Statement sleeves!

A review of Somerset T-shirt

Reviewed by Nina - Talesofthesewingcity on 1st January, 2021

Despite the time it took me to complete (which was all about Covid and my state of mind and not at all about the pattern), the Maven Somerset top is a quick and satisfying make. I’d seen some lovely versions by other makers in the sewing community, and swooned over the amazing bishop sleeves. They really elevate this pattern over a standard long-sleeved top (though you can make a version without the super sleeves too).

I wrote a full review of the making process here: https://talesofthesewingcity.wordpress.com/2020/12/29/statement-sleeves/

However the summary for me would be that if you’re in search of a quick make that will perk up your wardrobe, this is the right pattern to choose. It has literally four pattern pieces (two sleeves, front, back) and if you’re less cack-handed than me (and don’t have to do reams of unpicking) then it comes together very quickly. I’m definitely planning on more …

Nina