Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Bronte Knit top.

One think I noticed on Me-Made-May this year was that a lot of my makes have round necks and I wanted to 'branch out' and try some different necklines, perhaps more flattering necklines, so when I saw the Bronte knit top pattern coming up on some blogs, I new I had to try it.  The pattern is Jennifer Lauren's second pattern, the first being The Afternoon blouse, which also looks lovely, but I haven't tried it yet.

The Bronte top is made up in stretchy jersey fabrics, so is really a neat fitting t-shirt, but with a great crossover detail at the front shoulder.  It is a pdf pattern and Jennifer seems to have really thought about all the details, even the way the pattern pieces are laid out are great.  Her instructions are excellent and it is a quick make.  I made mine from this multi coloured jersey from myfabrics which I bought over a year ago.  I love the colour mix of grey, aqua, black and white, but you could use any jersey with a good deal of stretch in it.  There is also a long sleeved version which would be lovely in a cosy jersey for winter.

I used little crystal buttons (3 on each shoulder) to attach the upper shoulder to the front piece. This is a nice feature and would be great scope to customise on plain jerseys, but you could just handstitch it if you wanted.

Anyway, I love it, it's a clever design and can be made in a couple of hours from start to finish - a great pattern and there will definitely be more of them.


  1. This is a lovely top, the neckline is really unique and I love the button details. So this pattern is designed for Jersey material? Does the jersey stretch much whilst making it?

  2. Hi Georgia, yes the pattern is lovely, you need a jersey with quite a bit of stretch. It is designed to be very neat fitting, the fabric fitted together without having to stretch it, the only part you have to ease in are the sleeves. You should give it a go.