With the kids in school, some of us lucky moms find ourselves with a little more selfish sewing time and I'm planning to take full advantage. I started with two Piko Tops from EYMM (*affiliate link).
The first Piko I made is with this knit that I purchased from Imagine Gnats last spring. It's thicker than I'd normally use for this style of top, but I have a lot of it so I figured it could be a wearable muslin.
I made a size L even though my hips and bust are closer to the XL size knowing that the finished measurement chart more closely matched the L for how I'd like this top to fit. I don't love to wear large flowy tops as they tend to tent out on my shape with a large bust and hip, so I normally will use my upper bust measurement to pick the size which is closer to a M. L helped to split the difference.
I still felt the L was bigger than I would like AND the 3/4 sleeve didn't work for me so with this thinner knit I shot for a M with a long sleeve. This is MUCH closer to a fit I am comfortable with and I will make more using the M for sure.
There's still plenty of room for the piko style, but the snug long sleeve and tighter neckline make me feel more balanced and much less tent-like.
With sizing from XS to 5X you can definitely find the size that's right for you with this Piko Top (*affiliate link). And the best part about it is how quickly it sews together! With the second version I dropped my girl at kindergarten at 8:50am, was home and cutting the pattern out in the M size by 9am, sewed it together immediately, and was done and wearing it at a scheduled meeting by 10am. That alone is worth the price of admission, right?
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