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Papercut Patterns Pinnacle top (again)

I wanted to try the Papercut Patterns Pinnacle top in a cooler weather version; the view with longer sleeves and a bound rounded neckline.  Fortunately I had picked up a lovely fabric at Restash that had no definite right or wrong side.  I thought that it would be perfect with this pattern as I could then use different sides for the inset V shapes in the centre front.

Papercut Patterns Pinnacle top

If you look closely you can see that there is a difference in the predominant colours in each section. I really do like a jacquard – they’re such interesting fabrics. It fascinates me that patterns can be woven in rather than printed on. There are also lots of other colours woven in to this fabric – touches of brighter blue and yellow. So lovely!

Papercut Patterns Pinnacle top

I didn’t bother with the back slash opening or ties, and simply bound the neckline with a bias strip cut from the same fabric. From prior experience I knew that this top would be too cropped for my taste as drafted so I added a wide doubled band to the bottom for additional length. I also topstitched along the intersecting seams, both to stabilise them and to add interest.

Papercut Patterns Pinnacle top

Size wise I measured the Medium, but after reading many reviews I cut and sewed size Small. The sections that end up on the bias – especially the side fronts – allow more bust room. I think that this is a simple yet deceptively clever example of drafting.

Papercut Patterns Pinnacle top

From the pattern website: Such a versatile pattern! The pinnacle Top & Sweater has a cropped oversized fit featuring two detail front triangle panels inspired by a Pinnacle, a high, pointed piece of rock. Variation 1 has a deep V neckline with facing and can be made with a short or wrist length sleeve. Variation 2 has a round neckline with binding and ties and can be made with a short or wrist length sleeve. Variation 3 is a sweater with neck band and sleeve cuffs. Fabric: Variation 1 & 2: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. Cotton, Silk, Linen, Chambray, Tencel. Variation 3: Medium weight jersey knit fabrics.

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I don’t think that I am actually finihed with this pattern.  Maybe I should give the knit version with sleeve cuffs and hem band a go!

Papercut Patterns Pinnacle top

5 thoughts on “Papercut Patterns Pinnacle top (again)

  1. That suits you very well and I like the outfit on you too. I look out for your posts as I enjoy seeing what you have made and the fabric you have used.

  2. Looks like an interesting pattern that could be colour blocked and use up scraps, and it is such a clever idea to use bias cut pieces around the bust. The fabric is lovely and the modifications you made have worked well.

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