Hanna top

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I pattern tested for Wardrobe by me Patterns for you just before christmas and made this top, The pattern is now released and is the hanna dress but I made it shorter as a top. I made it in organic cotton jersey with 6% elastane that I got from my sister in law for my birthday. This top has a few fit issues that she should have resolved in the final pattern, the main one being that this turned out more like a maternity top then a normal sweater due to the low back and high bust for the bodice that tilt the skirt forward. It is incredibly comfortable and I love the yoke detail and will definitely use it again for other tops and dresses.

I’m thinking of putting this in storage for a future pregnancy (If we are blessed) but I have been meaning to do so for almost a month now but it is so comfortable that I just keep use it. Do you have any suggestions?

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4 thoughts on “Hanna top

  1. RLT

    Raised waistlines are very popular for everyone recently. But I agree that when the fabric has more body it can be full in a way that seems like a maternity top. A fabric that is more sheer and floaty, or has cling and drape, is more appropriate otherwise.

    I think if you aren’t happy with the shape, you might try narrowing the skirt’s flare.

    Take in the seams so that the top is a little smoother in the front, flares a bit less on the sides, and leave the flare in the back.

    That will keep the top comfortable, but make it a little less ‘maternity’ shaped.

    It’s very cute on you otherwise.

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  2. RLT

    P.S. Or it can have a large amount of gathers, rather than just flare. But that would have made it a bit more formal looking.

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