Scalloped collar shirt and #memade bow sweater

In this week’s look, I’m showing you another great way of styling your warm sweaters and giving you a sneak peek at my latest make, the Chestnut top!

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In my latest outfit post, I was talking about the struggle of keeping warm while remaining true to your style and not fall for dullness. Designer sweaters for this season have the most wonderful details but are completely out of the budget, while what is affordable is either bad quality or too basic. I love proper good sweaters to keep me warm, so I mostly buy good quality basic wool pullovers. Like I mentioned last time, a great way to style these basic sweaters is to add a colorful silk scarf.

My other favorite way of styling a sweater to a more ‘put-together’ look is to layer it with a shirt with a detailed collar. I have been loving embroidered collar shirts (such as this one and this one), which I want to DIY soon, and couldn’t resist these shirts I found with a scalloped collar and scallop detail in the sleeves.

I also mentioned I was determined to make myself some designer-inspired sweaters. The first one I made was inspired by this bow sweater from Club Monaco. It was in my plans since the beginning of autumn and then CocoWawaCrafts released the perfect sewing pattern to hack a similar version. I wanted a grey sweater for a long time, and grey can be a bit boring on its own, so the open design of the back with the added bows was a perfect choice. I used a soft merino wool jersey (available here in several colors) and I can’t tell you enough how pleased I am with those bows!

You can never go wrong with mixing white, grey, and black, and I really like this neutral look. The scalloped details and the bows just add all the happiness I need for these gloomy days!

Outfit details

Sweater  – Handmade by The petite Cat (pattern by CocoWawaCrafts, available here); Shirt – Mademoiselle R (available here); Jeans – Mango (available here); Boots – Steve Madden –  (similar here)

Shot by C.E.; Edit & Concept by The petite Cat

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Details about the sewing of my Chestnut top will be up on the blog soon, as well as the much requested DIY tutorial for the bows! So stay tuned :)





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  1. The bows are so cute! You’re so talented! :) It’s a really nice feature to have on a top, and it looks beautiful on you.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend :) It’s a quiet one here as it’s too hot to do anything much, another heatwave at the moment!

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