Saturday, March 22, 2014

Silhouette Patterns 150 Dana's Top

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

  1. All Silhouette patterns come in B, C, and D cup sizing
  2. The patterns go together easily and quickly
  3. The instructions are always well-written and easy to follow.
  4. 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.


Amber Sausen said...

Nancy, Cute top! The color blocking is lovely. I'll have to check out silhouette patterns.
Also, I was wondering if you could share more info with me about your fabric shopping experience in Uganda? I'll be traveling there soon and would love to tap into your knowledge.
You can email me at ambersausen [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!