Although it’s more than a month Autumn in the Northern hemisphere we still had days with sunshine and high temperatures but also dark days with clouds and rain. My just made two all weather wear Gable Tops are reflecting exactly both weather conditions.
I used an olive green sweater fabric for the short sleeved version and a dark grey T-shirt fabric for a long sleeved version. I also wanted to use my overlocker as much as possible for both makes.

JLH Gable Top two all weather versions

The JLH Gable Top pattern

I’ve used the JLH Gable Top pattern already twice: once as the pattern is and the second time for a refashion. The fit is perfect for me, easy to make so within a few hours one can have a new T-shirt. I wanted to challenge myself again and try to go for a bit of playing around with the pattern.

JLH Gable Top two all weather versions

JLH Gable Top long sleeved version

This one is made again as the pattern is. The dark grey fabric was a piece of leftover fabric. Sadly it wasn’t width enough to make the front and back body in one piece. RTW T-shirt often have for some reason a center back seam and this gave the idea to give this T-shirt a center front and center back seam.

JLH Gable Top two all weather versions

Since I was going to use only the overlocker I gave them both a flatlock seam. The flatlock seam finish also runs in the middle of the sleeves, the facings of the neckline and the hems. It gives this dark grey Top an interesting feature and a kind of sportive look (for those who interested: the flatlock seam is done with grey and black yarn).

JLH Gable Top two all weather versions

This Top looks great on my black jeans but also on this cloudy jeans combined with my Chanel style jacket.

JLH Gable Top two all weather versions

JLH Gable Top short sleeved version

The second JLH Gable Top has a V-neckline. I don’t wear V-necklines often. Perfect moment to make one and see if the Gable Top could be turned into one. It wasn’t that hard to do. I drafted the shoulder a little longer towards the neckline and then drafted the V-neckline.

JLH Gable Top two all weather versions

For some more interested this version also has a V-neckline at the back. To connect both versions this second Top also has a center front seam as well a back center seam done with a flatlock seam. I used the wrong side of the fabric for right half of the Top and sleeve.

JLH Gable Top two all weather versions

JLH Gable Top two all weather versions

Looking at both Tops I’m very pleased with the result of the two versions. The one with the long sleeve is perfect to wear in my jeans and the short sleeved is a perfect cropped version.

JLH Gable Top two all weather versions

Now this Gable Top pattern really is a great pattern. Besides the very good fit for me it’s going to be a pattern that I seems to be using. Using different fabrics is a first step to create another look. Secondly I still can see a few more options to alter this pattern to create some more other looking versions.

Time and Costs

Time for the Grey Top: cutting 30 minutes; basting, sewing and finishing 5 hours
Time for the Olive Green Top: cutting 45 minutes; basting, sewing and finishing 5.5 hours
Costs for the Grey Top and the Olive Green Top: this time only € 2,50 yarn to sew both Tops because both fabrics were leftovers donated to me for free

6 Comments on JLH Gable Top two all weather versions

  1. Thank you so much. I had so much fun with flatlock seaming. And for the olive top: the V-neck on front and back really is a great hack variation.

  2. Thank you Sue. The flat locking was something I had planned a while ago and it worked very well on both Tops. The grey Top is very useful now. The green version has to wait until Spring returns in the Northern hemisphere again (or perhaps can come with us when we plan a little holiday in the sun)

  3. Thank you so much. The flat locking was interesting to do and it gives the Tops a great looking finish and feature. The long-sleeved version will be used a lot now. Weather has definitely changed now.

  4. Love both versions Sonja – but particularly like the flatlocking and neckline on the long sleeve version. Very versatile tops

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