I have just been scanning some summer tops … OK I know our English summer is almost over – but it is always summer (or hot) somewhere-WZ is intercontinental, LOL.
These little garments really lend themselves to crochet, their simple unassuming shapes made to fill a basic need; a cool but covered top half!
Or, alternatively a garment that won’t pad out the arms of a fitted suit.
Crochet (and knitted lace) provide an interesting texture so they are a bit more interesting than plain fabric without being too colourful…
These tops can add a more feminine look to a plain formal business suit,
or look fresh and pretty as the top half of a summer outfit.
You can wear them over skirts or trousers,
go lacy, or casual,
make them sleeveless,
or with sleeves if you prefer,
for evening, with high or lower necklines,
there is such scope!
Then you can choose between cotton thread,
or fine yarn (this beauty even has a knitted lining underneath! If you want it – times have changed).
There are all sorts from intricate lace in rows or motifs to plainer bands of simple stitch patterns.
I even have a very simple, one row, no shaping first project
They cover everything (literally) from demure to sexy in their styling and ease of making.
So hopefully something for everyone..
Everyone who wants to crochet one anyway , haha.
I am saving the knitted ones for another day; do ask if you are looking for one!