Pattern // Vogue 1247
Fabric // Silk crepe de chine from here.
I feel like I've had this pattern in the stash forever. Actually it may have been the virgin 'adult' pattern purchase. I fell a bit in love with Sallieoh's version and then discovered some of its beautiful cousins, see Closet Case Files, Crab and Bee, Cloth Habit. Now if, like me, you're a girl that likes your tops a bit slouchy, with interesting details (a geometric pieced front section), a mid length sleeve and some cuff action then this one's for you. Best of all, are the finishes. The pattern has french seams, a bias finished neckline and faced sleeves. Things I never used to give a shit about, but am coming to appreciate, deeply.
Sallieoh for this genius), you will find that you can easily size down at least one or two sizes and still end up with a loose fitting top instead of a sloppy ill fitting top. But if its a poncho your heart desires then who I am to judge. Now, if you'd sat me down and said Sophie, you probably should muslin that front section, I would have told you where to go. I figured the best chance for a decent sizing guestimate was measuring and re-measuring and trying on roughly pinned pattern pieces until I felt fairly confident. I sized down two whole sizes to an 8. To keep some length I added approx 3/8" in length and cut the sleeves to the size 10 length. The sleeves could be longer but overall the fit is ace.