Hello and welcome to my stop of the Winter Wear Designs Blog Tour!
I’ve mentioned here in the site before that I LOVE patterns that allow me to use up every bit of scraps/remnants I have, I just love the feeling that I got all I can out of the fabric. 😀
Well, ladies and gentleman, La Croix takes this to a whole other level!
How? It’s reversible!
Not in a “you have to use double the fabric” kind of way, but in a “you can use the back as a front and vice versa” kind of way! How freaking cool is that??
Just fantastic! I mean, you get 2 shirts in one, and only use 1 shirt worth of fabric! WOOT!
In case you don’t want to have it reversible, the pattern comes with 2 sleeve patterns, one cut on the fold and one full sleeve. Suzanne really thought of everything!
As you can see, it’s an advanced beginner pattern but if you’re you an adventurous beginner I’d give this a go as well. It really looks more complicated than it actually is! 😉
For my La Croix, I choose to use a viscose knit (plain) and lycra (stripes). They both have a nice drape, which is perfect for this top.
I’m really enjoying the fun back style lately, probably because it’s a distraction from my big ol’ bubble butt! lol
I just can’t wait till I don’t need to wear a coat or a jacket anymore… Come on weather gods, cooperate with me!
The option I choose to make is, officially, a non-reversible option… but oh little rebel me, flipped it around anyways! lol
Notes on that:
– if you don’t like the feeling of things around your neck (like turtlenecks and chokers), don’t do this;
– it gets pretty low cut on the front (especially if you are a member of the itty bitty titty committee, like me), so in real life I’ll probably wear a cami or a bralette underneath it.
If any of those things are an issue for you, go for the regular reversible option! 😉
Basic looking top in the front:
Bam! Fun little surprise in the back!
Or choose to make an impact already on your way in:
I love both options! I figured I can use this top in chilly weather with the peekaboo on the front, pairing it with a cardi and when it’s warm out I can flip it and have the fun back that I like!
Now some awesome info:
- La Croix is on sale for only $6 for the duration of the tour;
- There’s a prize at the end! This tour is being sponsored by Simply by Ti Fabrics and you have a chance to win a $20 GC from her + 2 WWD patterns of your choice!
For more tips and inspirations, continue following the tour. The ladies did a fantastic job and you don’t want to miss it!