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
Was very happy with the way this pattern made up. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I love the variation of the princess-seamed back - it adds a lovely detail. Check out the Cashmerette blog for instructions on how to make a french-seamed version. I made one out of double gauze and the french seams finished it off nicely. I made another one and added a chambray collar and yoke because I didn't have quite enough of my lawn. That also turned out very well. Also, highly recommend Jenny's class on how to hack this pattern (One Top 10 Ways.) It has so many possible variations I may never get tired of making it!
I really enjoyed making this top. It was easy to put together. I have to grade from small, narrow shoulders to a large stomach, but that worked well. I had to do some alterations, but I do those on all my patterns. I made the view A top with linen and a linen blend (for the yoke and band). It turned out well and I enjoyed the fit. Because my fabric frayed too easily I didn’t do the French seams, but most of it can be serged as well. Great summer top! I will be definitely be making more.
This is a great basic pattern and it's especially suitable for beginners. I also highly recommend Jenny's course Pattern Hacking For Curves/ 1 Top Ten Ways to go along with this pattern.
The Springfield top has become a wardrobe staple for me. The instructions are great. I also got the video for pattern hacks and am working on making all of them. Such a versatile piece. I can't wait to make more. Thanks!
The only thing I don't especially like about this top is just how loose it is around my middle considering it fits extremely well through the shoulders, chest and hips, but some darts plus an invisible side zipper fixed that up. Otherwise it's an outstanding pattern, well-drafted and a very achievable sew for almost every skill level.