ll have to make another for her in a different fabric.
And finally, here’s my altered Francoise to a scuba knit top/sweater. This was made with the leftover yardage, Marcy Tilton (out of stock), from my Scuba Knit Francoise dress. Made in the same way as my dress except I pinched out the bust darts and removed all the other darts. It gives it a more aline shape. I finished it with a simple serged on band at the waist. Easy peasy. Plus on a cold day this pairs perfectly with the light grey top.
All these tops work into my sewing silhouettes. Can’t wait to make up a few more pieces to show off the full looks! I just finished my new jeans yesterday and can’t wait to show them off! I’m already jonesing to make another much simpler pair in a light color.