Seamwork Aberdeen (Make Nine finish!)

I have had a Seamwork subscription since it started, but haven’t used it as much as I would like. I have made a few things (enough to keep it), but have always had certain patterns on the list and never got around to making them. I have no idea why this is the case, because everything I have made has fitted well, been well drafted and turned out as expected.

To encourage myself, I included using my Seamwork subscription as one of my MakeNine for 2020. I am happy to report that Seamwork Aberdeen is a roaring success.

The author is sitting in a yard with plants behind her.  She is wearing a red v-neck top and holding a coffee.  She is looking at the camera and smiling.

This is the first version I made. I used a Tencel, Cotton, & Modal Sweater Knit from Blackbird Fabrics in colour Oxblood. This fabric is wonderfully soft and drapey, without being overly warm – perfect for Sydney.

I love this top. The fit is good, it’s easy to wear and the sleeve length is good also. The only issue is that my back gets a bit cold sometimes with the v at the back.

I liked it so much, I made another in a different fabric to see the result:

I used something more like a usual t-shirt fabric for this one -it’s a bamboo stretch french terry from Mood, in a colour called Moroccan Blue. It’s not as good as with the drapey fabric for the red one – and the hem has a tendency to roll if I don’t press it (as you can see). This gives a more casual look which isn’t bad, just different!

I am already declaring this a TNT and have plans for more 🙂

All the deets:

Pattern: Seamwork Aberdeen

Size: 2X graded down some in the hips


  • 2″ of length added
  • Grading down around the hips by eye

Fabric used: Tencel, Cotton, & Modal Sweater Knit from Blackbird Fabrics in colour Oxblood and Bamboo stretch french terry from Mood in colour Moroccan Blue.

Like it?  Wearing it?  Yes and Yes!

Notes for next time: 

  • VERY quick to make
  • Definitely making again – already made twice
  • Maybe with a round neck at the back next time?