Itch to Stitch Nottingham Top

I love testing for Kennis Wong of Itch to Stitch, but it's been awhile since I've tested for her since her tests kept conflicting with my travel schedule. I was so happy that I was free to test the newest pattern, the Nottingham Top


The Nottingham Top is perfect for a wardrobe staple. It can be dressed up to wear with slacks and skirts, but also can be worn with jeans for a casual look.

  

There are 3 sleeve options in the Nottingham Top pdf pattern. I made the butterfly sleeve, but there's also a long sleeve and an elbow length short sleeve.

 

 The knot on the Nottingham Top is offset. The top has a relaxed fit and a crew neck.

 
 The knot is super easy - but make sure you pay attention to what you are doing. When done correctly, it looks great!


 My sewing BFF Sharon (Sweet Mama) was also a tester for the Nottingham Top. Be sure to check out her blog to see both of her tops. 


 Sharon went for a casual look with her Nottingham Top pairing it with distressed jeans and converse. Perfect for when she's chasing 5 kids around her house. 



The Nottingham Top below was the first one I made. It's made with a rayon jersey. I've been making an effort to bring more solid items into my wardrobe and this top should go with some of my colorful and wild palazzo pants.  I messed up the knot on this one - but I'm not going to tell you what I did, because - I really don't know and didn't notice until after I went to hem it.


I wore both of my Nottingham Tops with a pair of pull on slacks that are RTW. I threw on a necklace with this one. This is likely how I'll wear it most often as it's likely to become a staple in my work office wardrobe.


I already have a gorgeous emerald green variegated Nottingham Top cut out. I just need to sew it up. I'm certain to make many more for fall in sweater knits and french terry.


The pattern is on sale for $8 for one week! This pattern goes together pretty quick and is perfect for an adventurous beginner. The backside of the fabric can sometimes peak out at the bottom of the knot and from the butterfly sleeves, so it's best to use a knit that doesn't have a very obvious backside.

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