I love this top, it has a 60’s feel to it! When I saw Tilly’s pattern I wasn’t sure it was for me, the dress was rather too like those I wore in my teens. I don’t think you should revisit your past, it can be a mistake. I never liked the blue eyeshadow and frosted pink lipstick look so there’s none of that here. I did have a minidress way back then in purple with yellow pockets (remember Good Vibrations anyone?).
The top version appealed to me much more, so I cut the body from some thick dogtooth jersey, and the collar, cuffs, and pockets from heavy textured black jersey. I thought the boat neck was a little wide for me so I brought it in by 1/2″ each side. I also added cuffs to the long sleeve version.
I cut a size 3 and. according to the measurements, graded to a 5 at the hip. However this made the sides slits stick out rather than lying smoothly. I took them in and probably ended up back at size 3.
I think I’ll make some more of these, it would be cosy out of sweatshirt fabric;ponte would also be a good choice. It’s great to have variety in my cool weather coverups.