The Taos Top is such a flattering pattern! I’ve always admired Leslie of Threadbear Garments, so I was thrilled when she released her first pattern!
I see this pattern getting a lot of use! Summer sewing, here I come!
This gorgeous fabric is an Art Gallery knit, called Striped Sleek Knit in Mediterraneo from Hawthorne Supply Co.
SIZE & ADJUSTMENTS
I cut a size 8, but did a few adjustments, shown below. I chose View A with a mock turtleneck for this dress, but there is also a cowl neck option.
- 14.5 inches added to the length
- I graded in at the waist to the smallest size
- I graded out right after lengthening, so that the width at the hips was approximately 24 inches across all panels (seam allowances overlapped). My hip measurement is about 42 inches
- The center front panel was kept the same except for the added length
I had so much fun making this dress, so I had to share my muslin version also!
The muslin was made with self-dyed Spoonflower jersey remnants I got while I was living in Durham, NC. They are a great fabric company that reduces waste by donating a lot of off-cuts and scraps. I was lucky enough to be able to stock up on a ton of fabric before I moved to Colorado.
No modifications were needed after making the muslin. I LOVE when that happens!
My husband snapped these photos right before we headed to a birthday party, and I couldn’t resist taking advantage of the gorgeous snowy background!