Earlier this week, Cashmerette released the Springfield top. I was a tester for the pattern. It came at the exact time I needed it. I was on the look out for a tank top pattern for wovens. My issue with most woven tank top patterns is that they don’t go up to my size. The Springfield top goes up to 58″ bust and 58″ hip. It also has a version with really nice back yoke and princess seams. I really love the way the back adds shape. The front has bust darts and can have a bottom band for some interesting colourblocking. It’s also a great way of using a small amount of expensive fabric for a project. Recommended fabric requirements are under 2 yards for 60″ fabric and a little over 2 yards for 45″ fabric. However, if you use bias tape, you can reduce the amount by quite a bit. I was able to use 1.3 yards for the final top and 1 yard for the tester top (both were 60″ wide fabric) with bias tape instead of self-fabric bias tape.
My tester version is made with a colour palette fabric that was the first to make it into my stash with no project in mind. I got it in a swap and have been hoarding it since. It’s a rayon fabric and is quite lovely.
I really love the top. The tester version was a bit short for my taste, but I also like much longer tops.
We received the final version and I immediately made it up in a green leopard print rayon. It’s even drapier than the above and has an extremely soft texture to it. I’ll be posting a full review of the top over on the CSC in the next little bit. I’ll let you know when, but here is a preview of the final version. You can see the longer length.
The wonderful thing about have a good fit in a woven tank top is being about to hack the pattern as well. I hacked the pattern into a tent dress and made a mock-up in cream linen with yellow birds stamped on it. Check it out:
I love it. I used the tester version on this. I will be using the final version for future version because the darts fit me much better in that version. I’m not too happy with how the back fits so I will be making tweaks for my next version. I need more room back there for my butt. Ha!
I also made a few things from the Concord t-shirt pattern:
Concord tank dress in feathers fabric!
A 3/4 sleeve Concord tshirt in bunny fabric!
I also made a tank top using kitten fabric, but I need to redo the arm bands:
It’s nice to have my sewjo back. I also got a bunch of other things cut out:
Can’t wait to get those done! 😀
24 thoughts on “Cashmerette Springfield Top (and some Concords)”
Busy bee Andie! First, I want to say how much I love your longer hair as I don’t think I’ve mentioned before. I love everything you’ve made and that Springfield dress is totally on point!! How stylish you are!
Thanks so much, Tanya! I can’t wait until my hair gets super long. I love braiding it once it gets to my mid-back. 🙂 I probably have another year left for that, though. But it’s nice how long it has gotten in 1 year. 😀
Wow! I love the two dresses the most. You look so sassy and happy in that tent dress!!
PS: did you just lengthen and slash and spread from the bust down to get the tent dress shape?
Thanks, Meg! I did the super lazy hack and just redrew the side seams from the bust dart down instead of slash and spread. Probably why the back doesn’t fit quite as well as I would like. 😉
Wow girl, you been busy! Some serious amounts of hacking genius too! So much value from a single pattern when you do that. I’ve noticed in your posts you have a real eye for fabrics, patterns, colours and motifs. You’ve picked out some beauties to complement your hacks. All so different, don’t know which is my favourite. I think the top with as sleeves is the one I’d I’d choose as I think that’s the one that’d suit me best.
I hope you’ve been OK, I’m glad your sewjo has returned. I’m sure it’s helping you on many levels. I’ve got a little sewing done, an hours worth in the last 2 or 3 weeks which is a lot for me. Also managed to make my Mister a birthday card so I’m happy with that for an output. Just got to finish his jumper now. Only been on it a year!
Anyway, big stripey hugs from my side of the water, I’m almost asleep so I’ll leave you with my best wishes, happy sewing 😉
Hi, T! 😀 Thanks so much for the sweet comment! 😀 Sometimes I think my fabric choices border on crazy, but I love them and they are very me. 😛 I’m glad you are able to get some sewing done. It really helps me so I count it as self care. 🙂
Happy sewing to you, too! Stripey hugs! ❤
Looking gorgeous! I love all of these makes Andie, especially the Bunny top. The fabric you have got the Upton bodice looks fab too (the circles remind me of Euler Diagrams). I can’t wait to see this made up. Jx
Thanks so much! You are totally right about the Euler Diagrams! Once it is made, I’m definitely calling it my Euler dress. 😀 I’m hoping to finish it this week for a part this weekend.
Still loving the tent dress hack of the Springfield top!! All of these came out really nice!
Thanks so much, Abbey! I wasn’t 100% sold on the tent dress until I saw pictures. I really love it now. 😀
I totally get that. Sometimes we need to see the pics to really see how we look in a garment. And most times, we look even better than we had expected.
Love the bunny top! It’s so cute, and the 3/4 length looks really nice on you. The color swatch fabric is so cool. If it were in my colors, that’s the exact kind of fabric I’d buy the whole bolt of. 😀 The fit on the tank looks good too. It has a pretty shape to the neckline and the armhole is at just the right height which is so impossible to find in tank patterns. You struck pattern gold!
Thanks, Elizabeth! I adore that bunny fabric. I’ve worn that top twice since I made it last week. Pattern gold for sure with both of these patterns. I love how they are both so great for pattern hacks. 😀
I particularly like the bunny top.
Thanks so much! Me, too! I’ve worn it twice since I made it last week. It’s my new fav.
I never thought I would type these words, but…that tent dress is really cute. This is making me miss my sewing machine (which is in storage while we move…we shall be reunited in three days)!
Hhahah! I never thought I would made a tent dress. 😉
I hope your reunion with your machine is lovely! ❤ Sew all the things. 😀
That bunny fabric is super cute- I wonder if it comes in colors too?
Thanks, KK! I got the fabric when I was in Utrecht, Netherlands on my honeymoon. I didn’t see any other colourways at the time, but they may have added others. Sadly, I don’t have any information on the seller. It was bought at a Saturday fabric market there.
Sorry I’m late to the post, but I’m crazy-behind on blogs ATM!
I am IN LOVE with your tent dress. I think you should make a million!
Thanks, Nicole! I may just make a million more! 😀 Thank you for inspiring it!