This is a pattern for a close-fitting, sleeveless workout top inspired by a 1930s Vionnet evening gown. It features a front V-neck, curved under bust seam, and distinctive angular seaming in back. Neckline and armhole edges are finished with binding, and there are no side seams.
Note that this pattern requires stretch jersey fabric with good recovery – it is drafted with negative ease (the finished garment will be 90% of body measurements)! If you are making this for casualwear, it is recommended you make one size larger than indicated above for increased wearing ease.
1cm (3/8in) seam allowances are included throughout. A 2cm (3/4”) hem allowance is also included. Due to the unorthodox seamlines, I have also includes diagrams showing how to make common fit adjustments to this pattern (in addition to my usual illustrated instructions!).
This pattern is designed and tested to print onto both A4 and US Letter paper, and uses 12 pages for the pattern. A “Print at Copy Shop” version is available upon request.
I am a long-distance runner and also a sewist – I’ve long been disappointed by the quality and fit of exercise clothing available on the market, so I’ve been sewing my own for the past few years – even running two full marathons in my own leggings! All my digital sewing patterns have been road-tested by myself and a team of fellow fit sewists.