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
4 thoughts on “Friday Pattern Company Sage Brush Top”
This is so cute, and you look fantastic in it! This may be my favorite version of this top so far.
Thanks so much! I really love it. Can’t wait to make so many more! ❤
What a cute top!
Thanks so much, Heidi! ❤