"I know" I thought, "I'll have a go at making one like that!" Don't you reckon that's one of the cool things about sewing: being able to see something- in a shop or magazine or on an actual person - and then have a go at making your own version?
I've made this pattern before in the cropped length so this time I went with the longest length. I think I like it, although it does feel a bit strange to wear and doesn't really go with much in my wardrobe apart from skinny jeans. I could tuck it in I suppose but that kind of misses the point. Maybe somewhere in between the short and long would work better? Like Anna's lovely wool version.
This was a quick one to sew: all done on the overlocker apart from the sleeve, bottom hems and neckline which were twin needled. Both fabrics are from the op-shop stash: a gold crinkly knit and a cream synthetic knit. They had different amounts of stretch so I should have cut the neckband a bit longer. It did stretch to fit with some coaxing but there are some pulling lines on the top as a result.
Fabric: gold and white mystery knit fabrics both from the opshop =$3
Pattern: Megan Nielsen's Briar (used before = free)
Thread from stash
Total = $3 (not bad!)