The Array Top by Papercut Patterns is another one of those patterns that I’ve had on my make wish list for quite some time. It’s a simple top with a beautiful bellowing sleeve. It is a top style that will stand the test of time.
When Cherie from Fabric Hunt, a new online fabric store located in my home town Gold Coast, Australia, reached out to me to see if I would like to sample one of her fabrics I instantly thought of the Array Top pattern.
I selected the OEKO-TEX Marlene Rayon Flowers, Butterflies from Cherie’s beautifully curated collection of fabrics. You can read more about the OEKO-TEX standard here. But in a nut shell the fabric is tested for harmful substances. It is a high quality fabric with a beautiful soft hand feel and drape. I was very surprised at how buttery this fabric felt.
I cut the size 4 top which was the closest to my body measurements according to the patterns body measurement chart. I brought the pattern prior to the recent neck adjustment and did not make any adjustments at all to the pattern. I didn’t have any fit issue with the neckline and quite like the closed in neckline shaping. I made the top without waist ties as my preference is to tuck tops in.
The Array Top is a really easy pattern to sew and the pattern pieces fit together well. The pattern instructions were clear and easy to follow. I have ordered a beautiful white linen to make another Array Top in the coming weeks.
This printed Array Top looks great with my newly sewn Lander Shorts as well as my good old faithful Dawn corduroy jeans. I’m super happy with the outcome of this sewing project. Fabric Hunt is currently having a spring sale with 15% off store wide until the 30th of August.