When J.Crew released their spring line, I immediately fell in love with this floral panel sweater. Of course, it was way out of my budget so I decided to make one for myself and I love love love how it turned out.
Here's a breakdown:
1 - Using a piece of tissue paper, trace the shape of the front panel.
2 - Cut the tissue pattern 1/2" larger than the trace.
3 - Cut your floral fabric (mine came from a thrifted shirt) out using the pattern.
4 - Fold under the rough edges and pin the panel onto the top.
5 - Top stitch the panel to the shirt.
6 - Press the edges.
One of the things I like the most about the top is that it has the benefits of wearing a knit but with a woven front panel. No clinging to my lumpy postpartum tummy. It is such an amazing change of pace from the sea of blouses I have been wearing.
What do you think? Something you would wear? Leave your thoughts below.