I made up my first GreenStyle pattern this weekend! It needs to warm up so I can sport my new dresses. I dropped my coat and we did the fastest photo shoot ever for this post. We topped out at 1 degree for the high today. Guys I’m so over winter.
The pattern calls for knit. I used a waffle weave that has been languishing in my stash. It turns out my kids really don’t care for waffle weave, and for some unknown reason I had nearly 3 yards of it. Perfect for a pattern test! It’s a slightly heavier knit so it gives a little more structure. I used a pretty sturdy rib knit for the cowl. If you are using a softer jersey you’ll get a little different look with your neckline.
This is my “get a picture of the cowl, I can’t feel my face” picture. I used a white contrast for the neckline. The front and back feature a simple set of pleats. It was a nice shake up for me. I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of gathering. This was a little different look.
It was a very fast sew. You’ve got a number of options. It comes with a length marker for a short, regular, and long bodice. I’m wearing the regular bodice length. I would be careful the short bodice length depending on your chest measurement. There are a few adjustments being made to the length. I believe that you’ll find this one labeled on the final pattern as “above the knee”, there will be a knee length, and also a tunic.
I choose long sleeve, so much snow still. It has a 3/4 and short sleeve version. And pockets. I kind of love the pockets. This pattern is at the end of it’s test. I’ll update when it’s released so you can go and grab it, or you can join the GreenStyle Facebook group HERE.
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