Pictures are back (yay!) so I’ll let them tell the story of today’s project, subtitled “When You Need a Warm Top to Match All the Pants You’ve Been Making”:

 

Karen Templer‘s (Fringe Supply Co.) copy of an Elizabeth Suzann boxy top

 

My own copy of Karen Templer’s copy mixed with some Everlane fleece action.

 

This was based on the Hemlock Tee, a free pattern from Grainline; I cut about two inches off, raised the neckline, and added the bottom bands. The pattern recommends a drapey knit but I really liked the structure of something heavier, so used a sweatshirt fleece from Telio. (I’m learning that any fabric from Telio or Robert Kaufman is going to be a safe bet to order online.)

I actually don’t love wearing the top by itself, as shown here–the neck hangs weird on me and I don’t know if that’s because I adjusted it poorly or because I need to research shoulder fitting more. Also, the boxy shape looks cool but ends up being really drafty as it hangs away from the body, kind of defeating the idea of a warm top.

But! I tried it on last night layered over a button down with some wide leg Emerson pants and it really worked–definitely the Eileen Fisher vibe I was going for.