Making a Truly Versatile Jersey Sweater and Styling It Two Ways!!

Carol Bentley
by Carol Bentley
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2 Hours

Hey you guys, I've got a super versatile new jersey top and I'm going to share all the good stuff with you, how to make one yourself and how to style it two ways, but for work and an evening out. Getting the best bang for your buck!!

The pattern I'm using for my sweater is the Merchant and Mills, Fielder. It's a super pattern which can be made up in woven or stetch and works just as well as a top or dress! You can find the pattern here..

The Fielder - Merchant & Mills (

The first step once all the pattern pieces are cut out is to match up all the four main pattern pieces in the right place. The front of the sleeves line up on the front bodice shoulder seams and the back bodice onto the back of the sleeves. Super simple!!

I really love the fabric, its a lovely soft and cosy loop backed French terry and you can find it here... Minerva Exclusive Boudoir Bouquet Loop Back French Terry Stretch Knit Fabric | 1275224 | Minerva

Next I've flipped all the pieces wrong side up, so all the seams will be on the inside. The seams are all held in place with clips. I prefer using clips to pins when I'm going to use my overlocker so I can quickly stitch the seams. You wouldn't believe it, but were so close to being finished already!!

Now the shoulder seams have been stitched we're going to stitch the side seams, all the way from the wrist to the hem in one long seam.

Almost done!!

Just some ribbing to add to the cuffs, waist and neck and were all finished!!

I use some ribbing from my stash but you can find similar here ...

Tubular Knitted Cuff Ribbing | 1134270 | Minerva

But I also love this way to style it with a nice skirt or over a dress with some cute pumps or even heels for a lunch or evening out!?

Suggested materials:
  • French Terry 1.5m   (
  • Navy cuffing   (
  • Fielder dress and top pattern   (Merchant and mills)

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