New Pattern: Gothenburg Top
Instant gratification is pretty awesome sometimes, isn’t it? It is especially nice if you need a pick-me-up in the sewjo department. Not only is the new pattern, the Gothenburg Top, a super quick sew, but it’s also super cute!
And hooray for cup sizes! You can get a great bust fit without fuss!
Of course, the Gothenburg Top comes in sizes 00 to 40.
For one week (through March 9, 2021), the Gothenburg Top sewing pattern is 20% off. The volume discount still applies—get 15% off your entire cart if your purchase is $20 or more, or 20% off your entire cart if your purchase is $30 or more!
The forward-leaning funnel neck is the star feature of the Gothenburg Top. I made it drape forward a bit so you don’t feel the neckline is choking you. I think the funnel neck goes so well with dangling earrings. You can see below a few of my testers wear it just like that.
The hi-lo hem is also a subtle feature of this understated top.
Gothenburg Top Features:
- Options for cup sizes
- Bust darts for a great bust fit
- Funnel neckline
- Long set-in sleeves
- Slightly dipped back hem
- Designed for structured knit fabric
Even though I designed it particularly for structured knit fabric, I found during testing that a slightly drapier fabric creates a different, but still very pleasing look. And when I say “structured”, it doesn’t mean it has to be rough to the skin. Microfleece fabric is a structured fabric, but it is super soft to the skin.
Let’s take a look at the beautiful Gothenburg Tops that my talented testers made!
Thank you, my lovely testers!
- Boon Kuan
- Sarah Locke
Be sure to get your Gothenburg Top pattern while it’s 20% off (only through March 9, 2021)!
I am drawn to this ‘funnel neck’ design and avidly view the testers makes. The fabric choices are varried and eyecatching as are the size ranges.
As an older woman with a forward neck, I noticed a majority of testers of ALL sizes have a fabric roll at their collarbone area.
What alteration needs to be made to eliminate that roll, please?
Actually, that’s part of the design. This is similar to the drapes that you have in a draped-front top, so it would be similar to trying to eliminate the drape on a drape front top, which is… not the idea.
What a great pattern Kennis! Simple lines with a lot of style features. So many great tester makes too. I like to see all the different fabric choices and even some color blocking. Shows how versatile this pattern can be. Sporty or business causal. This would make a great beginners project!