Introducing my new favorite winter top, Geodesic by Blueprints for Sewing. This pattern is so interesting, the shirt front and back bodice are made entirely of triangles. (Perfect for all my quilter friends out there!!). It is so fun to put together! I picked up my pattern over at Indie Sew, and used a thick maroon ponte knit from a local shop here in Salt Lake City, specifically Sugar House area called Tissu Fine Fabrics. (It’s a charming little shop with some really great quality garment specific fabrics, and they are always so kind to my kids too.)
I made a size A/B, closest to my measurements. I really struggled with deciding what size to make. The pattern instructions advise to size up one size for a looser fit and I didn’t want it to be too fitted. I ended up NOT sizing up and I’m so happy I didn’t. I love the fit of the size closest to my measurements. It’s not too fitted at all, just right.
The pattern isn’t too difficult to put together. Just make sure to pay close attention to the grainline of your triangles as you are sewing them together. The pattern instructions are easy to understand and follow. I ended up using my regular sewing machine over my serger, I just felt like I had more control keeping my points lined up with my sewing machine, but a serger would work great too.
Back to my points! So like I already mentioned, I used a pretty thick ponte knit fabric. I love how thick it is to wear, it’s so cozy. BUT it does make getting perfect points a little tricky, so don’t look too closely! 😉 If you do end up using a thicker fabric, just make sure to trim your seam allowances really well!
Over all, I’m thrilled with this top. I’ve worn it out “in the wild” a few times and always get compliments on it. I love how unique this design is. And yeah, I’ve totally been keeping track of who I where it around because I wear this top so often. It’s really great for three seasons out the year here in Utah, so it’s a really great addition to my wardrobe, and I’m sure there will be more in my future!
Now, go grab one for yourself! Happy Sewing!
8 thoughts on “Geodesic”
Love your top Sara! I reminds me of Sandra Betzina’s “puzzle pants” that I’ve made several times and wear OFTEN. It does read like a fun project on a snowy Saturday 🙂
Love the fit of this on you! Do you mind sharing your measurements? I have this pattern and my fabric all prepped, but can’t decide which size to make either! I am waffling between the A/B and the C/D too…I want it to be loose and comfy, but not overly big and baggy! I was all set to make the A/B, but got nervous when she said to size up!
Thanks! I know how you feel! I spent way too much time going back and forth. My bust is 32 1/2″, Waist is 26 1/2″, Hips 33 1/2″. Good luck!
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Thanks so much for sharing Sarah! Based on your measurements and how it looks, I think I will size up! I’m short and squatty compared to you!
This is such a lovely top! What a clever pattern too. I’m a recent quilting convert & would love to combine both my sewing loves like this!
I love this so much!
Wow! I loved this sweater before, but since you sewed it, I´m knid of obsessed with it! The color you chose is perfect, and is the kind of color I would have chosen, I adore it. For sure I have to give this pattern a try. Thank you so much for sharing and for inspiring me again!
Tones of kisses!