The Athena Top

IMG_0218This week I’d like to share with you one of my favorite tops for Spring, the Athena Top by Helena of GrayAllDayPatterns. What a creative designer! I volunteered to test the pattern through the design period before it’s official release. After working through all of the feedback from her team, she has recently released the final version.

IMG_0211I must say that I am in love with this top. I’ve worn it more than any other top I own! It’s easy to make too. There are only three pieces to the pattern, plus the neck and arm bindings. The bindings are measured out for you so there is no guessing as to the amount of stretch and ease you must account for. This top has a unique drape at the sides, which is a clever design. It floats effortlessly over your body in a very becoming way.

IMG_0213I made this first Athena Top, out of some lightweight sweater knit fabric, that I have had in my stash for awhile. I had no idea what to do with it until the Athena Pattern appeared. It’s  a perfect stash buster! The pattern is also designed for lightweight woven fabrics too. I think it would look great in a lace fabric worn over a camisole. That may be my next sewing project.

IMG_0215And here is where I make it eligible for the “Inside Out” theme for March over on the Monthly Stitch. I made the whole top with just the serger and the coverstitch machine. Is it neat inside? You betcha! Head on over to GrayAllDayPatterns and support our friend, Helena. She’s doing such a creative job!IMG_0217

IMG_0219Happy Sewing!


About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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9 Responses to The Athena Top

  1. I love it! I need to get the pattern so I can make a bunch. You look great😊

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  2. Accidental Seamstress says:

    Love it!

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  3. Jana says:

    You look gorgeous in this! Love the drape and the colour you have chosen. Goes so well with the necklace. 🙂 Best wishes from Toronto, Jana


  4. It looks great on you. I like the dropped shoulder seams front and back. You mentioned there are only 3 pieces? Front and back bodice and the shoulder part is all one piece? It almost looks like raglan sleeve from the back I love that 🙂

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    • zibergirl says:

      Hi, yes it’s only three pattern pieces not counting the bindings: 1 front, 1 back, 1 sleeve (but you cut 2 of course). Are you thinking about making it? Thank you for the compliment.


  5. Very nice job ! I love the drape of this top . It’s very flattering .


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