This blog post title was again stolen from the name of the fabric – Right Angles. I selected the very ‘Anna’ colourway in this Japanese 100% cotton seersucker. This top was my final sew for 2021 and it’s on my favourite makes of 2021 list. High praise indeed.
The pattern is the Cuff Top by The Assembly Line, and it probably needs little introduction. For several years I have admired other versions of this pattern knowing that the original draft on the neckline wasn’t for me. I love the look of boat necks, but don’t enjoy wearing them.
A few months ago, I saw an Instagram post by @modelled_by_madge (Thanks Sue!) making reference to the round-neck variation of the Cuff Top. I instantly did a bit of googling. I was delighted to find a blog post from The Assembly Line with instruction on how to make the Cuff Top neckline rounder and it included a new downloadable facing.
The Cuff Top then jumped into my queue and a fabric decision as required. Initially, I was leaning towards a gingham linen, but then this seersucker arrived at work and I knew it was a match made in heaven.
The cotton seersucker would be cool in summer, it would not require ironing and could easily be worn with almost all of the jeans/shorts/skirts/pants in my wardrobe. I even like it paired with my recently sewn Aura Circle Skirt.
Apart from the neckline redraft and my usual forward shoulder adjustment, my two other changes to the pattern was to eliminate the centre front and centre back seams (my way of avoiding pattern matching) and finish the neckline with bias binding rather than a facing.
As I hinted earlier in this post, this top has exceeded expectations and has made it onto my favourite makes of 2021 list. And for those asking… here the others other items, in no particular order, on the list:
- StyleArc’s Hope Dress (my jersey version) & Selina Woven Top
- Pattern Fantastique’s Vali Dress/Top & Phen Shirt
- Fibre Mood’s Marion Dress & Molly Jacket
What are your favourite makes of 2021?
I’m still very passionate about sewing, and I love sharing my sewing journey with you all. Thanks for taking the time to hang out here with me.
A huge shout-out to Sharon for all her amazing photography skills, styling advice, blog shoot location scouting and all-around awesomeness. Sharon sure knows how to show off a garment and in the process make me look good! Happy New Year to all… and see you in 2022!
Pattern: The Assembly Line’s Cuff Top (purchased from work)
Fabric: Right Angles – Chartreuse – a 100% cotton seersucker from The Cloth Shop
Alterations: TAL Round Neck Alteration, 3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment, elimination of the CF and CB seams and I bound the neckline
Outfit: Second hand jeans via Mutual Muse, beads from Elk (years ago) and sneakers from Luisa purchased last summer
Photo Location: Daylesford
I made the cuff top and couldn’t get the neck right. Now I know what to do.
I’m so pleased that I am spreading the round neck joy!