I was very happy with the fit of my first Springfield top, I usually have to do a large FBA but was not needed on this pattern, and will be making a few more once I can get out and shop for fabric
My Springfield is size 20 G/H made from quilting cotton with hand finished satin trim. I love this pattern, and as we are going into Australian Spring I can see myself making many more of this versatile style
Being blessed with a large bust, I have never made a shirt pattern that did not involve large amounts of adjustments and result in a finished product that I didn’t really like wearing… until I tried the Springfield. This top has been an absolute game changer for me, I made a muslin with no adjustments and was blown away by how well it fit. I have since made almost a dozen versions, some for summer, some for work, and I just love wearing all of them. Thank you for this pattern!
I love this pattern! The instructions and pdf pattern are great. The range of cup sizes provided is so helpful. The armholes are very well drafted and do not gape or expose your bra band. The ease gives it a lovely swing feel and there is a good amount of room to move. Making it with French seams and French method bias binding produces a very professional finish on the garment. So satisfying! Even in trickier fabrics this top is straightforward to construct. The completed tank top is very cool and comfortable to wear. My search for a well designed unlined tank top is over! I have already made three ...
I have made this top 3 tops now. I have made them all in the "non-fitted" style, though I do want to try that one next. It is such an easy top to whizz up. I wanted to check the size fit so when I make other patterns I have a fair idea of what size I am in the pattern range for tops. I made the 20 g/h to start and that is too big but I haven't wasted the fabric as its still wearable. The 18 g/h fits me better. Its good practice for binding the sleeves and arms too. The length is really great. Having a bit of a tummy its nice to have something that covers me up in that area. I also love that I can play with putting different fabrics together with the border bottom and the fitted pieces. This pattern is so easy, and so versatile. Its going to be one I "play" with the most I think... a real blank canvas to add bits too. Just so good to have a pattern that I can just get on and stitch without hours of alterations. Thanks Jenny and all the team. :)