I made the Montrose before Christmas using the cashmerette size calculator and fba advice. The fit is the best ever, fits the shoulders and the bust accentuates the waist. I’ve already hacked the pattern and made a dress with a gathered skirt. I’ve plenty planned for the warmer weather 🥰
I have made this top twice, once in 100% cotton and in a non-stretch polyester print using the option of scooped neck and yolked back. I have an hour glass shape, a bit overweight and big busted. So nice not to have to make all sorts of modifications that never turn out looking right. The only modification I made was to raise the front neck a bit. I'm older and need a bit more coverage. Expect to make this pattern many more times.
Best sleeved top ever! The fit is exactly right according to my measurements, it hangs nicely in all types of fabric, easy to sew together and loads of possibilities for changing the look. The best feature for me is a well fitting sleeve that has just the right amount of ease into the armscye seam. Love it.
I love this pattern, the fit is amazing, the instructions are well written and it is very hackable. I’ve made a couple already and have more planned.
After trying and loving the Springfield top, I bought the Montrose and found it was just as great. I have made a number of versions already and they have become the new favorite items in my wardrobe. It is an excellent basic pattern that can be made as simply or as fancy as you like.