Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Wildflower Top from Pattern Anthology

When I received an e-mail from Melissa of Blank Slate Patterns about a month ago asking for women's testers, I had no clue that I was testing for the new collection of patterns from Pattern Anthology: Just Add Jeans.

As you know - I have really gotten into sewing some thing for me recently.  It has been far too long since I have had clothes that I really felt good in.  We each face our own issues when we look at sewing for ourselves; whether body issues, fear of not knowing the right fabric to buy, or thoughts that you can't pull off clothes for yourself without them looking 'homemade'.

Well let me assure you that the patterns in this collection will NOT let you down!

I was able to sew up the Wildflower Top  - I love the contrasting front bodice.  I love the deep V - which is incredibly flattering if you have wide shoulders and a broad rib cage life I do (just keep your contrasting layer darker than your main fabric).  I also love that Melissa has created this top to be customize-able to your shape and size.  I went with the Large size in the shoulder, sleeve, and bust; and then graded out to the XL for the waist and hip.  All of this is clearly explained in the detailed instructions.

There are a variety of sleeve options including bell, long sleeve, and short sleeve.  While this is designed as a mid hip length Top - it would be easy to lengthen this to be a tunic as well.  This pattern comes in size XS-XL. I have plans for many more of these over the summer... it would make a really cute swim suit cover up too without the contrasting layer!

 Grab your 'Just Add Jeans' collection while they are on sale as a bundle: for $29.95
or - you can buy this pattern individually from Blank Slate Patterns after March 24