This was another great test for Jennifer Lauren, who has a real knack of bringing out patterns just as I say to myself, “Hey… you know what I wouldn’t mind making…” and in this case it was a few more knit tops but with an interesting neckline. I have collected quite a few knits now, mostly intended for kids wear, but I wanted to use the more adult ones too and this top has my favourite kind of neckline, which is a deep squarish scoop.


There are actually two necklines for the Ostara Top: the square scoop and the sweetheart, the latter of which is achieved by sewing a little concertina tailor’s tack to the square neckline. There are also two sleeve lengths: elbow and full-length and Jennifer has retained that characteristic vintage touch by making both the length of the sleeves and the body just a tad longer than the average knit top. I love... [read more]