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
I really love this top....keep pinching myself that it doesn't require any alterations to the pattern, just cut out and sew my size!!!
I've made several Cashmerette patterns and the Springfield tank does not disappoint. I just love being able to sew things that fit and look great. This is a simple pattern to sew up, quick to sew and with excellent instructions. I used the 10-g size and didn't have to change a thing. Ive made this several times in different fabrics. Great base to start a hack from.
The Springfield top is quick and easy to make (well illustrated and described instructions included), looks good in several fabric types, and overall has great potential for variations. I made a wearable muslin in a lightweight cotton that looks great (neither clingy nor tent-like) and I wear it often. I did find that the straps were a little too far apart for my narrow shoulders so for the second one (made with rayon this time) I made a 1/2" shoulder adjustment. I'm now in the process of making a third for which I rotated a 1/4" pinch of fabric from the armscye to the bust dart to minimize some gaping, and which will have the fun tulip-petal cross-back that Jenny demonstrated in a recent blog post.
I have now made two of the Springfield tops, a different version of each. A pattern without the need for an FBA is a winner for me. PDF pattern was straight forward to put together. Sewing instructions were easy to follow and if you run into trouble there was the back up of the sew along on the website, not that I needed it. I am coming back to sewing after a number of years away. This is a great easy and quick pattern to sew with enough technical detail to make it interesting. A great design for an Australian summer. Thanks Jenny.
As a beginner I would highly recommend this pattern. Very adaptable and simple to sew. Guidance from Cashmerette was readily available resulting in a beautiful custom fit garment.