Wow, thank you all so much for your support and purchases of my new VNA Top pattern! I know many of you like to see how patterns look on a real person so I’ll be sharing the versions I made with you over the next few weeks. As with my Duathlon Shorts, I like to mix things up and use local athletes as models, both so that you’re not always just looking at me (boring!) but also to highlight what total badasses these ladies are!
For this pattern I was totally lucky to bag my friend Anne to model for me! Anne was big into roller derby for a number of years, has competed in triathlons and standalone open water swims, ran her first full marathon last year, and is at yoga and spin classes pretty much every night (seriously – she makes me look lazy!).
Here she’s wearing a VNA Top I made from a purple ponte jersey so you can see how well it works both as casual wear with jeans, but also when it’s made in just one solid colour!
Anne is wearing size Small here, and you can get a better look at the top itself once we moved out of the dappled shade of the trees and into the sunshine!
The neck and shoulders are all finished with bands, which are overlapped to give nice, sharp corners (don’t worry – I’ve included illustrations to make this easy!).
Also new for this pattern – I’ve included illustrations showing how to make common fit alterations, so if you need more room in the bust or hips, or more length, it’s much quicker to do!