The Teen Spirit Top

A Review of The Teen Spirit Top PDF Pattern, part of George & Ginger's new Goth & Grunge collection.

Teen Spirit Top George and Ginger Patterns

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The Teen Spirit Top is a dolman sleeved tee with many options. The designer describes it as:

... the perfect basic for all your grunge looks, packed full of options! Choose from cropped or full-length, straight or hi-lo hems, elastic version, hood or neckband and short or long sleeves! So many decisions!

I chose to make the cropped, straight hemmed, short sleeve version. I imagined that I would be able to wear it in the summer and also layer it over a turtle neck in cooler months.

Teen Spirit Top George and Ginger Patterns

Suggested fabric for the Teen Spirit is any knit with 50% stretch and adequate drape - I really wanted this stripe fabric but it wasn't very wide and after washing it was even narrower! Hence I had to add a black border to the bottom but I like the look this gives.


George and Ginger patterns are drafted for 5'6" so I took an inch out of the paper pattern. This is very easy to do and there are instructions to help with shortening and lengthening.

Teen Spirit Top George and Ginger Patterns

I was nervous about making a crop top but I'm actually really pleased with the outcome. I think I'll make many more utilising the different versions. A great pattern to have in your collection.


The Teen Spirit Top is part of the Grunge Starter Pack Collection. It can be purchased individually here or bundle up to save.


Final Thoughts: definitely a staple pdf pattern to have in your collection.

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