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The Foz pattern
Only available as a PDF pattern and with sizes ranging from 00 to 40, the Foz top pattern*‘s also offers full or regular bust.
Two sleeve lengths are offred: long and short, short being rather elbow-length.
Recommanded fabrics are stretchy fabrics like cotton jersey.
The front has a V neckline closed by a button band.
Stretch percentage is important when sewing knit tops. The Foz is slim-fit.
I chose this cotton jersey* with 5% elasthan. The choice of colors was amazing: 133 colors to choose from! That WAS tricky.
This fabric is not see-through when stretched and it has good recovery.
I used the rotary cutter to cut it and assembled the pattern pieces with my serger and hemmed it with my coverlock (+ stretch thread in the looper).
I graded between 6 and 8: 6 for bust and waist, and 8 for the hips. I could have done a 8 for the bust, it’s a bit too tight.
I also did some alterations to make it fit. All of these alterations are common for my body shape:
- shorten the total length
- shorten the shoulder seam
- lower the shoulder slope
The Foz top is closed by snaps…that I didn’t have…I sewed buttons directly on the band, with no buttonholes! That’s a knit top, it’s stretchy enough.
I think it would look nice with a cami underneath, like Itch to Stitch’s Cartagena Cami*.