Introducing: The Boatneck Top

It’s been a long time since I added a new pattern to the range so it feels like a big deal to be launching the Boatneck Top today!
If you’ve been following for a while you might know that I spent a large chunk of the year improving the instructions on the existing patterns. Now that they’re up to scratch I’m very happy to be back doing what I love most - designing, making and releasing new patterns. I plan to release new designs more regularly from now on.
So, how did the Boatneck Top come into existence?
Back in lockdown of 2020 I started to get tired of what I was wearing around the house everyday. It’s a distant memory now but being stuck in the house for 3 months meant lots of us didn’t wear actual clothes for 3 months. I lived in leggings, t-shirts and old jumpers. I remember this felt liberating to begin with but then it started to get me down. I wanted to feel comfortable, not slothenly in my clothes.
I designed this top to solve that exact problem. To be able to wear something as comfy as a second skin that also gives you a bit of a ‘lift’ too. It’s a jersey piece so it’s inherently comfortable but the design has an intentional feel about it.
Over the past few years it’s been a solid and unassuming wardrobe staple. I wear it all year round but I find it most useful in the winter. I like to wear big knitted jumpers and it’s the perfect piece to layer under them. That said I also wear it with shorts in summer, with jeans when it’s mild and also with my Sunday Trackies for lounging around the house.
From loungewear to elegant! It's one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. Paired with the Sunday Trackies and the Spring Trousers.
So, what are the features of this pattern?
- It comes in UK sizes 4 - 28 with PDF layers
- It has 5 pattern pieces and is a nice easy make, suitable for beginners
- If you haven’t sewn with jersey before don’t worry! It’s not as scary as it seems. The pattern comes with lots of information on how to sew with jersey using a standard domestic sewing machine (no overlocker needed, but yes you can also sew it with an overlocker).