s This is my first Silhouette pattern and for it I choose Angie's Top. I just love the casual styling of this top. I had read some reviews for Silhouette patterns and found that seamstresses like the simplicity of the pattern instructions.
I have to say I agree!
Silhouette patterns have B, C, and D cup sizing. For this top, cup sizing isn't really necessary. I found that to be true--sort of, read on.
I used a fun and sparkly fabric I purchased from either Hancock or Joann. I have so much in my stash sometimes I don't remember where I purchased what. :) My fabric was rather lightweight and the directions do not call for interfacing, so I used silk organza as interfacing just to give the collar section, cuffs, and ties some body. The buttons I used were antique from a local shop that has some pretty vintage yardage as well. That fabric will be used at another time, for another review.
What is unique about these patterns is that you use finished garment measurements to figure out what size you'd like to make. I started with a three and took the top in on the front sections about 1/2 inch for my final fitting. I just found the top too loose. My measurements, based on a favorite blouse with similar sizing would have been about a three.
These patterns have you break up the sewing into two sessions, although with a blouse as easy and simple to put together as this, you could get it done in one.
I like the simple styling of this top. It is current, simple to sew, and fun. I really like the white as it shows off the lines in the design.
This top is rather low cut, so beware. I will have to wear a cami underneath if I wear it out in public, which I intend to do.
Simple, fast, stylish, what more could you want?
Thanks for reading!