I know it takes time to fit a pattern and that alone is frustrating, but I guess I'm looking for help! The first time I made the Sunshine top according to the dimensions on the pattern and it was too big. Tried again last week with a smaller size and the body of the top is good but the top part (shoulders/armholes) are way too small. Do I just cut the top bigger and keep the smaller size on the bottom -- do you think the 3rd time will be the 'charm'? Any feedback will be helpful...thank you so much!
GoSewGirl New York USA Member since 4/14/04 Posts: 517 Skill: Advanced Body Type:
I definitely think you can use the larger size on top and go down to a smaller size on the bottom with this top.
I did the reverse on this top for myself - tracing smaller size at neckline and shoulders and increasing 1 size from the bust point on down. I may have even come back in to the smaller size for the bottom. (Basically doing a cheater FBA.)
So just trace your correct size for your neckline/shoulders and down to the armholes. Then grade into the smaller size from there on down to the hem.
I really like this top and think I need to make another version for this spring.
California USA Member since 1/12/04 Posts: 6201 Skill: Intermediate
Date: 4/15/13 8:44 PM
I have finished three Sunshine tops out of stash fabric. I lowered the armhole by about 1 1/4 inches and raised the sleeve cap that much too. It made the sleeve cap into a little puff sleeve, but that's okay. They are nice tops and hubby likes them. I wanted some new clothes, but didn't want to shop or spend money on them because we still have house projects to do. I'll post pictures when I get around to it. -- Edited on 4/15/13 8:45 PM --
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