Wednesday 6 April 2022

Enmore Halter Top

I tested one of the new Liesl + Co spring patterns earlier this year: The Enmore Halter Dress and Top

It was actually after testing the top that I started rummaging around trying to find drapey lengths of fabric in order to make the dress as well. I had no luck, but then once I'd found one particular drapey, but insufficient length of fabric I went on to make the lil' scrappy camp shirt.

This fabric is just a lightweight cotton of which I had one metre.

The pattern has an inbuilt shelf bra so there's no fear of falling out the sides of your singlet top!

As I do when testing a pattern I sew it to my measurements without any real fit adjustments (size 12 a/b cup). While this top is wearable I feel I'd need to make some changes to the shelf bra to have it really work for me. It feels safe and I'm at no risk of exposing myself, but it's not supportive in any way. I think I need to split the centre front of the shelf bra and add some darts to give it shaping.

As is always the case when I bare my shoulders the back view is rather alarming. I need to add some back width as well as maybe raise the armscye for a bit less of a freaky, triangular shape emphasis.

It's definitely a pattern I'll revisit next summer and play around with the fit. It would be the perfect launching pattern for a bias cut slinky evening dress, but equally comfy in a linen for a hot summer day.


  1. Great looking summer top and good to hear about the shelf bra.

  2. Lovely top.


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