Little Black Top - Sagebrush Top

January 29, 2023

The Sagebrush Top by Friday Pattern Company scored a place in my Make Nine this year in my quest to make myself a new black top that wasn't going to be boring.  I feel like I've ended up with the perfect cobination.

The fabric is this Swiss Dot Cotton from Blackbird Fabrics. I purchased this in their Black Friday Sale and the discount pretty much ended up covering the shipping cost. It's been a few years since I purchased from Blackbird but I'm pleased that the quailty is still as good as ever.

The ruffle along the front yoke of the top adds a beautiful detail, and in conjunction with the sleeves creates a modern classic silhouette. I'm convinced this top will get plenty of wear. It's classic but still so much fun.

 I did make a couple of changes to this pattern.  I lined the back yoke pieces so that there wasn't a need for visible stitching on the back, I also used premade bias tape for the neckline and ties. This was the right choice as I think the texture of the Swiss Dot would have caused more problems than it would have been worth. Next time I think I'd end up lining the front yoke too, to enclose the seam with the gathering as I think it would really elevate the finish.