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Today's Outfit: Get Alex's Look

Today's Outfit: Get Alex's Look

Alex spent some time in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for our Sewing Workshop retreat this past week where she whipped up a great version of the Alex Top. Be inspired and get this look today. 


The Alex Top is one of the two styles in the Alex & Olive Tops pattern. It's normally a cowl-collar knit pullover shirt with an inset A-line front detail. It gathers at the center back neckline. There are also curved sides that extend to mid-thigh and it has long sleeves. Alex made a spring version of this top, leaving off the cowl-collar and adjusting the sleeve length to make them short. 

Leaving off the cowl collar: Simply cut the neckline according to the pattern and proceed to make a standard Ready-To-Wear knit binding piece for a traditional T-Shirt neckline finish. Here we use our 7/8 rule in order to measure the neckline and cut the piece appropriately. See below for additional instructions.

Adjusting the sleeves: Simply adjust the sleeves using the Lengthen /Shorten line on the pattern and adjust to your desired length. Alex's sleeves are about 10.5 inches long. 

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Comments 2

 
Jeanne Stanley on Friday, 07 April 2017 23:01

Super cute, Alex ! Can't wait to make this top.

Super cute, Alex ! Can't wait to make this top.
Terri Kennedy on Saturday, 08 April 2017 01:39

Thanks for the inspiration!. I love the versatility of both the tops in that pattern. I can also see them made sleeveless using the e-Dress/ Ann's Tank pattern armhole as a template and their binding treatment. I have some candidate knits in the stash that are too short on yardage for the sleeves so I may be whipping up some spring/summer tops shortly.

Thanks for the inspiration!. I love the versatility of both the tops in that pattern. I can also see them made sleeveless using the e-Dress/ Ann's Tank pattern armhole as a template and their binding treatment. I have some candidate knits in the stash that are too short on yardage for the sleeves so I may be whipping up some spring/summer tops shortly.
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