I have subscribed to Seamwork magazine since it first started. For those of you who haven’t come across it, it is a digital magazine that gives you pattern credits every month to redeem against the patterns they publish as part of the magazine or Collette Patterns. As a result I have loads of credits and loads of their patterns – but bizarrely I had never made one of them.
Earlier this year I also signed up for their #DesignYourWardrobe 2 week course which was free to subscribers. Whilst I didn’t complete it in the allotted two weeks it really was a great base for planning my summer wardrobe. Maybe inspired by this, one of the makes that made it onto my list was the Seamwork Addison top .
I liked the look of the clean , simple lines with the added interest of the sharp collar.
My fabric choice was another Stitch Fabrics purchase from The Knitting & Stitching show. A lightweight white cotton with a sort of embossed white pattern on it -another versatile top colour!
This pattern came together really easily. The instructions were clear and introduced me to a new method of facing the neck and sleeves in one step. It involved rolling up the garment, flipping facing and then pulling the garment back through- the instructions were really good and it has created a very neat armhole finish.
The only change I made to the pattern was that when I had almost finished it I decided that the top was far too voluminous for me – it sort of swings out from the sides under the bust. This is partly personal preference and down to the fact that being quite petite I felt that it was swamping me. So an easy adjustment- I just redrew the side seam lines from under the bust dart and restitched- as you can see from the
Love the final top . The armhole line is really good, and the crisp collar is great.