The Fraser – Striped Version

09-fraser2With the weather still incredibly warm still, I’m finding that I have a harder time finishing projects that are meant for fall. However, I did manage to complete the Sewaholic Fraser top that I mentioned yesterday and I love it (although admittedly, it looks like a winter sweater than a fall top).

This was my first time sewing a Sewaholic pattern and was extremely pleased with how well it came together – the instructions were clear, everything lined up, and I love that the bands (hem, sleeve, and neck) were all marked so you never have to measure out the placement yourself (i.e. dividing the shirt and band into quarters).

Since my measurements were much different than what was listed on the back of the pattern envelope (I went with my bust size), I was concerned about the fit. However, I think that this top works well on me, except the sleeves – they are way too long. In fact, they are so long I could easily remove the cuff and add a hem and it would still fit at an “appropriate length”.

Even though this pattern is labeled as ‘easy to sew’, I would definitely rate this view a bit more advanced because of the insertion of the yoke and sleeve panels (both have ‘V’ shapes). However once you get past those points, its smooth sailing! Plan on seeing a few more of these tops\sweatshirts from me in the future.

One thought on “The Fraser – Striped Version

  1. Rhonda

    Today is one of those days when the weather is whispering…..winter is coming. It won’t be long before you’re wearing your super cute top.

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