Sunday 8 March 2015

Cake Patterns - The Cabarita Top


Here I am doing the first post of the year!  It has been a while in coming.  I have recently taken over the running of the Facebook group Australian Pattern Designers - Make and Create with my BFF.  The group is aimed at raising awareness of Australian sewing pattern designers and the patterns they create.  This new venture and a few other outside issues have kept me busy away from blogging.

As you would know, this is right up my alley!

This being the case you will be hearing a whole lot more about Australian pattern designers here. :-)  Today I am going to talk about the Cake Patterns Cabarita Top.  I have been eyeing off Cake Patterns for a while, and was tickled pink when I found out they were Aussie based. After watching for a while for a sale, I decided I couldn't wait any more and after much deliberation (so many awesome patterns to choose from), purchased the Cabarita Top.

I'm going to start by saying that this is the most adjustable pattern I have every used. The best description I can come up with (provided by my BFF) is a dot-to-dot. It has markings for every size from 30" to 50" bust and 24" to 50" waist and hips.  WOW!  The result is a top that is made to your exact measurements with minimal fuss.  I love this feature.

Once I had traced the pattern, the top went together quickly and easily.  The biggest drama I had was not being able to locate one of the back pieces I cut out - apparently I cut the collar out of it - Ooops! Even seasoned seamstresses (I hate that word!) make silly mistakes when they are tired.

I used 100% cotton jersey from spotlight. As I am not a fan of wearing stipes - which would show the lovely V-shape on the back of the top. I chose the rows of spots as I thought it would give a similar feel.

The result is a stylish and comfortable top, which is now a staple in my wardrobe.  I see more Cake Patterns in my future.

You can purchase the Cake Cabarita Top here.

Happy sewing xx

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