I love cozy sweaters. I love interesting design. I love a challenge. Lauren from Sinclair Patterns checks all three boxes.
Lauren is a draped front top or dress with pleating details at the shoulder and waist. The wrapped front gives an asymmetrical neckline. As per usual the pattern comes in a large size range and three height options. Now I’ll be honest, those pleats – not for the faint of heart – but so worth it!
I sewed up both variations: a dress in a brightly patterned ITY and and the top made from a polkadot sweater knit. Both fabrics are from Knitpop auction boxes. As you’ll see, fabric choice is hugely important in determining how this pattern drapes and fits.
First I made the ITY dress. This is so comfortable!! It’s cold and windy here now, but when the weather warms up I think it’ll be in heavy rotation. I was concerned that the wrap would be loose and show off more than I’d like, but the weight of the ITY keeps everything in place and modest. The slightly dropped waist gives it a different look that I haven’t seen lately and I kinda love it. You should see the way the skirt moves too.
The second was the polkadot sweater. This time the draped front fell further from my body. I don’t necessarily need an undershirt with it but it makes me feel better. I wore this to my kids’ school the week after I made it and got tons of complements and I was supremely comfortable while cutting 50 little handprints out of construction paper.
Get your copy here, you’re going to love it.