The perfect deep V-neck sweater has just released from Straight Stitch Designs! The Eastlake (aff. link) is packed with options, although during testing I only made one style – pleated back, long sleeves, overlapped cuffs. There is also a dress length, regular cuffs, split hem detail, and a gathered or straight back.
The deep V front is finished with a facing, which is my favourite finish for tops. It’s a little deep for some people’s tastes. You could wear a camisole with it, by all means, although I’ve been into flashing a little more skin lately.
I made a size 18, graded into a 16 at the waist, for my curvy self. The fabric I used is a mystery knit from Fabricland, it’s kind of loosely knit with a lot of drape. It’s a teensy bit sheer, which is okay with me. I’ve really been on a love-your-body kick lately.
I probably should have done a full bust adjustment, I was hoping the relaxed fabric I used would make up for it, but I could use a bit of extra length at the center front.
I love how this is a loose fit easy to wear sweater, with plenty of style packed into it too. The little details, like the cuffs and the back pleat make it stand out in a snowy winter of sweaters.
Straight Stitch Designs Eastlake (aff. link) is 20% off until Sunday, December 16th, so click through and get it before then.
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