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Cozying up to fall in my EYMM Piko top (and a giveaway!)

**Giveaway is closed.  Congrats to our winner Tammy!**

I’m back today for the Cozy Up to Fall tour with EYMM (affiliate link)!  It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around my house with lots of sickness, and even a hospital stay thrown into the mix :/

Creative Counselor: EYMM Piko top

All of that means that when I woke up on yesterday morning, I hadn’t sewn a single stitch of this top, but I photographed it in the afternoon!  Yes, it really is that fast.

The Piko top (affiliate link) is one of those loose, flowy oversized tops that are really popular now.  I love tops like this because they are really comfortable and really easy to make and wear.  It goes great with jeans or other skinny pants, but would also pair well with a pencil skirt for the office.

Creative Counselor: EYMM Piko top

The only change I made to this top was the neckline finish.  The instructions have you just turn the neckline under and stitch it down, but I never care for that finish — just personal preference.  Instead, I cut a neckline binding out of cream cotton/lycra, and used that to finish and enclose the neckline seam.

Creative Counselor: EYMM Piko top

I picked up this cream cotton sweater knit from Cali Fabrics during a Black Friday sale a couple of years ago.  It has a nice amount of drape but no spandex, so there’s not much recovery to speak of.  Luckily, the Piko doesn’t require much recovery, so this sweater knit was a great match.

Creative Counselor: EYMM Piko top

This type of sweater is right up my alley, and I love to wrap myself in copious amounts of thick knits once the weather turns cold.  I think I may try the Piko in French terry next…


And I promised a giveaway!

If you also want to wrap yourself in a Piko top (or another pattern from the EYMM shop (affiliate link)), I may be able to help you out with that!  Kymy has given me a $20 store credit to the EYMM shop to give away to one lucky reader!

To enter, simply comment on this post and tell me your favorite cold weather fabric 🙂  (Eligible commenters must enter their email address in the comment form — if you want to win, make it easy for me because I’m not tracking you down!).  The giveaway will be open until 11:59pm CDT on Thursday, October 12, 2017.

32 thoughts on “Cozying up to fall in my EYMM Piko top (and a giveaway!)

  1. Your top is great!

    I’ve been on a french terry kick the last few years but find it harder to dress up. I do love a good wool knit.

  2. Hi Katie,

    When it is really turning cold, I love to wear some very soft French terry and on top of that a fleece jacket.
    I really like your Piko top from EYMM. It suits you perfectly.

    Greetings, Elke (eldevu@hotmail.com)

  3. I love a super soft cable knit or brushed french terry. I also love sweater fabric that looks hand knit. Cozy knits and cool fall weather are my favorite so it’s really tough to pick just one!

  4. I am a sucker for all things sweater knit in the fall! The Piko you made definitely looks like something I would buy off the rack, totally my fall aesthetic!

  5. Cashmere. But seriously, plush cotton stretch velour. (But I’m dreaming of a smooth & pretty seam finish.) The new stretch velvets intrigue me!) Lodi, AKA: mmsrygley at g mail dot com

  6. Cute!! Well, here in AZ, cold weather isn’t quite the same as anywhere else, so a cozy french terry, or a light sweater fabric works well!

  7. The sweater looks great! I often habe a hard time finishing a project within a day. I love French terry or a soft sweater knit.

  8. Gorgeous! In SC our winters are so mild that light sweater knits are as warm as we need. I don’t miss colder winters though (even though I do miss my giant wool sweaters!)

  9. Cashmere! Can I vote cashmere? I have a bunch of sweaters that I’ve picked up from the thrift store, and I’m about to make myself the yummiest of all throw blankets. Since I’ve never actually sewn with cashmere, I think my second vote would be wool coating. I think coats are such satisfying projects.

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