However, I didn't want to re-invent the wheel and make just another classic knit top. Nope, this knit top needed to have a vintage edge, in keeping with my style, what I feel comfortable in and something that would blend seamlessly into my current handmade wardrobe. Enter, Bronte.
You can use a contrast binding around the neckline or keep her simple by using the same fabric you're making up the body with.
Bronte is also deceptively easy to whip up - in fact, for a few of my pattern testers, she was the first knit they had ever made!
After all the amazing feedback I received on how I laid out my Afternoon Blouse pattern, Bronte is done in exactly the same way which means she's super easy to print out and put together. You only need to print out the version you want to make up, you don't have to rearrange your entire living room to tape together one huge pattern sheet AND doing things my way means you save a bunch of printing paper, making both your pocket, watch and the Earth happy while doing so.
I will be running a sew-a-long for Bronte with detailed posts on lots of useful things like selecting the right kind of knit fabric for her, useful machine settings and stitches, and of course, detailed photographs that will walk you step by step through each process of constructing your own Bronte Top. If you've never sewn with knits before, I hope making Bronte will encourage you to dip your toes in! Sew-a-long details to come.
Bronte is a multi-sized pattern that ranges from an NZ size 6 to 20 and you can purchase the digital pdf pattern files from my Etsy Shop.
So, what do you think? Good? Bad? Okay-ish?