I have made various Cashmerette patterns and have always liked the result. I am not sure why it took so long to make this one, but I think I thought it was a bit too similar to the top version of the Appleton. In reality. I actually much prefer this top. I like the idea of a wrap top but always find the ties are annoying and look messy – this is a faux wrap so no ties!
Here’s my (unmessy) Cashmerette Dartmouth
I made View B in a size 22 with the E/F block. I added 1.5 inches of length (as is fairly standard for me) and then took it back out again. Looking at the pictures on the Cashmerette site this top is supposed to be really long, but I like it better this length. With most tops these days I just add length, then wait until the end and hem them where I want rather paying any attention to where they are supposed to be hemmed.
I used a print jersey I had in my stash and I can’t remember where it’s from sadly. I love how the crossover gives me an even v-neck and doesn’t cut in under the bust which always feels a bit weird on some wrap tops.
This is the longest sleeve version, as it’s still “winter” here (that’s in air quotes because winter in Sydney is very mild!). I lengthened the sleeves by 1.5 inches, which seems to be just enough.
Not much else to say on this one except I can see many more of these in my future! They are perfect for work or casual wear, and have three sleeve lengths so I can make it for summer too!
All the deets:
Pattern: Cashmerette Dartmouth (View B, long sleeve)
Size: 22 with E/F block
- Added 1.5″ length to the body
- Took some length back out of the body in hemming (by eye)
- Added 1.5″ to the sleeves (only just enough)
Fabric used: I don’t know! Printed iersey from somewhere….
Like it? Wearing it? Yes and yes to both – I will definitely make this again.
Notes for next time:
- Maybe add 2″ to the sleeves – this is a soft fabric
- Quick and easy to sew
- Definitely good to make again