Trend Patterns have just released a new pattern which is TPC25 Paper Bag Trousers . I am so excited to make this pattern but first I’m going to share with you my experience with TPC1 Oversized Sleeve Top.
This was another design that I discovered on the Instagram feed of Adaspragg. It’s no secret I find Sophie’s style super inspiring. I am drawn to garments that play with proportion and this Oversized Sleeve Top fits that brief perfectly. The fitted bodice is perfectly disproportioned with its bellowing oversized sleeve.
Through clever pattern making, the team at Trend Patterns have created a pattern that has an edgy designer feel while being relatively easy to sew. I was surprised at how simple and easy this pattern was to cut and sew. It is marketed as a difficult easy pattern and I think they are spot on with their sewing level categorization.
From a sizing perspective my measurements were very close to the finished measurements of the size 10. I used some left over yardage from a previous project to make my top. It was a Viscose Linen Noil in Almond from Blackbird Fabrics. For me this fabric was the perfect fit as it is soft making the sleeves a little more relaxed and easier to create an everyday look.
The right size zipper was not available so I did purchase a zipper that was shorter than the recommended length. Luckily I can just get the top on over my shoulders. Any shorter and I would have been in trouble. So make sure you buy the correct size zipper for this project.
The pattern is well notched and fits together like a dream. The instructions are brief but sufficient and easy to follow. The written instructions are complimented by photos. I wore this top a few times on my recent holiday and will be wearing it to work Monday with some jeans.
I love that you can dress this top up to create a more edgy designer look as well as wear it with shorts and jeans to create an everyday look. Pull the sleeves up to create that peasant look that is so on trend right now. And it will look perfect with the TPC25 Paper Bag Trousers that I will be making in the not to distant future. Just wishing the Aussie exchange rate was a little better to purchase UK patterns……