The Torrens Box Top is an easy to wear everyday staple with clean, architectural lines. It is designed to be very loose fitting with a boxy silhouette. It features a neck facing and a unique sleeve band application technique.
A to D (see size chart in images)
Finished Garment Measurements:
See chart in images.
This garment is designed to have at least 12 inches of design ease. The finished garment measurements may seem large, but the boxy silhouette of the garment is achieved using design ease.
We recommend choosing your size primarily based on your bust measurement.
Alterations in length can be easily made by shortening or lengthening at the hem.
Although it seems as though the top gets shorter as sizes increase, it is the neckline that is slightly lowered to accommodate larger neck circumferences.
It is always recommended to sew a toile/muslin before cutting in to your 'good' fabric.
This pattern is designed for use with a variety of woven fabrics.
To achieve a draped silhouette, we suggest lightweight flowy fabrics such as challis, lawn, lightweight linen, rayon, crepe, or silk.
If you prefer to accentuate the Torrens’ boxiness, use a medium weight fabric such as a medium weight linen, double gauze, or handwoven cotton such as an ikat.
As with most garment sewing, we do not recommend the use of quilting cottons.
For a statement piece, try making this top up in a soft wool coating fabric with draping properties such as a soft melton!
See chart in images.
If you’re using a patterned fabric with a repeat that you’d like to match, you may need more fabric than what is suggested above.
Ensure your fabric is washed and pre-shrunk before cutting.
Lightweight Fusible Interfacing: 0.25m/0.3 yards
You are purchasing a multi-sizes digital sewing pattern for home use only (not commercial use). This digital pattern comes with PDF files for A4 and Letter sized paper, a large format A0 PDF file and an illustrated set of instructions.
These files need to be opened and saved on desktop or laptop computers — you won't be able to open them on your smart phone.