As soon as I saw the Seamwork Brit and the bonus variation, I knew I had to have it. Although, I wasn’t interested in making the dress. I have been lusting after a top with a ruffle detail for ages. I was actually going to design one myself using the Cashmerette Concord t-shirt pattern but hadn’t gotten around to it and didn’t really want to. The sleeves on the Brit pattern are a bonus, too! I absolutely love a bishop sleeve.
I shortened the pattern by about 8 inches. I wanted the top hem to hit my low hip so I didn’t want to take out too much length. I cut out a size 24 and the only modification I did was shorten it to a top. I have to say that the fit is lovely. The sleeves fit nicely and the top fits over my bust and back really well. I think the pattern is going to become a TNT (Tried and Tested) pattern. I honestly don’t think I have any changes I would make for the next versions.
The fabric I used is a bright blue with white stripes knit. I got it from Tanya during a destash a while ago. I have been hoarding the fabric ever since. It’s a very lightweight knit with a nice drape perfect for the sleeves as well as not being too thick for the layers in the ruffle.
In the curvy range, the pattern has a centre back seam to help with the fit. Not that I needed it since it fits great.
The sleeves are lovely. The bands are a bit tight in this knit for rolling up sleeves; although, not around my wrist. But just be aware that if you occasionally roll up your sleeves, the pattern might need a slight modification here or a stretchier fabric.
- Pattern: Seamwork Brit and the bonus variation
- Pros: I could wear this top all the time. I love it so much!
- Cons: No cons imho. It’s a great pattern.
- Make again?: I have a ton more version planned including one that uses lace for the yoke above the ruffle. ❤
- Rating: 5/5 stars
9 thoughts on “Seamwork Brit”
I’m glad you are happy with your top, made me smile as I actively avoid ruffles! it really suits you and I love your idea about using lace. There was a sweatshirt pattern in a sewing magazine a few months back with ruffles on the raglan seams which I thought would look better with lace or piping if I was making it. Anyway, well a job well done, you look great in it 😆
Big hugs, T xxx
Thanks, T! I will take all the ruffles and you can avoid them. LOL. 😉 Hugs!
What a great top! I actually really like where the ruffle lands on you – this is my problem with most “yoke” tops. Thanks for your review!
Thanks so much, Erin! I agree that the yoke hits in a nice spot on me. 🙂
Dear Andie, I just asked my husband if I have the same shape as you and he said yes! We are shaped alike…I may have bigger belly and arms though. So thank you for sewing lots of patterns so I can see what I look like.
My favorite thing about this pattern is how the body of the top and the sleeve and fit so well. Most of my shirts fit terrible there. I also like that the neckline isn’t so big that the bra strap isn’t likely to show.
I’m buying this pattern!
Yay for similar shapes! I’m happy that I can give you an idea of how you would look in it. 🙂 I agree about the fit. I actually usually have to do some modifications to the neckline or shoulders, but this one fits so well. I hope the patterns works well for you!! ❤ ❤
This is really cute! I loved the Brit at first sight, but wasn’t sure how the ruffle would work out on a larger bust. You have assuaged my fears!
Thanks, Michelle! I am glad! 😀