Simple Sew Jersey Top in Mustard

I enjoyed making the Simple Sew Patterns Jersey Top so much the first time round, that I decided to come back for more. This time I chose a mustard yellow jersey which I bought at the Karstadt haberdashery. I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that it was a bargain EUR 6/m and I absolutely love mustard as a colour for autumn, so I nabbed a couple of metres and thought I was bound to make something with it.

I actually made this top a couple of weeks ago when my brother and sister in law were here to visit. As having visitors doesn’t leave much time for sewing, I was looking for something quick and simple to make with fabric from my stash and this pattern was just the job. I haven’t blogged the finished result until now as I really wasn’t sure if I liked it or not yet. What surprised me most about this project was how different the top came out when using a different fabric. Compared to the relatively stiff jacquard jersey which I used for my previous Simple Sew Jersey Top, this knitted jersey had so much more drape. So much so that I think I would have been better off going down a size, but you live and learn! Next time I make this I will also be taking out a bit of the fullness across the back, maybe a couple of inches, as I feel like it makes me look a bit boxier than I really am. When I did the Jacquard Jersey version, I’d also added about an inch and a half to the length. For the double knit version this really wasn’t necessary – it just seems to add more fullness.

Anyway, in spite of my whinges and moans, I’ve decided that I actually really quite like this top now and I really love the colour! I’ve worn it to work a couple of times with black skinny trousers and a blazer which was nice and comfortable. I’m also thinking it will look cute with my tan boots in winter, with maybe a long sleeved black t-shirt underneath.

I’ve also got quite a good chunk of the fabric left over. I was thinking maybe a mustard pencil skirt? Or a sort of mini circle skirt? What do you think? Any ideas of what else I could make with this fabric much appreciated!

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