When the testing call came out for this along with the Tierras Joggers, I didn't hesitate to apply, as although it's not a style I would usually go for, I haven't yet made a pattern from this designer which doesn't suit me or isn't flattering and I'm glad I did!
Far apart from my usually very fitted clothing, this is a boxy style easy wearing comfy top with a lovely overlapping envelope style boat neckline and lends itself well to such a variety of knit fabrics which change the look from anything from a drapey feminine tee to a very boxy sweater!
I'm especially looking forward to wearing mine in the summer when it's really too hot to wear clothing which is extremely close fitting as well as teaming with Tierras for comfy lounge wear.
The Newport Top* is a beginner+ printable PDF pattern from Itch to Stitch* in US sizes 00-20 (31-46" bust). The top has a relaxed fit through shoulder to bust and loose fit from bust down to the subtle high-low hem and includes the option for 3/4 length fluted or straight long length sleeves. Designed for knit fabrics with 20-50% stretch with good drape.
There are up to 21 pages to print, trim and tape together depending on size or you could get the included A0 copy printed for you by a copy shop or similar if you prefer. As always with Itch to Stitch* patterns, the Newport Top* pattern includes very detailed size & measurement charts, print & cutting layout guides and is fully illustrated throughout with very professional drafting and finishing options, including full details on blending between sizes to get your best fit. The pattern pieces themselves have layers and all sizes have a different line colour and style so however you're printing, it will be super easy to assemble and cut.
It requires between 1.5-1.9 metres (1.75-2.2 yards) of 54" wide knit fabric and a small amount of suitable weight fusible interfacing and that's it!
I made the Newport top in size 0 using some lovely lightweight 100% cotton single knit jersey. My jersey was 60" wide and I used just over a metre of it. I made no adjustments to the pattern and it was such a super quick sew taking less than 2 hours to make from print to finished!
How does it fit?
I find the top really comfortable, the shoulders sit in the right place, the length of both the sleeves and hemline sits just in the right place and there is a nice amount of ease through the bust and hips.
For more inspiration in all sizes using a wide variety of fabrics, check out some of the other testers versions in the release post HERE*
Full price pattern - (£8.23) $10 - I received the pattern for free in return for testing
Fabric Cost - £3 ($3.64)
Notions & Thread - 50p ($0.61)
Total Cost - £11.73 ($14.25 USD)
Cost to make each additional with similar non designer fabric around £5 ($6.07)
The Newport Top* is on release sale for just $8 (£6.59) until midnight 19th March (Central time) only!
AND there is now a permanent 'Buy More Save More' automatically applied discount for up to an additional 20% off your basket so perfect excuse to buy a couple more awesome patterns whilst you're there!!
A great comfy top perfect for mixing up my wardrobe a little! I plan to make a few more of these for the summer as well as trying one in sweater knit as a cover up for the cooler summer evenings. I think they'll go perfectly eith the Tierras so I plan to make a couple of co-ordinating Newport Tierras sets.
To buy the Newport Top pattern, click HERE!*
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Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and it is my aim to have a completely MeMade wardrobe for us all!