i designed a sweater! a sweater that i am actually willing to wear in public!
while i was in grad school, i made a dress for a friend’s baby using a pattern from bella bambina knits. i haven’t made many garments, and this pattern was a bit of a light bulb moment for me in terms of the overall construction of a top-down dress or shirt. at the time, i thought it would make a cute adult top and have been meaning to play around with it ever since.
so, a couple of weeks ago, i decided it was time. using the basic premise of the baby dress pattern, i played around with the math/stitches to make a ladies’ top, size medium. other adjustments included changes to the armholes, some shaping at the bust, lowering the “waistline” to an empire waist, and some different shaping in the torso. i also added an edging, which was not part of the original pattern.
i am loving this sweater, so i thought i would share the pattern so that others can make it. this is my first time writing out a pattern, so please feel free to post questions in the comments if anything is unclear. enjoy!