This top is easy to make and very stylish. Don't pass it up. Everyone can wear this style, and you have so many fabric options, woven or knit.
Vogue describes this as a loose fitting, pullover top. A, B have bias neck band, front sleeve overlapping back sleeve forming shoulder opening, no shoulder seams and narrow hems. It's a Sandra Betzina top.
The sizes listed A through J, which is comparable to sizes 10 - 28. This cute top can be made in knit or woven fabric. If you decide to make it in a woven, select one size larger then normal and install a short zipper at the waist.
My first version does look like the the photos on the pattern envelope, except I turned under the neck band and stitched it down.
The instructions were easy and provided a few helpful tips on how to construction using different fabrics. I have a few likes:
- It's stylish; unique silhouette
- Forgiving and easy to wear
- Sews up with no problems
- Can be easily made using woven or knit fabric
The above photo shows how it looks unzipped.
One great top. No dislikes.
The fabric used is a rayon challis that I purchased at Vogue in Evanston while shopping with Carolyn.
I made a few pattern adjustments. And I'm not sure how to explain the FBA. Initially, I made adjustments to the front sleeve and front. But when it came time to sew the front and back sleeve together, I realized I didn't add length to the circumstance of the back sleeve. So I ended up easing some of the length (front) into the back sleeve, I moved the seam about a inch past the circle, and the rest I trimmed off. It wasn't a hard fit, but I will adjust the back sleeve for the next woven top. The pictures of the adjustments can be found in my Flickr set.
I also made a small prominent shoulder blade adjustment. And I turned the neck band inside the neckline and stitch it down.
Next week I plan to make another top. This top is a excellent complement to contour waist bottoms as the hem of the top lays nicely about the upper hip.
If you don't have this pattern already, I recommend you pick it up at the next JoAnn or Hancock pattern sale. It's worth it. This is a great top. I love, love it. You should try it!