I love the Studio to Street Top by Greenstyle Creations. It is one of my favorite tops, and I can’t wait to make all the comfy hooded versions this winter! But, to last through the still warm weather here in Arizona, I made a cropped version a few weeks ago.
Instead of using bands for the short sleeves and the neckline, though, I opted to hem for a slouchier look. I have a RTW top very similar to this in a loose weave sweater knit, and wanted to recreate the look! I also wanted it to be a top that I wouldn’t need to wear a cami under, though.
I chose to use Rayon Spandex from Phee Fabrics. I love the weight of this fabric, as it’s a bit heavier than most RS out there. Plus, it’s 4 way stretch, and doesn’t pill! I like to keep 1-1.5 yard cuts of this fabric around in multiple colors for last minute projects.
I cut a touch longer than the cropped version for my height. Since I only had the front and the back pieces, the tank came together quickly. I sewed up the sides and the shoulder seams first. Then, I pinned around the neck, arm holes, and hemline. I hemmed about 3/8″ on the neck and arms, and 1″ on the bottom.
That’s it! SO fast!
I have this paired with a pair of Brassie Joggers that you first saw here. I made a size small, but took in the waistband a bit more because of the amount of stretch the fabric has. I omitted the drawstring. I cut on the capri cut line and used the capri cuffs. I’m 5’8″, but didn’t lengthen at all. Get ready for a bunch of posts on Brassies because they are my current obsession!
I used the Malbec Dry-Flex Ubersoft Poly Lycra Jersey Knit from The Fabric Fairy. This fabric came as a suggestion from Sharon from Sweet Mama. She made Brassies in another color in this base and I just had to copy! They are so comfortable and fairly lightweight, which is great for changing seasons. 🙂
UPDATE! Blogger fail… I forgot to mention that I added a chest pocket! I cut a simple square and added it to the top prior to sewing the front and back together. I pinned it first and held the front up to check placement (my first time I was way off), and completely eyeballed it. If you all want more specifics, let me know in the comments and I can measure placement and the size of pocket I used! 🙂
As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
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