Easy Strata Top

A review of Sew Liberated Strata Top

Reviewed by alyssa.rae on 10th October, 2020

I have been on the hunt for a loose fitting cropped woven shirt pattern to match some of my high waist pants. I was drawn to the Strata Top by Sew Liberated because I really liked the hem and silhouette with my Arenite pants.

I cut a size 6 (my measurements are 35″/28″/37″) and finished all of the seams with french seams (a serger is recommended) because I do not have a serger and my fabric was prone to fraying. I whipped it up in a little over an hour in a lyocell linen slub offcut. The instructions were very clear and it came together super quickly. With only 3 pattern pieces it was a simple sew.

I love the cut, with a shorter front and a longer back that is just a gently swooping silhouette. My only issue is that I had fitting issues in the arms and chest. There is pulling across my chest and neck when I move my arms back. Next time, I think I will either need to size up or make a full bust adjustment. I would also consider slightly adjusting the neckline to be a little more scooped.