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 thoughts on “Winter Jasmine – the long sleeved version

  1. 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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