Astoria cropped sweater and Perry skirt

It’s no news I am rebuilding my wardrobe with Seamwork patterns. I’ve made this skirt from the Perry dress, and I love wearing it together with the Astoria sweater.


The skirt has a simple construction, with three front panels finished by two slits, and side pockets. I have simply taken the skirt part of the dress, size L,  and added an elastic waistband.


The Astoria cropped sweater is a very popular pattern by Seamwork magazine. After making it I have understood why: easy and quick to stitch up, even easier to wear.


For the skirt I have used a brown suedine from Toto Tissus in Toulouse, since the pattern is designed for knits and this fabric is elastic. I have been wearing it a lot, very easy to integrate in my wardrobe.

For the sweater, I had some remnants of French terry and I squeezed the sweater into them. This obliged me to orientate the pieces so that I have vertical stripes across the bodice, while a horizontal orientation is usually preferred. I also managed to have the neckband and the hemband with a contrasting orientation, and I like this final look. I also enjoy the possibility of creating a garment from the remnants of another one.


I wear quite a lot of high waisted bottoms, so a cropped sweater fits perfectly into my wardrobe. I have made a size L with no adjustments, and I wanted long sleeves for autumn and winter.


I am very happy with both the garments: the skirt is put together and comfy, and the little sweater is very warm and stylish, I have been wearing both often at the office, for sure there are more Astoria’s in my future and a Perry dress, of course.


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