Two posts ago, I blogged about Tessuti Kate, made up in a textured cotton as a pj top. This was the wearable muslin for a shell top I had in mind, specifically to wear under my Tessuti Silva shirt-jacket.
So here it is..
This is View B of the pattern, which has a higher round neck and a faced back opening.
After making the pyjama top version, I made a few further fit changes:
- · I added another 5cm in length, for an additional 10cm length addition overall from the original draft. I am 5’9” with a rather short waist, and I prefer my tops this length overall.
- · I added another 1cm FBA, for a 2.5cm FBA overall (that is, each side).
- · I lengthened the bust dart an inch.
The fabric is a cotton crepe voile that popped up on the Tessuti website in time for the recent on-line sale. It was lovely fabric to work with, and had the amount of drape this top needs. I’ve come to realise I can do slightly boxy shapes if the fabric has drape, so it doesn’t sit out too much from the body.
One thing that didn’t really occur to me before making this is bra-friendliness. This view has some potential from bra-strap show, so a slight redraw of the shoulder line to add a bit of width is warranted in the next iteration.
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I also have in mind another version of Kate with sleeves. I’ve never added sleeves to sleeveless patterns before, so I’m off to investigate. I know Sandra Betzina addresses this in Fast Fit – anyone know of any other resources out there to help me on my way?