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
It took three tries to get the Springfield made in a way I really liked and I’m still working on the finer points of fit. The instructions and tutorials available from Cashmerette are very helpful. I also got great advice from people in the Facebook group for getting better fit. The shoulders are made more like a tank top than a shell in my opinion and I make it with wider straps for better bra coverage.
I enjoyed this pattern which accommodates the big boobs. I finally am getting a good fit in the armholes and bust in a tank. I am modifying the neck/ shoulder opening slightly inward, but that's an adjustment I generally need to make for my body.
I love this pattern. The fitted back is a joy. I made it in silk and used French seams etc. It has been admired and I shall make more. I had to grade between sizes to fit my “interesting “ figure but I am delighted with the outcome.
I like the pattern but found the arm holes cut in a bit at the front curve. I think this was because I may have chosen the wrong size and I'm sure if I size up it will be fine. I like that the back is shaped creates a good fit