Posted on Friday the 13th September 2019 by Jessalli Handmade
So I’ve found another great pattern. It’s been around a while, but I came across it again on Instagram and thought I’d give it a try. It definitely fits my obsession with boxy silhouettes and loose fitting clothes.
The pattern is the Pinnacle Top by New Zealand based company Papercut Patterns
. I’ve made a couple of their patterns now and again. I rate the quality of instructions highly. I made variation one, which is a short sleeved, ‘V’ neck, blouse. Although you can make this pattern out of basically any fabric, so you can make t-shirts, loose blouses, jumpers, everything!
The fabric I chose to use was this gorgeous Peachskin Fabric
in Orange. It’s a bright blood orange colour, not a yellow-orange if you know what I mean? It’s a beautiful texture, with a slight sheen to it, which from a distance makes it look thicker than it is. It’s a weird fabric but perfect for this style of top and very light to wear.
I didn’t make any modifications to this pattern at all. But I was disappointed with my triangle point in the centre of the neckline. It’s not perfect and it annoys me that I couldn’t get it right, but I think as the fabric was a tiny bit slippery, it just never quite joined where I wanted. I need to practice that part. I think it would work easily on a cotton though. Other than that it’s a very simple pattern to follow and even if you’re a beginner, you’d love it.
So my summary; The pattern is so straightforward and the style is boxy and easy to wear. I want to make it in linen as well for the texture (and to see if I can get the neckline perfect). I’d recommend this pattern to everyone, no matter what your experience. If you want to try a slightly different fabric choice, the peach skin is fun to work with and although a little slippery, isn’t as difficult as other fabrics.
I hope you like what I made for this months post. Can’t wait to make another item next month, it’s going to be a good one.
Happy Handmade everyone!