Sagebrush Top in a fun print

A review of Friday Pattern Company Sagebrush Top

Reviewed by CSews on 26th June, 2022

I wasn’t sure about the ruffle in the front but I think it works with this fabric. This pattern was easy to make. The instructions are straightforward.

I used a quilt-weight cotton with a soft hand.

The design has you put elastic in the sleeve hem but I didn’t want such puffy sleeves. The front ruffle was enough for me. So I left off the elastic. I also made a slight 1/4″ (~6 mm) square shoulder adjustment. When I made a mock-up in quilt-weight fabric I noticed slight drag lines around the neck.

I cut size L and graded up to size XL in the hips.

I hand stitched sleeve hem and bottom hem. I didn’t want to see any top stitching.

This top has the potential to be too cutesy so I would sew it again only if I found the right fabric. But I have had strangers compliment me on this top. I think they liked the fabric.

If I sew it again, I might change the tie in the back to a button or maybe a loop and button. I don’t really like tying a bow behind my back. I like the idea of replacing the ruffle with piping.

This pattern seems to work on many body types and a range of fabrics. If you like ruffles, this is the top for you. You can see more photos and details of my Sagebrush Top on my blog.