This 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.
I 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.
I 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.
And 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!