This was my first Cashmerette pattern, and I was super impressed. I've made several, and find myself wearing one multiple days a week. The darts make it super flattering, and I think the version with back gathers is really fun. Planning to make a summery tiered dress using this, and I think it'll be perfect.
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.