Winter Jasmine – the long sleeved version

I think my cunning plan to make the top I wanted to buy has worked!

Colette jasmine long sleeves

I used the body from the Colette Jasmine pattern, with the sleeves from the Burda Style book shirt.  I originally planned to keep the puffy sleeve top from the shirt, but it looked weird in this Liberty lawn, which is rather crisp.  So I made the curve at the top of the pattern piece more gentle.  I also reduced the width of the cuff.

I lowered the neck line by 3 inches (hussey!) and used bias binding instead of the collar.  My favorite short sleeved Jasmine is the one I made from a slightly stretchy fabric (by mistake, obviously).  The neckline stretched out, and I like the way it looks.

I’d like to try making this with a more drapey fabric.  I like this one, but it doesn’t work too well under a cardigan.

I’m pictured beside my corner of Mill Street Crafts in Sidmouth (Devon, UK).   I work at the shop one day a month as part of my shelf rent.  This month I spent the day ironing and folding fat quarter squares for display – surprisingly relaxing!

My inspiration – the Zara tops.

Zara shirts

7 responses to “Winter Jasmine – the long sleeved version

  1. Your top is lovely! You’ve done a great job to recreate the store-bought tops and now you have a unique one too.

  2. Yay! You beat the retail beast!

  3. That’s a really nice top. You’ve inspired me to try and make a winter Jasmine of my own!

  4. lovely, I really like the style of Jasmine and it looks great in that fabric! x

  5. Super fantastic! I’ve been crushing on the Jasmine for ages, even got the pattern, but the tie and poofy sleeves make it seem kitschy to me. I like that for once-in-a-while, but not as a wardrobe staple. Your version is Awesome and now I think it’ll be my next project. Thanks for sharing your Winter Jasmine.

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