The Teen Spirit Top, George + Ginger Patterns

Sewing The Teen Spirit Top Pdf Pattern in Stretch Fishnet.

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I tested The Teen Spirit Top Pdf Pattern, part of the Goth + Grunge Collection a few years ago and already have a few versions but as it's pattern of the month at George + Ginger I thought I'd try another in a different look. My previous makes have been in t-shirt jersey but I thought I would see what one would look like in stretch fishnet - I imaged wearing it over tank tops or strappy dresses.

The Teen Spirit Top pdf pattern includes the following options:

  • crop or full-length

  • straight, hi-lo or elastic hem

  • hood or neckband

  • short or long sleeves.

The Teen Spirit Top is the perfect basic for all your grunge looks, packed full of options!

Suggested fabric for The Teen Spirit Top is any knit fabric with 50% stretch and adequate drape. The Teen Spirit Top is available in sizes Tween - 5X which is a full bust range of 28.5" - 55.5". The pdf is layered and comes in sizes A4, US Letter, A0 and Projector versions.

The Teen Spirit Top is a very straight forward pattern and takes no time to cut and sew. The instructions and diagrams are very clear and easy to follow making this pattern ideal for a beginner.

Sewing with fishnet isn't as challenging as you'd think but having a serger (overlocker) certainly makes it easier - I used four threads so essentially you're getting two lines of stitching which helpfully secures more fabric and the loopers (which trim and enclose the raw edges) tidy everything up.

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I imagined that I'd leave all the edges raw for a 'grungier' look but when I first tried my Teen Spirit on the neck line was far too wide. Therefore, I cut a neckband from black jersey using the size guide in the pdf pattern of 2" x 26". I really liked the look of this band so I decided to cut bands for the sleeves and hem too.

I'm pleased with the finished look of my Teen Spirit Top. The fit is very oversized - much more so than my previous makes so this must be down to my fabric choice. I think it will be a great option over tops or dresses, adding an interesting layered effect.

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