Sewing level – Easy
Of all the tops that I’ve made since I got my sewing mojo back in November of 2016 this has to be my favourite. I actually made it three times because I felt it was so flattering.
My first top was made of a crinkly type of crepe in a dog tooth black and white pattern. The dog tooth material was purchased from my local indoor fabric market who have a fantastic array of fabrics. I only bought a metre and so didn’t quite have enough to complete it all in the same fabric. I needed to use a different fabric for the sleeves and I was fortunate enough to find within my fabric stash a 30 year old piece of white crepe which just happened to match beautifully.
What are your measurements height and body type?
My 2017 measurements are…
height 5′ 1″
What adjustments did you make and how long does it take?
I didn’t make any adjustments except for the fact that I wanted to make it longer so that it covered my hips so I extended the enth by about 6 inches (30 cms). When I actually completed it my husband felt it needed to be shortened. So in reality I probably only needed to lengthen it by a couple of inches (50mm).
I did however make some changes to the top in that I didn’t add the pockets and I kept the body part of the top all in the dog tooth pattern and only added the sleeves in the white crepe.
What is the construction process like? Did the instructions makes sense to you.
I didn’t have any problems with instructions I thought they were well explained and I worked through them pretty smoothly.
How do you like the fit? Do you think the design works well for your particular body shape.
I love the fit of this top. I have slightly Square shoulders and I felt that the shape of the Raglan sleeve worked well with my shoulder line. I added a top stitching in a fuschia pink which flattered the outline even more.
Will you make this pattern again, if so what fit and design changes will you make?
I love the pattern so much that I’ve already made 3 garments from it I didn’t feel the need to make any design changes. I did miss out the pockets in two versions because I didn’t have enough fabric and I didn’t want to spoil the line of the style. With the third garment I used a moss green skull, hearts and peace fabric. It was the only one I made in cotton and I wasn’t as impressed with it. However, I don’t think it had anything to do with the pattern and I think it was more to do with the fabric pattern and the colour. The colour was not my usual wardrobe colour and so I did feel a bit uncomfortable wearing it. However feedback from other people seeing me wearing it was very positive.
Pattern rating (1 is the lowest 5 is the highest
I have to give the score of 5 because I thought it was a really fantastic top I’m sure I’ll be making more of them as I think it worked out as being an extremely flattering Style.