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A review of Akita top

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Reviewed by annwatts on 11th February, 2020

I’ve had this pattern for awhile, but finally made it up, not once , but 5 times!

I was a little dubious initially about how it would fall, but needed some capped sleeved cool woven tops- and was convinced after the first version.

The pattern is interesting – no shoulder seams! So you need a long bit of fabric for layout. But dead simple – one pattern piece!  I like the fact that it still has bust darts though which gives the garment a bit of shape!

It does look different depending on the type of fabric.  So my plain teal and royal blue versions are both in lightweight drapey fabric. This gives an overall softer feel with more relaxed sleeve caps,

My other versions in white and a paisley, whilst still lightweight, are slightly more structured ( viscose)  whilst the cotton broderie  anglais is probably even more so.

All are really comfy and cool

A tip – the white broderie anglais fabric was a scrap inherited from my mum and did not have enough length or the long single pattern piece. So I added a seam at the shoulder ( I had enough fabric pc width for this layout)

I would highly recommend this for an easy sew summer top – not always to find a pattern that suits woven fabrics that meets this requirement