I made this top from a new Simplicity pattern 2364, which includes a number of different versions which are made from knitted material. I wanted to make something that I could wear every day, at home or work. This type of design is typically me. I decided to use simple black fabric that would go with everything it also has a slight stretch. An easy option you might think but this particular pattern relies on right and wrong side of the material very much and plain black does not have a right and wrong side, that was my stumbling point, the more I manhandled it the more it decided to curl up in protest at the edges.
The yoke is sewn onto the back, gathered and attached to the front under the armholes, I thought this was a lovely alternative to a traditional plain round neck. The front section is folded through the centre to give a reinforced neckline which gapes slightly and can be teased into various different positions.
The material is extremely soft and comfortable to wear and quite flattering too. I can see this becoming a favourite of mine, I also had enough material left to make something else 🙂