Winter Wear Designs just released La Croix Cross Over Reversible Women's Top.
The La Croix top is a fully reversible Women's knit top with 3 sleeve lengths. There are so many options with this top and we will talk about them all!
For my first shirt, I did the non-reversible option. The front of the shirt is your basic t-shirt knit, it's rather thin but so comfortable. The back of the shirt is black stretch lace; it makes me feel sexy, as does this leather mini skirt!
You absolutely need to use a stretch material for this pattern. I think something with a 25% stretch is good. This is a relaxed fitting shirt, so you don't want a super stretchy fabric.
XXS: 28: 27.5; 31.5
XS: 31: 31.5; 34.5
S: 33: 33: 36
M: 35.5: 35: 38
L: 38: 38: 41
XL: 41.5: 41: 44
XXL: 45: 45: 47
XXXL: 48: 48: 52
- Binding measurements
- Fabric Requirements
Instructions: Each step has a clear photo and written instructions. This is a simple and fast top to make. Definitely a nap time creation. The only change I made to my shirts is I did not gather the V-neck panel that lies underneath. When I made a muslin, I gathered both and felt there was a bulge from the bottom gathered panel. When I made both of my real shirts, I only gathered the outer V-neck panel.
The second La Croix top I made is completely reversible. Totally a cool feature; it can match your personality of the day. Here I used basic t-shirt knits and only one accent panel for the V-neck portion. (Sorry, I know these photos are the worst.)
When the V-neck is on the back, it drapes down very nicely but not so low to show your bra.
With the V-neck on the front, the bresticals hold up the V-neck panels.
My measurements are 34 (bust) 33(high hip) and 34(hip). I made an XS muslin and liked the fit. I typically like more fitted garments rather than loose. I cut on the regular length cutting line (for 5'4"-5"7" ladies). There is a shorter cutting line for petite gals. If you want the shirt longer, I would extend the shirt by the designed amount at the shorter cutting line.
I think my favorite option is reversible with V-neck in the front. I can't wait to make another with long sleeves!
Whether you have the V neck on the front or back, this is a seductive top. I received lots of compliments from the man in the house.
Check out Winter Wear Designs' Etsy Shop. They have lots of other adorable patterns!