Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Testing, testing: Cashmerette Webster Top

Party in the back!!

Today I'm sharing my tester version of the latest pattern from Cashmerette: the Webster top and dress! So many great pattern releases this week, huh?!


The Webster is a cute little tank top or dress meant to be made from silky, drapey fabrics. Perfect for summer, or for layering under a blazer or cardigan in cooler weather. Webster is a very quick to sew with elegant results!


It's got a gorgeous v-shaped back and front necklines, with thick straps to cover your bra straps, as well as some interesting cross-back straps that make it a full-on party in the back. I am convinced, though, that it would look equally fabulous without the small straps, too.

The curved, high-low hem has a great shape and the drape floats over the belly and hip areas, which I love. 


For my Webster test version, I went with a rayon challis remnant in my stash left over from my McCall's 6083 jumpsuit. Rayon challis is perfect for this tank.

The sizing is Cashmerette's normal range, from 12-28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). This is a size 14 C/D graded out to a 16 at the hip.


Since testing, the only major change is that rather than finish the neckline with a facing and the armscye with bias tape, as I did here, there is now an all-in-one facing, which I think is awesome! I love all in one facings. They're the neatest finishing...


On me the darts are a bit low, but that's my only quibble. It seems to be the main alteration I need to make to Cashmerette patterns that have a single bust dart. I have the same issue on the Springfield top, but it's a quick fix.


I'm excited to have this simple, silky cami pattern in my pattern collection... can't wait to make another! I've got a few nice (albeit small) pieces of silk that I've picked up in my fabric shopping journeys that will pair beautifully with the Webster top pattern. The dress is gorgeous, too, and is quickly moving its way up my sewing queue!
  

23 comments:

  1. Love this! The back is nice and still classy, and I really like your fabric.

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    1. Thanks! I agree re: the back. Interesting and fun, but still elegant!

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  2. Ya'll are killing me with these Indie patterns. Love the party going on in the back.

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  3. I've been waiting to see tester versions. I really like the pattern and your top looks great!

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to try the dress version!

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  4. Lovely shirt. The best part of Cashmerette is that no need for muslin anymore; it is a sure fit. Wish they come up with a hack for a cold shoulder sleeve!

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    1. Yay for not muslining! I think there is a hack for a cold shoulder for the Springfield top- maybe it could work for this one, too?

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  5. I'm really excited about this pattern. Your version looks great--love the fabric!

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    1. Thanks! It's a really cute pattern.

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  6. I was on the fence until I saw yours. Looks fantastic.

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    1. Thanks!! It's a cute pattern... it would look lovely in so many fabrics!

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  7. Love Love Love Love LOVE! This is so elegant and breezy on you Meg. I would wear this all the time. I must go figure out if I could squeak into the size range, I'm close! :D <3

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    1. Thanks, Inder! This would look fabulous on you... I hope you'll fit!

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  8. It's a winner. That back detail isπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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    1. Thanks, Anna! The back detail is so fun!

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  9. Nice looking top - can visualize this made up in so many different fabrics!

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  10. This pattern is a real winner. Yours look fab!

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  11. Love this top. Such a flattering shape, easy to wear and a lovely detail with those back straps.

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  12. I was meh on this pattern until I saw your version! It's great!

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  13. I think your review has sold me. :) I have a beginner question: what is an all-in-one facing? Is that like a lining that you turn inside out?

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    1. Sort of- it's like a short lining (only a few inches) that finishes the : neckline and armholes all at the same time. You can see a photo of it in the Webster sewalong on Cashmerette: http://www.cashmerette.com/2017/06/webster-top-dress-sewalong-day-3.html

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