JoJo - so many options in one pattern

Having seen Ann Grose of Designer Stitch Patterns*, pull together her ideas for a pattern, it's usually no surprise when she comes up with something that works in many ways. But, she has totally outdone herself with the JoJo Pattern. Check out the line drawings.

FIVE neckline options, FOUR lengths, FOUR sleeve lengths (plus the option for cuffs), and a bonus option for a pencil skirt add-on, makes for a very versatile pattern.

For my version, I kept it simple. Sewing this pattern up in the middle of summer, with an impending camping holiday, meant I was after something quick and simple, that I could wear as a tee in the warmer weather.

I ended up with a square box length top, wide turtleneck and 3/4 length sleeves. I used a lovely soft and drapey interlock knit, with a graffiti vibe.

This made a super comfy tee that pairs nicely with all manner of 'bottom-half wear' - distressed jeans, comfy shorts, a-line skirts, pencil skirts and anything else you can think of.

The pattern has a really deep dolman sleeve, with the option to customise it to suit your own desired shape. I sewed it up as-is, for a really baggy (and super comfy) fit.

The pattern has all the things you'd expect from a Designer Stitch pattern - comprehensive instructions, tips on sewing with knits, fabric suggestions and plenty of printing options (A4 trim and no-trim, as well as A0).

I have some purple sweater knit put aside for a winter version of this - probably a long-sleeved tunic version. It will pair beautifully with my Harper Pants. (Instagram plans here).

But for now, I get to enjoy my JoJo top as it is. Don't miss out discounted pricing for its release and grab your own copy of JoJo.

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