The Sew Over It Molly Top (a pattern in the City Break e-book) is a pretty basic jersey top with a slightly scooped neckline and cut on sleeves. It comes as both a top and a dress pattern, and I’ve made 3 of the tops for myself.
The first was from a very drapey maroon viscose jersey that I wear with navy/maroon checked PJ bottoms. I made this version exactly as per the pattern, and while it is very comfortable I made just one tweak to the pattern after making it. Firstly, I raised the cut on sleeve back up the arm by 8cm. I found the very low attached sleeve too sloppy looking, and slightly irritating almost in the crook of my elbow. I lengthened the sleeve by the same amount and think this is a much neater look.
The best part about the pattern is the neckline. It’s a great gentle scoop and each time I have made it the band has been the right length to stitch on without fussing around with it. It is quite wide, which gives it a casual look, and in very drapey fabric I would recommend a slightly narrower band as I think it looks too loose.
I’ve not made any curved hem versions yet, but assuming that I am going to make another I will tackle that then – I am thinking about a striped body and plain sleeves (same colour as the background colour on the striped fabric). Now to find the right pair of fabrics…