|Stella top sans sleeves|
The textured knit is very drapy and semi-sheer in places so I knew I wanted layering pieces. It drapes but does not have recoverable stretch. I got this from Fabric Mart a few years ago and don't remember the fiber content. The crinkle/stretch lace is current Fabric Mart. I enjoy the neckline of the Stella tops I've made but I didn't want sleeves. If you omit the sleeves and simply serge and turn under the seam allowance you have a nice over the shoulder look - where a cap sleeve would end. I used a lightweight knit stabilizing tape on the shoulders of both knit tops, and along the V before sewing the doubled cowl piece in.
Here it is layered over the green knit dress and it has a peplum look if belted.
Keeping it interesting, but simple considering the knit fabric, I cut out an a eShrug with the remainder. I tapered the long sleeve eShrug pattern using the sleeve from one of my Babette SF jackets as a template. The eShrug cardigan looks great over the sleeveless Stella top or just the dress.
|eShrug with long tapered sleeve|
|I just serge finished the remaining raw edges with mixed thread colors to blend in with the knit.|