I LOVE this!
But before I start, I fell for this top after seeing the exact same fabric/pattern combo in Kellie’s version, of maycontainnutsbykellie on instagram. So thank you Kellie and sorry for the complete plagiarism.
I’d had the Fielder top and Dress Pattern for a while but was waiting to come across some appropriate linen ( as per the majority of the Fielder Top makes) to make up the longer sleeve version.
This, of course, is not a linen!
It’s made up in a John Kaldor Barbi Stretch Crepe in ‘sky’. It feels like a ponte type fabric.
Knowing that the pattern runs quite generous, I sized down to a UK size 10. It fits perfectly.
Kelli had made her version using the crew neck add on pattern but I stuck with the original neck line.
The length is unchanged but I shortened the arms.
After applying the bottom ribbing, I took it off and took it in by 2 cm to give this look. It just stopped it looking too boxy in this fabric. I also narrowed the hem band so it was the same width as the neck band.
Even though I shortened the sleeves, I used the pattern wrist band ribbing size for the upper arm ribbing but I cut the depth in 2.
It was incredibly quick to sew.
The bust darts fell in exactly the right place.
I love the shoulder darts that give extra shaping, falling down the top of the arms.
I used my cover stitch machine to top stitch around the neckline and hemline.
I can see plenty more of these. Especially longer sleeved ones in the autumn.
I think this one can be worn both casually and in the office.
I love the white ribbing.
I’m off to sift through the stash to find some appropriate fabric for another!
It would be lovely in a solid bubble crepe.
Love, Lucie xx