A new pattern! The Gable top by Jennifer Lauren Handmade released today!
‘With a classic 50s-inspired true slash neckline, a long-line body for extra comfort and three different sleeve options’
I pattern tested, first time I’ve tested a pattern, it was fun.
I must say once I’d cut out my size 14 I thought o oh this isn’t going to go round me, but I love the fit, more snug than I usually make but I really like it. I didn’t make any changes to the pattern. I usually do an FBA, but as Jen drafts for a D cub and with the stretch, I thought it might be ok, and it was.
I didn’t use, as suggested, a medium to heavy knit. Mine is a very light wool/viscose. I think it worked well. I like the slash neckline, that I secured with twin needles. I made it dip as much as I could without distorting the seams.
Things I like:
Love the fit and the overall look.
Indication on the pattern about the stretch.
The pdf was easy to put together without much waste.
Jen suggests a small ribbon to mark the back. I think I’ll do this with more of my me-mades.
Only 3 pieces, no darts.
A good length.
I found it a quick easy make, I love wearing it. I may not have picked it up had I not been pattern testing just because I already have a couple of tried and true knit top patterns, however I would have missed out on a winner that way.
Have a look at Jen’s new pattern here! What do you think? I really like Jen’s red and white short sleeve version.