I have yet another honeymoon creation to share with you all: the Stitch Witch Atlas Top. This is one of the patterns I tried to express in the weeks leading up to my honeymoon in Italy. This was a super quick and easy project and worth it because I wore it several times during the trip.
Choice of fabric + size
For most of the clothes I made for my honeymoon, I tried to shop my stashes. I had this gorgeous polka dot cotton and linen blend in my stash. I wanted something with body so the back pieces would sit properly. I had also seen a ton of great linen versions on IG, so I knew this would be a safe choice. I was a little nervous that the polka dots would look weird with a seam down the front – but the polka dots are so small I think it's okay.
For the size, I opted for a 4. My measurements are 34, 26, 37 and the measurements for the 4 are 32/25/34. Honestly, I should have measured. I'm not sure why I didn't do it. I think I'm usually a 0, 2 or 4, so my gut reaction was that a 6 or 8 would be too big. The top fit perfectly, but the bust is a little tight and I had trouble getting the top on and off.
Make the top
The High Atlas sews so quickly. I love projects that have a unique, distinct style but are still very easy to sew and this pattern is exactly that. If you can manage a very simple lining (the back pieces are lined) and a front facing, then you can manage this pattern. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
There are two length options and I opted for the shorter length as I usually wear high waisted pants. The shorts were just a little too short for me and I think next time I might try adding an inch of length.
Final Thoughts on the Stitch Witch Atlas Top
Overall, I loved this pattern and the top I made with it. I will make it again, but next time in a larger size. It's an ideal top for a hot day or a vacation. Since I'm moving to LA soon, I'll probably need a few more in my closet!