You won’t believe how much mileage you’ll get from these
great tops until you make them yourself!
These tops are designed for T-shirt or knit fabrics
with a little stretch.Try beading the neckband or add
beads to the tunic drawstring for a pretty look.
Relaxed, scoop-neck Tops are gathered onto a deep
neckband at the front ...mix & match lengths & sleeve
styles for your perfect top. Tank is sleeveless with a
ribbed hip band, T-shirt has cap sleeves and finishes
at the lower hip, and Tunic has short sleeves and applied drawstring casing.
Try these lovely tops with simple pants, skirts or shorts,
under your favorite jackets or cardigans, or team them
with your jeans for a great casual outfit.
*please note* on some print runs of this pattern, the front neckline
notches can be a little difficult to see; if you have this problem,
just click here to download a .PDF of the front neckline pattern
piece, with easy-to-see notches!
Posted by Beth on 1st Jun 2013
I've made the Sunshine Top a lot. (i'm wearing one now :) It's flattering to the bust & disguises a tummy without looking like a maternity blouse. Best made up in drapey knits, like a rayon/lycra jersey, although I had great success with a poly/acrylic knit in a heavier weight. I'm a petite--5'3" but with a long torso & big boobs. I had to adjust the neckband to get the shape right for my neck & shoulder shape (slash & overlap, slash & overlap) and I made 3 muslins but it was worth the effort. I believe in muslins. (My sleeveless version in silk jersey print is a terrific nightie)
Posted by Michelle on 9th Jul 2011
I've made this top almost 10 times over the past few years, and it never disappoints. The style is flattering on everyone--the gathers drape beautifully and the sides have gentle waist shaping. The best part (possibly) is that I can complete this top from start to finish now in about 3 hours.