I know, another Designer Stitch pattern, but with the little sewing time, I have, making patterns that I know the fit of is the best choice to have a little sewing pleasure. This is the latest DS pattern, the Synthia Top, semi-fitted, made for wovens, with cup sizes ( I love that! ) and it comes with two options, as a plain sleeveless top or with the ruffled collar and armhole frill.
I made a size 3 cup C and made two adjustments, I raised the dart point by 1.5cm and made a swayback adjustment ( 2cm). I love the fit over the bust and this might be my "to go pattern" in de future for a woven top.
I did not have the time to find fabric with two good sides but this poly crepe is ok. I love the drape of the fabric and weight only, as you can see in the pictures, it does have a clear wrong ( back ) side, it could have been worse though :)). So I think that an important point, when making the version with the ruffle, is to choose the fabric well, knowing that the wrong side will show.
The most consuming part is hemming the ruffle, but other than that it is a pretty fast make. Also, I did not add a zipper on the back. I can easily slip it over my head.
Putting the ruffle together is like magic... the instructions will tell you how don`t overthink it, I did it, but actually, it is so so easy and actually very clear in the instructions. Also, because I was lazy and didn`t want to use the serger ( although I think it would have bee faster:) ) I used french seams on all my seams. It does look very pretty on the inside.
I am wearing my Synthia top with the Liana jeans from Itch to Stitch. I love that pattern, I made it two times and I wear both pairs a lot, I need more of them in my wardrobe!
So, another successful project. I am definitely going to make more of this and I am sure I am going to enjoy wearing it when the weather warms up.
The Synthia top is on sale for a limited time.
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