Seamwork Addison summer cotton top

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.



2 thoughts on “Seamwork Addison summer cotton top”

  1. Love your Addison! Beautiful top you will no doubt wear a lot this summer. I was astonished to read you hadn’t redeemed ANY of your credits! I had stopped my subscription because my credits were adding up faster than I could redeem them (or wanted to because the styles just weren’t what I wear) – I think you can redeem some of your credits on other things as well? I love their wardrobe planner and also downloaded and printed off their course.


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