**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 :/
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.
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.
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.
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.