I have seen Peggy (Owner of Silhouette Patterns) wear this top a few times on different webcasts. I made it several years ago, but I never really liked it because it was too tight. I had made a size 1 in the shoulders, 2 at the bust, and 3 at the hip. The knit I used the first time didn't have much stretch either, so although it looked fine, it was not comfortable.
This is Silhouette Patterns' Dana's Top
If you have never made a Silhouettes pattern, I would highly recommend it for several reasons
- All Silhouette patterns come in B, C, and D cup sizing
- The patterns go together easily and quickly
- The instructions are always well-written and easy to follow.
- Peggy is super helpful if you ever have any questions about her patterns.
This time I made a straight size 3 - as Peggy is always recommending. I'm pleased with the fit. The only change I will make next time is to lower the angle/slope of the shoulders. I might also do a sway back adjustment. I actually traced the pattern to be 2" longer, but I did not have enough fabric, so this one is 1" longer than drafted.
Also, I somehow lost the directions out of this pattern, but it was not difficult to put together. I already have pulled out some other fabric to make another one, but I want to make it long sleeved.