Jude came to me one evening and reports that the next day at school is “dress as your favorite book character day” His character of choice? Luke Skywalker (jr.) from an awesome little book I picked up for him. So I made him a “jedi” wrap style top real quick from some white knit I had in my stash. When he tried it on I thought to myself, this top is actually pretty cute. So I made one for Abbey and thought I would share the modification here.
It was a quick and easy modification to the Apple LoungeWear pattern which I love, and Abbey and Penny wear theirs all the time. The result is a loose comfy lounge top with a cross over front. Perfect for the spring weather we are having since Spring mean rain and rain means cozy.
To make the criss cross front, cut two front pieces, then cut from one neckline edge diagonally down to just under the arm cutting off the one sleeve. Cut the other side the same only going the other direction.
Then sew the front pieces to the back right sides together. Measure from the front edge up around the neckline to the other front edge. Subtract 2″ and make this the length of the new neckline ribbing. Then sew the neckline ribbing to the neckline and front, stretching slightly to fit.
Then overlap the front pieces when sewing the side seams so the sides are all sewn together. Finish the sleeves and bottom as directed in the pattern. I did the straight hem option for this top.
Then Abbey had a new comfy loose top for the rainy dreary weather we have been having.
Abbey said she felt like a ballerina dancer in her top, but I think nearly everything makes her feel like a ballerina these days.