What do you wear in the Winter? I don’t always want to stick with jeans or leggings and a top. I love dresses, but I hate being cold in dresses during the Winter AND I loooooove hoods and cowls on my dresses to keep my head and neck warm from those bracing breezes. The Forty Winters Crop, Top, and Dress solves this issue. With the dress version, you’re all set for family photos or a nice dinner out. The Crop and Top versions can be dressed up or down with a variety of fabrics to really make this pattern a cold weather staple.
-Banded Crop Top
-Optional Kangaroo Pocket on Crop and Top versions
-Cowl, regular hood, or oversized hood options
-cuffed or hemmed sleeves
Difficulty: Beginner to Confident Beginner
Techniques Involved: Hemming, Finishing with a Band, Lining a Hood, Adding Cuffs, Topstitching
All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, another file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces, as well as a projector file. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink.
This pattern is designed for medium to heavy weight knit fabric with 40% 4-way stretch. The bodice requires good revocery. Triblend, ribbed knits, bamboo lycra, and similar fabrics will all work very well.
Notions: No additional notions needed for this pattern
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (for piecing pages together)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler (optional but encouraged)
- Matching All-Purpose Thread
- Universal Needle
- Sewing Machine with zig-zag stitch
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Fabric marking tool
- Seam Ripper
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