Format: Printed paper
Size: UK 8 - 22
Difficulty: Improving Beginner
Julia is a wonderfully simple yet adaptable top. With its comfortable box shape, the pattern comes with two variations to the neckline. Version 1 has a plain scooped neckband that provides clean lines. Version 2 has a deep cowl that gives a more relaxed finish. Both versions have cleverly integrated pockets which add detail to this top that can be worn for exercise or leisure.
Julia is from “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” a popular lass who at first seems rather fickle in receiving the attentions from the gentlemen Verona. But this just shows us that love makes us do the strangest things. However, Julia shows her true steadfast nature by following the man she loves, Proteus, to Milan. This is the first play where Shakespeare shows us a cross-dressing heroine and Julia sensibly dresses as a man to find out the truth about Proteus. But is he really worthy of such steadfast devotion?
Suitable Fabrics: Knit Fabrics - Light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics, ponte roma, loopbacked jersey, sweatshirting, Terry.
Notions: Main fabric, narrow staytape or stabilising interface tape, matching thread
Tools: Dressmaking shears; pins; chalk or fabric marker; pattern weights; jersey needles