A Review of The Teen Spirit Top PDF Pattern, part of George & Ginger's new Goth & Grunge collection.
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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.
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.
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.
Final Thoughts: definitely a staple pdf pattern to have in your collection.