Animal Instinct

Prints of the animal variety continue to reign supreme.  Dorcas, Brand Ambassador for Sew Much Fabric, is the cat’s meow in her new knit top. The pattern is a quick make and with the print, she has a top with a whole lot of style!  Thanks, Dorcas!


I don’t know about you but I was over the year of the sleeve a year ago! To me, nothing is more interesting on a garment than the collar. Burda 6990 has long been a favorite of mine and yet this is the first time I’ve made View E that has the giant funnel collar.

Originally, when I received this great knit from Roz at Sew Much Fabric, the Khaki Green Animal Print Rayon Jersey, I had in mind making a dress. However, after living with it a few days it announced that it wanted to be this top. (Yes, my fabric speaks to me!)

The collar of this top is just a big, long funnel. To give it some drape I lined it with Sew Much Fabric’s Tricot lining:

To prevent thelining from showing I pulled it up about a half inch prior to attaching it to the neckline.

I also lined the body of my shirt and love the feel of the Tricot: The lining in the collar really makes a nice drape:

I made the top tunic length and know I’ll really enjoy wearing it as the weather cools down.


  1. Faye Lewis
    November 9, 2018 / 12:31 am

    Very nice!

  2. Linda
    November 9, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Lovely top! I do like that collar.

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