Outcome & Notes (Top 001c)

This shows the original concept drawing and a photo of me wearing the garment.  Scroll down for some notes about how happy I am with this particular pattern, whether I would use it again, etc.

top 001c concept and outcome


  • The top is comfortable and fits well, however....  Despite having 2 darts in the waist, I can pull it over my head without undoing the buttons.  Also the waist shaping is starting to be a bit distorted.
  • Given the point above, , if I made it again I could make it without button plackets and cut the front on the fold. 
  • The difference between the option in the dot point above and Top-001A,  is that in Top A I have left the darts unsewn and added elastic. 
  • For a similar top I would just use the Pattern for Top-001A and add in the darts. (It would be slightly different as that one has a dart in the side seam).
  • When I want casual sleeveless summer tops, I would probably just use Pattern Top-001A and add in the darts (no elastic), and be able to pull them over my head.  

Summary: I wouldn't make this top again, but I will make Top-001A and sew in the side seam and waist darts (and not put in the elastic).  I think this will be a pattern staple in my wardrobe for summer; easy to make (two pieces of fabric with some shaping)  and uses minimum fabric (no button placket).    I will eventually make this with the piece of lightweight, soft fabric that I purchased in an op-shop for $3, shown below:

 batik fabric

Credit for the Stock Photo I used to create the Vector Croquis on this page:

Andersonrise from 123RF Stock Photos

Copyright of original (photo) image: andersonrise / 123RF Stock Photo


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