The Friday Pattern Company Sagebrush top is a puffed sleeve top with a keyhole/tie back and a ruffle on the front yoke. I’ve seen so many cute versions and I can’t resist a puffed sleeve or a ruffle. I decided to create a wearable muslin to see if I needed to make any fit changes.
I used two different fabrics in my stash in two different colours of gingham. I think the fit is so very close. The shoulders are a great fit and that part I was worried about. I am okay with the back. There is some creasing on either side near the shoulders, but I don’t want to lose volume there and have it tough for me to put on and take off. I find the front doesn’t have the ease I want in it. It’s not tight, but not as loose as I want it there. Since the front is gathered, I will just add in a two inches or so to the centre front in the next version.
The pink gingham is a bit lighter weight and slightly see-through in comparison to the navy gingham. The navy is also printed on versus woven in like the pink. I got both in the before times from a thrift store and have been using the pink mainly for bias tape but figured it would work for the yoke here. I also used the navy from an old dress that I wasn’t thrilled with anymore so the front and back have seams from that dress.
I’m so pleased with this top!
I think it will become a TNT pattern since I love it so much. It’s so much fun to wear. I see lots of possibilities, too, for using the smaller cuts in my stash of scraps, like the pink piece. It took close to a half yard (55″ wide fabric) for the yoke and sleeves and ruffle. Bias tape was already made but that would take a bit more than half a yard likely.
I made a size 3XL with no changes at all. My measurements are: 52″ bust, 48″ waist, 51″-56″ hip (depends on my swelling due to joint issues or hormonal changes).
I think the extra room in that lower front piece will help with my size fluctuations as well.
The instructions were great. This is my third pattern from FPC and I find their instructions are always good.
I’m basically living up my cottagecore self in this. I can see many more versions in the future.
- Pattern: Friday Pattern Company Sagebrush top
- Pros: Good size range up to 63 inch hip. Cute features and that puffed sleeve! 😀 Love the ruffle, but it is easily left out for a less frilly version, which I may try out later.
- Cons: No cons. I love the pattern.
- Make again?: I will be making way too many of these
- Rating: 5/5 stars