Stripes ahoy

I’m still quite smitten with high waisted skirts and pants. The thing is, I’m not always loving the look of a tucked in shirt. And if you don’t tuck your shirt in, then what’s the point anyway?

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My solution is this top. It’s oversized and yet slightly cropped. The hem falls low enough to keep my tummy concealed, but high enough to hint at a high waisted pant beneath.

This is just my first version of a new pattern, but I’m pretty happy with it so far. I’ve tweaked a few things, ready for my next attempt, but I certainly haven’t lessened the width of those lovely wide sleeves.

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This top was made up in a very drapey, slightly weighty viscose. I’m looking forward to trying this pattern out again in silk next time.

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13 thoughts on “Stripes ahoy

  1. Helen // Grosgrain Green

    This is gorgeous! I love a stripy top, and I love an interestingly shaped stripes top even more. Quick question – do you wear something underneath to stop bra flashing through the sleeves, or do you just not care? 🙂

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    1. Debbie Iles Post author

      Thanks! No care here! 🙂 Actually, I haven’t found it to be flashy of my bra at all. Somebody would have to be standing of about boob height to me while my arms are straight out to get a good look. The fabric is so drapey and the sleeves long enough that flash isn’t a worry.

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  2. Bella

    Awesome. I like high waisted pants too and I love that I can wear cropped tops without fear of stomach revealage. I made a cropped Hemlock tee from a weighty cotton jersey (also Breton stripe) and I love the way it looks. I’ve started to layer it over woven tshirts now that autumn is here. Looking forward to seeing where you go with this pattern!

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  3. Kat @ House of Lane

    What an awesome idea! I love a high waisted pant and could do with some more tops to wear with them. I love this idea. It would be nice a soft black material for night time.

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  4. Sara

    I don’t like to tuck in shirts either, that’s why I haven’t sewn a button-down shirt yet, though I’ve been planning to for months. I don’t know how I’ll wear it! I love your top. A great twist on the classic Breton, and the perfect length.

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  5. Kelly

    Love this top! The oversized sleeves look great with this length. I’ve had boxy tops on the brain lately, cutting out some cropped Hemlock tees today.

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