Here in Oklahoma our autumn mornings can start out at a chilly 45 degrees but quickly rise throughout the day up to near 70 degrees.
With such a range of temperatures a fun crop top that doubles as a sweater might just be the perfect attire.
Perfect Autumn Sweater
The Chestnut sweater comes with several variations but I decided to go with version A, a cropped sweater with a back bow closure.
Once I purchased this pattern I had to find just the right fabric. As it so happens in my birthday fabric haul I managed to come across a lovely polyester knit champagne colored fabric with lovely pearl white dots.
|Pattern:||Chesnut Sweater – Coco Wawa Crafts|
|Size:||Size 5 graded to 8|
|Notes & Modification:||Graded pattern|
|Recommendations:||Check fabric stretch, sleeves may be tight|
Before cutting into my lovely fabric I decided I needed to make a test toile.
As it so happens I had some fun purple and pink floral sweatshirt fabric in my stash that I had no idea what to make with it.
This sweatshirt fabric had just enough stretch that it would make a good Chestnut sweater.
The sweatshirt came out perfect. The only issue is that I sewed the bow a little lower than it was meant to be on the back, making it gap a little.
Once the toil was completed I set out to make my official version.
While I love my champagne colored Chestnut sweater, I did make a bit of an error when making it.
The fabric didn’t have as much stretch as the sweatshirt and the arms are a little snug. I guess that means I just need to do more upper arm exercises to squeeze into this lovely top.
Other than the tight arms, I love this top. It’s both casual and dressy at the same time.
I had just enough fabric left over that I even plan to make a matching circle skirt and wear it for my next holiday event, which will likely be Thanksgiving.