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
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.
This top fits great and come together quickly. Since the top uses so little fabric, I was able to piece together a version from linen scraps (for the summer heat)!
What more needs to be said other than: a pattern available in my size, drafted for my body where I can easily grade between sizes for a straight-from-the-envelope-fit (in this case from the PDF fit).
I bought this pattern because it uses SO LITTLE FABRIC) and with all the pieces I figured I could use it for scrap-busting. Also the internet tells me I can use the sleeve expansions I already bought for the Upton dress? Bonus!
I have often looked at this pattern but dithered! However I was pleased with the easy to follow instructions and it was good to have different options to follow. Next version awaits!
I made a wearable muslin using my closest bust measurements and per website info chose cup size G/H. I had to make some adjustments for gaping neckline, large armhole, lowering and shortening bust dart. I ended up with a lovely top That I’ve worn several times. I am in the process of doing another muslin using my upper bust measurement and grading out at the bust line. To see if I would need to make fewer pattern adjustments. Once I’ve perfected this I have in mind to make several including the hacks shown.