I’m in love with stripes!! They are all over the place right now! I decided to make my own black and white striped top using the very popular pattern, New Look 6648. Pattern Reviews “Best Of 2009-2011″ haven’t done me wrong yet. . .and this is now one of my new favorites! The pattern for view A consists of 4 pieces (front, back, middle band and neck band). I had the whole thing put together in about 2 hours. . .talk about instant gratification!! It’s a nice loose fitting stretch knit top that is perfect for summer. The only thing I’m a little disappointed in is that I didn’t have my head on straight when I cut the middle band piece. My stripes are going horizontal on the shirt until you get to the mid band. . .then they go vertically. . .oops!! I hope this grows on me, because I love the top otherwise.
I’m sure I will be making more versions of this top in the near future. I am also pretty confident that more striped pieces will be making their way into my wardrobe this summer. . .I just picked up a soft yellow/white striped jersey knit today!!