Make room in your closet for the Springfield Top! This woven shell is ideal for layering under a cardigan or pairing with dark jeans and your favorite heels. View A features a loose, swingy silhouette and optional hem band, while View B uses back princess seams to beautifully skim your curves. Both variations have scooped necklines, back yokes, and comfortably split side seams. Bring on the weekend!
SEWING LEVEL: Beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Light to midweight woven fabric such as cotton lawn, linen, chambray, rayon, crepe or silk.
Bias facings are suitable for lightweight fabric only (Store-bought bias tape can also be used).
NOTIONS: Universal needle, thread.
Use the dropdown menu above to order either a Printed Pattern, which will be mailed to your address, or a PDF Pattern, which can be downloaded.
The PDF comes in three files (one for each bust size), so you only need to print your size. You'll receive files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs.
Instructions: 11 pages (3.4 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 30 pages in total; 23 pages to print for View A, 20 pages to print for View B (290 KB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages for A0, 2 pages for US - print 1 for view A, print 1 - 2 for view B(250 KB each)
- Pattern Hacking for Curves Workshop
- How to Sew French Seams
- Tulip Back Tank Hack
- Fix a Gaping Neckline
- How to Sew a Side Seam with French Seams and Slits
- How to Change the Height of a Bust Dart
- Grading Between Sizes - Top or Dress with Bust Dart
- Grading Between Sizes - Princess Seams for Back View of Springfield
I have often looked at this pattern but dithered! However I was pleased with the easy to follow instructions and it was good to have different options to follow. Next version awaits!
I made a wearable muslin using my closest bust measurements and per website info chose cup size G/H. I had to make some adjustments for gaping neckline, large armhole, lowering and shortening bust dart. I ended up with a lovely top That I’ve worn several times. I am in the process of doing another muslin using my upper bust measurement and grading out at the bust line. To see if I would need to make fewer pattern adjustments. Once I’ve perfected this I have in mind to make several including the hacks shown.
This was my first cashmerette make. The Springfield was easy to sew and fits like a dream. I liked the different pieces depending on your cup requirements. It makes an essential top that notch or two dressier than a basic tee but just as easy to wear and style. I bought and made more cashmerette patterns after trying this one and have more on my to make lust. Thank you for filling this gap in the market so beautifully!
So happy with pattern. The fit is brilliant. No adjustments needed. It was like a dream had come true - a pattern that I can use straight away and beautiful as well.
I've now made the Springfield 4 times and love it! I'm long waisted so I only have to make a simple adjustment to lower the dart and add some length but the fit is fantastic. The design options are great. My favorite make so far has been using double gauze gray with white dots as the body and the lower band trim in a white textured - perfect for Texas summer heat. My second favorite was chambray with a vertical stripe band but the stripes turned to a horizontal on the yolk. It's a great pattern!