Just in time for more rain (!!) here in LA, I finished my Rain in LA top that I started….months ago! I’m very excited about this top because it came out just as I was imagining, and I managed to take excellent and detailed notes throughout the process so that I’ll be able to write up a pattern without too much of a fuss.
For any who may be wondering and know about my clothes buying ban, my one exception is for items that I make by hand myself. So this new top is following my own rules!
All along I knew I wanted it to be a short-sleeved sweater with a little bit of wast shaping and lace details on the hem and the sleeves. I decided to go with a hi-low hemline as well.
What I wasn’t sure about was whether or not to include any lace detail on the neckline. In the end, I decided not to, and I’m glad I did. First of all, navigating lace detail with yoke decreases wasn’t something I was super stoked about figuring out. In addition, looking at the final piece, I’m really happy with the more simple look. I think it would have been too busy if I had added more lace detailing.
The fit is perfect. I’m really, really proud of that fact because I did all that math. It’s a lot of math! The pattern for this is going to be available soon, so stay tuned! I was also thinking of trying out making a child size, and making it more into a tunic/dress than a top. What do you think?
Now please enjoy way too many pictures of this top, courtesy of yours truly.