Cute, Warm and a Little Bit Riske!!

Carol Bentley
by Carol Bentley
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I just finished this top, its a brand new pattern just released and I'm super happy with it, I'm going to share how I made it and how I'm styling it two ways, for work and play!!

I absolutely love this top. Its got a great feature bodice with a cheeky split, allowing just a peak of cleavage. The pattern is a brand new release from Deer and Doe patterns, who is a really fab French pattern house. Find the pattern here > Orage Dress, Top and Skirt (

These two bodice sections are where all the detail lies The main scoop bodice piece has an overlay, which attaches at the armscye, leaving a cute peep hole. The fabric is a really lovely viscose jersey, its really lovely, soft and drapey!! Luxury Viscose Jersey Stretch Knit Fabric | 1197030 | Minerva

After the two bodice sections are attached as above the shoulder seams are stitched.

The neck section is stitched on next, you can see I've used lots of clips here, which I really prefer over pins when I'm using my overlocker.

Next the sleeves are attached, this is achieved by matching the sleeve head and shoulder right sides together then stitching or overlocking.

We're almost done now, just the side seams and bottom to hem and were wearing this baby!!

What do you think?

I think it's just great, here I'm styling it all casual with faded jeans.

But I'm also loving this more work appropriate look styled with some smart trousers and a jacket for work.

Or even with a contrast cardigan and wide legged trousers for a day in the office.

Suggested materials:
  • Orage sewing pattern   (Deer and Doe pattern house)
  • Viscose jersey   (Minerva crafts)

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