When I blogged my third Jenna cardi, I wore a top under it, and a couple of my keen-eyed followers spotted it. I can now show you that top – drum roll please – it is the newly released Presto Popover by Savage Coco Patterns, and it is a very clever top indeed.
I love the shawl collar and the body shape of this top, although now that I look at the photos, I might need a FBA. I’ve already cut a second one out, so it’s too late for that one! I might have also stretched out the bottom slightly, so I shall stabilise the hem of version 2.
The construction, though, is where the design really shines through. There are two front pieces and they are sewn together down the middle and then folded back to produce that lovely shaped neckline. The double layer prevents the front being see through, and of course it’s lovely and warm.
The only issue is that extreme pattern matching is required should your fabric need it! Mine did require it and worse, the lines on my fabric were all wobbly making matching tricky. I think I did a pretty fair job, and when I made the Jenna Cardi from the leftovers, I managed to match the pattern on the cardi to that on the Presto, which isn’t that obvious here, but trust me, it’s perfect and I’m really pleased with myself, for once.
Details: Presto Popover top by Savage Coco Patterns, and Jenna Cardi, both made from a tribal printed knit remnant from Potter Textiles. I have accidentally finished up making a twinset!