This is Stacey's first post on the UpCraft Club blog. Let's give her a warm welcome!
Hi there! I'm Stacey. I design and sew clothes (and other fun things) for myself and my three, rowdy sons which I blog at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts along with activities to keep the kids busy and the going on of my Esty shop, Beatnik Kids. With all three kids heading off to school for the first time this year, my personal sewing list is growing exponentially.Branson Top was right at the top of the list of things I wanted to sew. I've had this lovely cotton, eyelet fabric in my stash, waiting patiently for the perfect project and as soon as I saw this sewing pattern, I knew immediately, it needed to be sewn in this fabric.
The Branson Top sewing pattern is a button down top with dropped shoulders and two sleeve options, sleeveless and a wonderfully full, curved hem long sleeve. I re-mixed mine just slightly by cutting the sleeve piece for a short sleeve length..
The Top is longer in the front, has a loose fit and a graduated hem. The front waist tie is a lovely way to accent your curves and bring attention to your waistline while still offering a conservative length for those of us who are looking to hide that pesky mommy-tummy.
The back of the top is moderately fitted and has a slight peplum shape. What I love about this is that it provides coverage without adding bulk to the back. Since the waist ties attach at the side seams, you also don't have the problem of the tie loosening when it pulls across your back.
There is one final thing you must know about this fabulous pattern and it's, personally, my favorite part. The pattern comes with an additional front bodice piece for those of us with an ample bosom. For most of us with this pattern fitting challenge, top and dress patterns usually require a few extra moments to complete a full bust adjustment, in order to get tops to fit correctly. This pattern? It's already done for us, ladies! I love the fact that I could just print, cut and sew and the shirt fits perfectly, even in the usually pesky button placket area.
This top is going to be a popular staple in my wardrobe. Not only is it comfortable, but the simple, classic design is great to pair with jeans or skirt for a "slightly more than" casual style. I'm already imagining it in some flowing silk for my next date night.