Petite Stitchery & Co Cassidy Sweater Hack

My last blog post shared my tester version of the Petite Stitchery Cassidy Sweater.  The sweater has a beautiful cross back, but it can also be worn in reverse with the cross in the front.  I had a hard time deciding which way I liked best.  Solution to the problem?  How about hacking it to use the crossover pieces on the front and the back?

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Sly Fox Fabrics has this gorgeous floral crushed velvet on the website that made the base for my new Date Night top.

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I have been really hesitant to jump on the velvet train.  I am definitely not the most trendy person, but I am so glad I went with this floral velvet.

I did not make any modifications to the pattern pieces.  I simply cut 2 sets of the back pattern pieces, and I assembled each set of crossover pieces separately before attaching at the shoulders.

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I paired the top with skinny jeans and ankle boots, but to dress it up more you could pair it with slim leg dress pants and heels.  But who am I kidding?  My date nights are a bit more laid back than that.

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I usually prefer tops and dresses that hit at the natural waist, but I love the narrow portion of this top hitting in more of an empire location.

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So if you don’t want to decide on wearing the crossover on the Cassidy on the back or the front, do both!!

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Until next time…sewing and sipping,

Stacey

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