Colored Blocked Sweater


Is it fall weather were you are? Here in southeast PA, one day it’s summer the next day is fall. I really hate to see summer go but I’m ready to rock some of my fall makes.

One of those being the Poppy Top from Ellie and Mac.

I have been wanting to sew this up for a while now. And when I saw a sweater bundle from Sincerely Riley I knew the black and leopard had to be a Poppy. The black is a sweater knit and the leopard a rib knit.

The back button down detail of this top is my favorite, even though I hate sewing buttonholes. I also love these buttons that I picked up from Joanns.

Now, I knew I was going to have issues with the length because of my short undefined waist.

So I did make a few adjustments.

  • Took 1 inch from the bodice (probably could have taken more out)
  • Used 4 buttons instead of 5 (shorten the length of the bodice)
  • Added 1 inch to sleeves

I made an XL, the top was loose fitting on me however on the testers it was more fitted. I’m not sure if I needed to adjust the size some more or if it was the fabric I used. Either way it makes a comfortable sweater with a cute back button detail.

I hope I get around to making this one again.

Happy Creating!

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