I know I was supposed to do a different pattern every week to try out new patterns, but after I saw this pattern hack tutorial on Closet Case Files for making your Nettie an off-the-shoulder style I knew I needed one!
You know that moment when you see something that inspires you and you instantly have a complete project formed in your head- this was one of those!
I grabbed this grey and black bamboo knit out of my stash and got to work on my crop-top beauty!
It was a super simple pattern hack and Heather explains it really well in her tutorial. After dropping the shoulders, I cropped my pattern off at the ‘Shelf Bra’ line on her pattern, and I think it was the perfect length for a crop top for me. I cropped the sleeves to be the same length too.
Instead of doing self-binding I went back to my old stand-by, 3/8″ fold over elastic, matte side out. It worked really well for this! Although you should keep in mind that if you are finishing this with fold over elastic instead of using her method of binding, you’re going to lose a little height, since this doesn’t add any height to the neckline.
I am looking forward to rocking the high waisted skirt/short with a crop top trend this summer! (since I’m not quite bold enough to expose my whole stomach).
Getting my puppy love! 🙂
I feel so stylish in this outfit!
I think the Nettie is going to be a staple in my pattern collection!
And absolutely loving this pattern hack! Do you have any favourite pattern hacks?