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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!