Autumnal Suun Top
Posted on Monday the 7th October 2019 by Love Lucie
This is the Suun Top by P & M Patterns. P & M Patterns are a French company but the clear instructions with good sketches (pdf pattern) come in English as well as French. The example versions are beautifully photographed. I would wear every single one of the examples of the Suun blouse on the P&M website.
So, this is my third version.
My first was in embroidered white cotton lawn as one of the tops for my previous Minerva blog post.
I loved it so much I made it up again in a cotton gauze and I received many compliments and enquiries regarding the pattern when I wore it recently.
The pattern comes with short cap or long sleeves and also as a dress. I was keen to make a long sleeve version for autumn.
The fabric is the beautiful Atelier Brunette ‘Dune’ Viscose Crepe Fabric in ‘Night’. One of the huge perks in blogging for Minerva is being able to use the most beautiful of recently released fabrics.
It is lovely to sew up and just as lovely to wear. It is quite light weight, but the long sleeves provide enough coverage to feel comfortable in these wildly varying British Autumn temperatures.
I used the rest of my Mustard Coloured Piping by Atelier Brunette, also from Minerva.
I made up a size 38 in accordance with my chest measurement with no alterations. The only extra step I did was to interface the neck facing as I thought the light-weight viscose would benefit from it.
It comes together beautifully and the optional piping along the top of the yoke, all the way around the neck, just lifts it out of the ordinary.
It has gathering to the front, above the bust, and to the back, below the yoke.
One tip when sewing with dark fabric, apart from the obvious which is good lighting, is to use brightly coloured bobbin thread for the gathering stitches. I just change my bobbin, not the main sewing thread, as this saves re-threading the whole machine. The bright orange thread is easy to see and pull out once it was no longer needed.
The sleeves are put in on the flat, which I love as I always have a bit of trouble with sleeves!
Amazingly there is also a choice of necklines, deep-plunging, plunging and modest along with advice as to which you should choose depending on bust and height! Mine is the ‘plunging’ one which is just enough ‘plunge’ for me!
I don’t think this is the last I’ll be making up of this pattern.
Until next time.
Love, Lucie xx
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