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.
The biggest issue I had was sticking the pages together before I made the top. The instructions were good. They were clear and there was plenty of diagrams. I made the top with no modifications and it fits fine. I will make more, since I went to all the trouble of printing and sticking together.
I love this pattern. I'm a beginner sewist and turned to this pattern after trying out a few straight-sized top patterns that just didn't work for my body (especially my I cup and otherwise size 10/12 top half), even with my novice attempts at an FBA. The Montrose pattern changed things. It validated one of my primary reasons for teaching myself to sew in the first place (to make clothes that actually fit my body), and I love that the pattern produces shirts that both fit well and show off gorgeous fabrics. I've made a bunch now (with various sleeve details, including petal sleeves which look great), and when I can't get bust sizing on other patterns to work for me, I just plunk the Montrose bust piece in and adapt the other pattern from there. I highly recommend this pattern (especially for beginner sewists), and I can't wait to make more. Thanks for making clear, thoughtful patterns that work for so many different bodies!
Another fabulous pattern that fit as it should.