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Appleton the fourth

I really may as well just refer you to my previous posts on the Cashmerette Appleton pattern.  This is its fourth outing; the second as a top/tunic.

Cashmerette Appleton top in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

After making my first Appleton top I quickly realised that it had been cut too short, and needed added length. That time I had to add the length after the top had been fully constructed – this time I was able to add the length before sewing it together. Good thing that I’d kept those scraps!

Cashmerette Appleton top in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

The seam where I’ve added length is fairly obvious, but I think that in this busy colourful print it doesn’t matter all that much. I really like the fabric. It’s a viscose/spandex print from Darn Cheap Fabrics, and I wish that I’d bought more of it. All my colours in one spot!

Cashmerette Appleton top in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Once again I chose to sew the long sleeved, cuffed version and used the long shaped ties. I don’t wrap those ties right around under my bust – that would provide even more gut emphasis and I don’t really want to do that.  At the back the tie sits pretty much on my bra line.  I do wonder if I have lengthened this top a tiny bit too much, and have considered chopping off an inch or two.

Cashmerette Appleton top in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

As usual, construction was primarily on the overlocker, with the machine used mainly for twin needling to secure the hem and the neckband. It really doesn’t take long to make – especially the fourth time around! I sewed the 12C/D size, which is the smallest. I have been considering whether I should go up to the 14 if I sew this pattern again.  I’m still eyeing off some of the other patterns that Cashmerette has launched, particularly the Concord tee and the Springfield top.  The other dresses aren’t my style.

Cashmerette Appleton top in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

It’s worn here with a Style Arc Mason jacket and Style Arc Barb pants. I feel better in the top when the jacket is worn over it.  Interestingly, it’s not the cleavage that concerns me – it’s the belly emphasis.  One of the reasons that I often gravitate to a sack dress!

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4 thoughts on “Appleton the fourth

  1. It’s still a great top even with the extra seam. Although maybe adding scrap paper to the bottom of your pattern so that the next top is the right length straight out of the box lol.

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