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!
You'll receive a printed copy of the pattern, containing all sizes. (For the PDF pattern version, click here)
SEWING LEVEL: Beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H).
RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Light to mid-weight 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.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS & MEASUREMENTS: Click on the photos of the charts on the left to view.
- 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
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.
This top fit right off the pattern - what a treat! It was a satisfying and simple sew for a beginner, and I proudly wear my top to the office quite often. I have a whole wardrobe planned.
I love my Springfield pattern! I've made half a dozen of these and the ease of not needing to make a FBA motivates me to sew from Cashemrette. The top works well under business clothes and on it's own for a night out. You'll have to bury me in the Springfield and pry the pattern from my cold dead hands.