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.
- 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:
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