SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Patterns and Notions > Looking for knit top patterns with princess seams ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Looking for knit top patterns with princess seams
Found a couple, looking for others
westmoon
star
westmoon  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Member since 9/7/11
Posts: 635
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 11/21/12 12:43 PM

I'm a big convert to princess seams after how relatively easily I was able to fit a princess seam to my (very large, H-cup) bust. It occurred to me suddenly to wonder whether there are any good knit top patterns that also feature princess seams. So far I've only turned up two-- Vogue 8323, Christine Jonson 426.

Any other suggestions/comments/ideas? I notice they're both shoulder princess -- I assume armhole princess is out because of the tight curve?
-- Edited on 11/22/12 3:38 AM --

------
http://sewingnovice.blogspot.co.uk/
One woman. One sewing machine. One giant stack of fabric. What could possibly go wrong?

misschris
misschris
AUSTRALIA
Member since 2/3/06
Posts: 1544
Send Message

      



In reply to westmoon <<


Date: 11/21/12 1:10 PM

V8699 was my go to top over winter. I'm the same cup size, and did need an FBA, but very easy to fit and sew, very comfortable top.

Edited to add - I've also had great success with 8323. It's a closer fit but also easy to FBA. I have much more success with shoulder princess seams than armhole.
-- Edited on 11/21/12 1:32 PM --

------
chris

Melbourne

michellep74
starstarstar
michellep74  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WA
Member since 7/19/07
Posts: 2924
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 11/21/12 1:32 PM

Vogue 8831 has armhole princess seams and cup sizes.

------
--Michelle

***
Blog: http://happilycaffeinated.blogspot.com/

2014 Fabric IN: 153.13 yards
2014 Fabric OUT: 88 yards
2014 Fabric Sewn: 38 yards
2014 Fabric Donated: 50 yards
pre-2014 Stash patterns used in 2014: 7

westmoon
star
westmoon  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Member since 9/7/11
Posts: 635
Send Message

      



In reply to misschris <<


Date: 11/21/12 1:42 PM

That's good to know, thank you! In wovens, I've had more luck with armhole than shoulder, so far, but more success with any kind of princess seam than I've had with darts of any description.

------
http://sewingnovice.blogspot.co.uk/
One woman. One sewing machine. One giant stack of fabric. What could possibly go wrong?

westmoon
star
westmoon  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Member since 9/7/11
Posts: 635
Send Message

      



In reply to michellep74 <<


Date: 11/21/12 1:43 PM

That's a great one, thank you! I am no fan of cowl necks, but I am pretty sure I could take the cowl off, from the look of it.

------
http://sewingnovice.blogspot.co.uk/
One woman. One sewing machine. One giant stack of fabric. What could possibly go wrong?

hazelnut
star
hazelnut  Friend of PR
Beginner
USA
Member since 1/7/09
Posts: 2310
Send Message

      



In reply to westmoon <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 11/21/12 4:48 PM

I don't have a knit princess seam pattern for you, but I do have a suggestion, one that I finally tried, and eventually succeeded with. It was my first pattern, KS2900, which is a dartless tee. Having a large bust and cup size myself, I had to learn how to make an FBA and then added a large bust dart to this pattern. After many, many bust-darted muslins I finally got the courage (with help from the very knowledgeable people here) to rotate that large bust dart into two. I rotated half to the shoulder and half to the bottom hem and it, somehow miraculously, turned into a shoulder princess seam! I'll bet this can be done on most simple knit tops if your bust dart is large enough to break into 2 darts. I have only made that one cotton knit muslin with the dart rotations, but I liked the way it turned out and plan to try the split and rotate method again. Just a thought if you already have some knit tops that you like and have worked out the bust fitting and FBA.

If you are interested, I can try and find that topic for you.

ETA Here's the link. It's 4 pages long since I'm pretty dense and needed a lot (almost embarrassing amount) of explanation to finally get it. lol
Self-made princess seam after rotating dars
-- Edited on 11/21/12 5:03 PM --

gramma b
star
gramma b
USA
Member since 7/25/08
Posts: 3004
Send Message

      



Date: 11/21/12 5:16 PM

A Nancy Notions design is M5890.
Haven't made the top yet, but the jacket several times.

SheBear0320
star
SheBear0320  Friend of PR
Advanced
MB
Member since 4/8/08
Posts: 3841
Send Message

      



Date: 11/21/12 5:43 PM

McCall's 5890 -- great top and dress -- I've made both (sorry haven't reviewed them yet). I like the little caps.

And yes princess seams are much easier to fit for those of larger busts -- myself I prefer shoulder princess as I also have a very narrow above bust area -- I find the shoulder princess is easier for making the specific adjustments I need.

------
Sheila
"sewing very slowly to fill an empty closet"

2014 Stash Busting Sew-Along:
49.75 yards sewn (as of 07/17/14)
79.875 yards purchased (as of 07/17/14)

halleyscomet
starstarstar
halleyscomet  Friend of PR
Intermediate
PA USA
Member since 3/27/07
Posts: 1566
Send Message

      



In reply to westmoon <<


Date: 11/21/12 5:51 PM

I second Vogue 8699. I have sewn it and it fits great!

hazelnut
star
hazelnut  Friend of PR
Beginner
USA
Member since 1/7/09
Posts: 2310
Send Message

      



In reply to SheBear0320 <<


Date: 11/21/12 9:53 PM

Ooh, I have this McC pattern! I didn't know it had shoulder princess seams - I'll have to pull it out and have a good look.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> Looking for knit top patterns with princess seams

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Register

Bust Adjustments
Bust Adjustments

Register

BurdaStyle Magazine 03-2011-132B

photo
by: tiadia

Review
Sew Liberated Flora Tunic and Twirly Skirt

Sew Liberated Flora Tunic and Twirly Skirt

Buy Now
Favorite Things Little Nightie Night Pattern

Favorite Things Little Nightie Night Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.