Sunday, May 9, 2010

Me-Made-May: Days 8, 9 and Top Knipmode

Or: 50 ways to wear a wool skirt. Here, for your viewing pleasure, with outerwear for a change.

The energy I didn't expend thinking up a new outfit I spent on sewing up this little knit top:
The pattern is from Knipmode Special Spring/Summer 2010 no. 101. It's tunic (or dress) length; I sewed it as suggested and then shortened it to a length I like, about 5'' (12 cm) shorter.
As I understand it, the Knipmode Special is part of a regular Knipmode issue, only that this special issue gets translated to German and sold separately. It contains nine patterns sewed up in different lengths and fabrics and combined to form four trendy mini wardrobes. I love this reduced form that could take all the guesswork out of what to sew next; only that I could never stop buying... and considering... Burda, Ottobre and all the rest. Schizophrenic, right?
Me-made: Teal skirt, brown knit top.
What I gained from MMM yesterday and today: Just do it. Need a knit top? Done.
For anyone wondering whatever became of my blue SWALP: I'll get to it. I think.


  1. Ooh, love the new top! Really nice, I bet you'll get heaps of wear from it x

  2. The top is super cute. I love white polka dots on black.

  3. That's a fantastic spring top!

    Funny that the Knipmode special is sold separately... when I buy Knipmode online, many of the issues come with the special wrapped in plastic with the main monthly issue. Hmmm.

  4. Delicious top...

    You're only in real trouble when it becomes faster to sew a new top than to do the laundry :-).

  5. LOVE your knit top! Polka dots are my favorite and it looks great on you!!

  6. That skirt is totally my favorite color. The top came out really cute!

  7. Yay for the new top! It's awesome, love the dotted knit!! I never sew knits but maybe I should think about it and start pumping out cute little tops like yours...

  8. Oooh! I really like the neckline on this top. And the polka dots are so cute!



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