Navy Polka Dot Princess Seam Top

You Can Make This

Ann-Hartley made Navy Polka Dot Princess Seam Top with:

Mastering Construction: Foundation Techniques

Online Class

Mastering Construction: Foundation Techniques

with Sara Alm

  • Navy polka dot stretch cotton
  • 22" navy invisible zipper
  • Pellon ShirTailor interfacing

Q&A with Ann-Hartley

swanpeace asked:
Very nice job! Congratulations. It looks beautiful!
Ann-Hartley answered:
Thanks! :)
DW Clements asked:
Ann, was this pattern included with the course material? I just love it!
Ann-Hartley answered:
You are so kind! Thank you so much :) I started with McCall's 6896, and did a lot of alterations to remove the amount of flare at the bottom. I started by shaving 1 inch off each side of the hemline on the panels, and blending it up toward the waist. After that, I made a muslin and did some drape fitting, removing more excess fabric from the side seams near the hemline. In hindsight, it probably would've been easier to just start with a bodice block & convert the darts to princess seams, but it was fun experimenting with the pattern.