I realised the other day that I never reviewed the Gable top pattern. Better late than never! Also, it means that I have lots of experience in wearing it!
- Pattern name: Gable Top
- Variation/Style: View 3 without the cuff
- Design House: Jennifer Lauren Handmade
- Size I made: 12
Stripey stretch fabric remnant from The Knitting & Stitching Show in 2017.
This is a really simple top to make consisting of only 4 pieces of fabric. The main challenge for me was the fabric I chose as it was very stretchy. You may wish to take extra care on the neckline, which I would argue is the trickiest part.
It is very simple although I did get a bit confused at the neckline. However, Jennifer Lauren has a video to help you on this to use in tandem with the written instructions.
Design and Fit
The top has come out quite tight. I am not sure if this is the pattern or the fabric (or both). I am not used to wearing very fitted garments so this is probably where most of my discomfort stems from! It’s also very long but I may have stretched it or the fabric I have chosen has encouraged this. I will have to see how much negative ease the pattern has if I make it again.
Design-wise, it is the perfect staple to go under a pinafore or dungarees – such as the Ivy Pinafore by Jennifer Lauren!
I’d say you can make this in half a day. It’s very simple and super quick if you don’t have any stripe matching to do!
This version feels a bit too fitted for me so I will probably make it in a larger size next time, or perhaps choose a different fabric which is not so clingy. However, I have worn it lots with my pinafore collection (yes, it has turned into a collection… expect more pinafore reviews!)