Fall Pattern Showcase: Everyday Elegance top

I’m sharing my version of the Everyday Elegance top by Patterns for Pirates for the Fall Pattern showcase hosted by Free Notion.

“Where is little V?”

I’m going to come to the point right away.. I like the top, I like how it goes together, but I’m not sure I like it on ME. So, you’ll notice that it’s not hemmed yet since I may be altering it. (I’m going to have my sister try it on first and see if she likes it).

My stats: 42/35/40, I’m 5’8″, and generally wear a size 12-14 RTW on top and size 10 or 12 on bottoms. I think I’m what you call an inverted triangle.

I probably could have reduced the width of this top slightly as it got closer to the hem but I think shortening it to a top would be better on me.


Not a great picture, hey my 5-year-old’s skills aren’t the best, but it shows how full it is from the waist down and the length the best. When I’m standing wide-legged I don’t mind the length and width so much, I think because visually I’m more balanced out.

Here Silly Bean told me to pose like a star

I should mention that the pattern includes instructions to make an optional belt but I don’t like belted tops on myself, especially on billowy tops like this. I do love the design of this top, and own a few RTW tops that are similar (but not tunic length). I will for sure make it again but next time I will shorten it to more of a top length. I think, on me, tunics need to be more fitted through the waist and hips.

And I also love this fabric. It’s peach skin fabric purchased from LowPriceFabric.com. It feels really nice on and wasn’t too much of a pain to sew.


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