I skipped ahead a few patterns to get to this jumper because I totally wanted to wear it this winter!!
This is of course drafted from Pattern Magic. by Nakamichi Tomoko.
This is an amazing top pattern for two reasons; firstly it is cut completely in one piece, and secondly the pattern is drawn all wonky and skewiff, which creates this amazingly interesting twist in the body of the top when you are wearing it. I love it!
I made two versions of this top, the first is pictured on Bessie below, made out of quite thin mauve-y grey jersey. This was made up exactly to the pattern and while I don't have big arms by any means these sleeves are skin-tight on me. This isn't going to stop me from wearing it as the weather warms up around here, but just a warning note to others wanting to make up this top...
The second version, that I am wearing today, is out of a lovely thick warm charcoal marle knit. I widened the sleeves by about 1.5cm and they are much more comfortable... Because the fabric is a little thicker the twists don't show up as dramatically on the body of the top, but with the weather as cold as it is in Perth right now that extra fabric thickness is very welcome! I think it might have been about 3C this morning when I was taking these photos here, brrrr!
Top; from Pattern Magic, by Nakamichi Tomoko, charcoal knit
Boots; Mina Martini, from Marie Claire shoes