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** PLEASE NOTE: THIS LISTING IS FOR ORIGINAL SIZING 6-24. IF YOU REQUIRE THE CURVE SIZING 16-34, PLEASE SEE THE OTHER LISTING. CHECK THEIR SIZE GUIDE TO HELP SELECT THE CORRECT SIZE **
Say hello to the Esme Top – with so many options included to personalise your Esme, you’ll be hard pressed to choose which mix’n’match options to make first. From cuffed long or short sleeves, to long-line or regular bodice lengths to shawl or V-necklines, Esme has something for everyone and every season.
The Shawl Collar variation looks great teamed with a pair of denim slacks or cropped pencil jeans for a retro Teddy Girl vibe. Alternatively, tuck a long-line, V-necked Esme into your favourite high-waisted skirt for the perfect casual Marilyn look.
Made with comfy stretch knits, the grown-on, 50s-style batwing sleeve can be worn short or extended (using the included Long Sleeve pattern piece) and Esme is perfect for colour and pattern blocking! Both the long and short sleeves include cuffed hemlines that are great for using up odd bits of knit scraps you have tucked away in your sewing room.
Esme is easy to grade under the arm for a more exaggerated batwing sleeve it that’s more your style.
Esme is designed for confident beginners through to advanced seamstresses. If you’ve never sewn with knits before, Esme could be the perfect project to dip your toes into the wonderful world of knits.
With a special technique for getting the perfect squared off necklines, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t jump in ages ago.
The Esme Top comes in both the Original and Curve sizes individually, or in an economical bundle option where you can access both size ranges, from 6 to 34 with cups A to F. For more info on selecting the right size and cups, visit here.
Depending on the size range you choose and your cup size, Esme can have slight negative to slight positive ease at the bust, to zero/positive ease at the waist.
If you’re worried about choosing a size, I’ve also included a whole bunch of additional Finished Garment Measurements. Simply compare these measurements to a knit top you already like the fit of (or one you know you’d like to alter) and you’ll be surprised at how much of the hard stuff is already done.
Esme is drafted for an average height of 170cm or 5’7″
Multiple Bust Cups – A to F
Due to the nature of knit fabrics and the gentle batwing sleeve, two cup sizes are integrated per front bodice – A+B and C+D Original Pattern, and C+D and E+F Curve Pattern.
The Original version of this pattern includes two bust cup options: A+B and C+D.
Look for medium knit fabrics with good stretch across the grain. Knits should have 40% stretch with good recovery.
The long sleeved Esme works well in floppier/drapier knits with less structure (both long sleeve Esme examples – Jen in green and Tatenda in stripes, are made with 100% merino knit). In this case, if using the shawl collar, you may wish to interface this to keep it looking crisp and staying upright during wear.
All variations (bindings, shawl collar, long sleeve piece, cuffs) can be made with the same fabric as the body, or a contrasting fabric for colour and pattern blocking potential.
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