and per Meg's suggestion I went with an ivory ponte
The pattern was my hardest choice, did I want raglan or did I want drop shoulders? After looking at Meg's post and a magazine page from In-Style magazine, I went with a dropped shoulder, using Burda Style 11/2012 #128 (which can be purchased and downloaded at the Burda Style website).
On this pattern measure the width and double check the shoulders, they ran very wide or should I say very dropped. This is a quick garment to make and the bold print the impact is great. The ponte knit works perfectly for the cuffs, waistband and neckline.
I do believe I made the bottom band too wide, on the next one I will make the band smaller and I am thinking about making a raglan sleeve version. I would like to compare the two looks and see if I have a preference.
I was a bit on the fence about this look but Kaitlyn took my pictures and said "I really like this, it looks good and can you make me one?" Isn't she so sweet? I will wear my Luxe sweatshirt with pride and let Katilyn do some fabric shopping!
These pictures were tough to take, wind gusts at about 25 mph, not good for the hair and the garment. In fact, we took the chevron knit top on the same day and Kaitlyn's hair was flying all over the place. A benefit for me with short hair, it just sticks straight up! LOL
I had to go out-of-state for family reason's the first of the week, so my post was delayed. Now playing catch-up at work, hoping to see my sewing machines again on Thursday. One thing I know for sure, there will be a cute little guy modeling a Halloween costume on my Friday post!