I foresee a lot of warm tops in my future and I wanted to kick it off with this ponte top with faux leather accents and patch pocket.
I found this top online and pretty much copied it straight.
I used my trusty Lydia Pattern which I've made here, here and here just to name 3 out of the 10 versions I've made so far.
This time I used a ponte knit which I stitched up on my new Aldi overlocker. Which, by the way, I am finding to be ridiculously awesome. If you don't yet own an overlocker, you should. The end.
The faux leather accents were pretty easy to draft up although I wish I had have sewn this patch pocket just a little closer into the centre front. Next time gadget.
Unfortunately my regular sewing machine wasn't talking to me at the time so I did some epic hand stitching to get these patches on. I also handstitched the neckline because I just didn't want any more arguments from my machine. It had attitude.
And there you have it another wardrobe staple for the impending
doom winter in the mountains.