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Looking for fitted top pattern

BellaGabriella | Posted in Patterns on

I’m looking for a fitted top pattern, similar to McCalls 2818 w/o buttons in the back. Everything seems either trendy and retro or baggy and long…does anyone have any suggestions? Any pattern company recommendations will work.


  1. sewslow67 | | #1

    How about making the McCalls pattern you mentioned, and just omit the buttons?  It would be easy to do by just putting the center back of the fold of the fabric.  Of  course, you would have to use knit fabric though, or you wouldn't be able to pull it over your head to get it on.

    Or ...have you looked at Hot Patterns?  They've got some really neat designs, including some cool looking knit tops.  I will be making several of their designs, starting this coming week.  Be sure and look at all areas  too, including tops and another one for knits.  I suspect you might find something there you have been looking for; at least, I hope you do.  Either way, enjoy the search.  Good luck.

    Here's the link: http://www.hotpatterns.com/


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    ThreadKoe | | #2

    I was thinking along the same lines as Sewslow was. Can you sew up the back along the center back line and add a zipper, or a placket and a button and loop closure, or a hook and loop? Can you add a placket at the shoulder and add snaps? Can the front be changed to add a zip or placket instead? The best part of sewing is changing the garment to suit your needs. I have not checked out the actual pattern,(OK, I just checked it out, have the pattern, but not sewn it yet) but thought I would turn the thinking cap on, and give you some starter thoughts. (This pattern should be suitable for all suggested changes.) Cathy

    Edited 3/21/2009 5:12 pm ET by ThreadKoe

    1. BellaGabriella | | #3

      I didn't think about using a zipper. I could actually put in a side zipper. Thanks for the outside-the-box thinking!

      Edited 3/21/2009 8:26 pm ET by BellaGabriella

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        ThreadKoe | | #4

        Wonderful! Even better! Love that thinking outside the box thing. With the little slit in the side seam, you could just turn the zip around and pull that zipper down, and presto, easy in and out dressing! Could even put a little fancy pull on the end to make it easier, and it would be just a fancy bit under the arm at the slit. Yay to You. Cathy

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