I liked it so much I made it twice

A review of Gilbert Top

Reviewed by Cotton Reel Studio on 27th October, 2020

This is my second version of the Gilbert top by Helen’s closet.

I love the casual style of the shirt and think it is suitable for confident beginners to tackle because it doesn’t have a collar stand or fiddly shirt cuffs to deal with.

I would recommend you have a good look at the finished garment measurements to make sure you’re happy with the sizing beforehand. I decided to cut a straight size 8 as I didn’t want it to be too oversized around my hips.

Also note I’m 5ft9 and have a slightly longer torso than average. This is view A at its unaltered length and you can see it comes to my high hip. So again check the finished garment measurements to check the length before you cut it out.

You can find more photos of both my Gilbert’s on my blog

The Gilbert Top