I started school again this week, but I wanted to hold on to the last gasps of summer by finishing one last crop top! I started this quite a while ago, but I couldn’t quite get it the way I wanted until now! It’s for my friend, Uyen, so I hope that she likes it as much as I do.
It’s a bit of a reach this week, but the Canadian connection is the red and white colours! My friend, Renée, actually asked me if I could make a custom crop top for her friend, and I jumped at the opportunity!
Technically it’s spring, and that means it’s (sort of) acceptable for me to start daydreaming about crop tops again! For this one, I wanted to take “sweetheart” neckline in a very literal sense and play around with heart shapes. I was lucky enough to meet Holly, a local maker who also happens to dye yarn, and she was interested in doing a collaboration, so without further ado, here is the final result!
Okay, I know I’ve been on a little bit of a crop top spree, but this is the last one before summer ends. Pinky promise! I’m actually super excited to tell you about this crop top though, because it’s finally an original pattern! I love being able to experiment and try new stitches, and not to toot my own horn, but I really like how this pattern turned out. In fact, I would be honoured if you’d take the time to check it out.
Summer is honestly gorgeous in Edmonton! The sun stays up until 10PM and it’s perfect for adventures like music festivals. My friend Rachel is planning on going to Chasing Summer, and she asked me if I could help her make a crop top to wear! I was so excited to try a new pattern, and I hope she likes it.
I’m not very on top of the fashion game, but something I’ve noticed a lot in the last few summers is the emergence of crochet crop tops / bralettes / bikini tops, especially at music festivals! I’ve always wanted to try making one, but I’ve never found a pattern that I’ve fallen in love with – until I found this beautiful halter top! You do have to sign up for e-mails from Wool and The Gang in order to access the pattern, but I think it’s worth it.