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Out of My Comfort Zone -- CKC Jayla's

I've never worn a cold shoulder top before. I see other women wearing them, and they're cute, but not for me, right? I had some misconception that they were really more for the kids and teenagers, and I haven't had a cold shoulder pattern really capture my attention before. I've made one cold shoulder top for my 13 year old cousin previously, but that's it.

That was it, until I saw the newest cold shoulder top by CKC Patterns. Meet CKC Jayla's. You want to know what got my attention? The hemline. I completely stepped outside of my comfort zone and tested a cold shoulder top because of the hemline!

I loved the hemline for the tunic length! It is long enough to wear with leggings, which I know I will love this fall! The pretty hemline helped me get over myself and make my first cold shouldered top! πŸ˜‰ And I'm glad I got over myself and tried it!

The Options:

You can obviously sew this pretty tunic length like I made, or you can make it top length. The top length has a straight hem all the way around. Then for the cold shoulder, you can add a band (like I did), or you can add a pretty ruffle! 😍 I wanted to add the ruffle, but didn't have quite enough of my pink fabric I chose.

There are a few options for sleeve length (half, 3/4, or long). I believe mine was half length. Shannon has different cut lines for petite, regular, and tall. Mine was done using the regular cut line because I'm about 5'5" tall. This was perfect for me (please note though that this was the first version in test and the length was adjusted a little).

My Fabric:

This top is drafted for knit fabrics. I made mine in a super soft Double Brushed Poly from KnitPop. I love KnitPop. They have great prices on their solids! I was able to get the size small tunic length from 1 yard of fabric! If I had wanted to add the shoulder ruffles or longer sleeves, I would have needed a little more fabric.

You can check them out here

So Go Check Out This Fun Pattern!!

This may be a staple for you this fall! πŸ˜ƒ

And, What have I learned from sewing this??

On occasion, it is good to try something outside of your comfort zone! You might just like it! πŸ˜‰ Not all change is bad!

Go Check out the pattern (CKC JAYLAS) here:


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