Revisiting the Gilbert

A review of Helen's Closet Gilbert Top

Reviewed by Love, Lucie on 5th June, 2023

I’m so pleased I revisited this pattern, Helen’s Closet Gilbert Top, in time for a holiday

I made my previous 2 sleeveless Gilberts a couple of years ago. I was using iron on interfacing at the time and the collars, especially visible on the white one, went bobbly and I couldn’t wear it anymore. Such a shame with all that work!!

This is my new white cotton lawn replacement. An exact replica .

I used Helen’s Closet sleeveless hack again and the previously adjusted pattern pieces. It was a really useful blog post and something I’ll use again when converting sleeved to sleeveless.

My new stripped one is a viscose blend.

The instructions for the pattern and the sleeveless hack are impeccable. The sleeveless hack especially, explains why she does certain things. So you gain knowledge among the way.

All the size and fit details are in my blog post here