The beloved Montrose Top is the latest to join our growing collection of patterns in our full size range, sizes 0-32! Plus this week only, save 15% on the Montrose pattern using code MONTROSE15 at checkout.
When we first designed the Montrose Top back in 2018, we wanted to make a versatile, easy-to-sew and easy-to-wear woven top that fit a full bust beautifully. Since then, the Montrose has become one of our most popular woven patterns and we’re thrilled to make it available to even more sewists going forward.
The Montrose Top is now available in our dual size ranges, 0-16 and 12-32 (sold separately) with cups C-H included in both ranges. You can get either size range as an instant download PDF pattern or as a beautifully printed pattern that ships anywhere in the world.
(Already own the Montrose in sizes 12-32 but think that our 0-16 size range would suit you better? Keep reading to find out how you can get the new version for no additional cost.)
Special Offer: 15% Off Montrose
To celebrate the Montrose’s new size range, we’re giving you 15% off the Montrose PDF or printed pattern! Use code MONTROSE15 at checkout to take advantage of this rare discount. Offer ends Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT.
The Ideal Woven Tee Pattern for Curves
The Montrose Top‘s design is simple with thoughtful details. It’s specifically designed for curves with the Cashmerette signature multi-cup sizing, bust darts, and side seam shaping. Say goodbye to woven tops that squash your boobs or hang off your shoulders—who needs ’em when you have a tee pattern designed with your body in mind?
The Montrose is now available in sizes 0-16 and 12-32, with cups C-H in both ranges. Additionally, the 12-32 range includes standard and full bicep sleeve options to make sleeve fitting a breeze.
View A of the Montrose Top features a gentle scoop neck, and curved back yoke, with a gently gathered back panel. It comes with a short sleeve, but you can interchange any of the sleeves (short, elbow-length, standard, full-bicep) with either view.
View B is designed for luxe fabrics! We’re big fans of sheer overlay garments, and View B was designed with them in mind, with a jewel neckline, elbow-length sleeves, and a simple back with a keyhole opening at the top. You can also mix and match the fronts and backs to your heart’s desire, and although this view was designed for sheers, you can use opaque fabrics, too.
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…
Ever since we released the Montrose, we’ve heard from dozens of makers about how much they enjoy making and wearing the Montrose. Here’s what a few of had to say about this pattern, in their own words:
“The perfect tee. This was my first Cashmerette pattern, and I was super impressed. I’ve made several, and find myself wearing one multiple days a week.”
“Amazing pattern. I love this pattern, the fit is amazing, the instructions are well written and it is very hackable. I’ve made a couple already and have more planned.”
“I love this pattern. I’m a beginner sewist and turned to this pattern after trying out a few straight-sized top patterns that just didn’t work for my body (especially my I cup and otherwise size 10/12 top half), even with my novice attempts at an FBA. The Montrose pattern changed things. It validated one of my primary reasons for teaching myself to sew in the first place (to make clothes that actually fit my body), and I love that the pattern produces shirts that both fit well and show off gorgeous fabrics. I’ve made a bunch now (with various sleeve details, including petal sleeves which look great), and when I can’t get bust sizing on other patterns to work for me, I just plunk the Montrose bust piece in and adapt the other pattern from there. I highly recommend this pattern (especially for beginner sewists), and I can’t wait to make more. Thanks for making clear, thoughtful patterns that work for so many different bodies!”
“Great basic and more! What more needs to be said—I picked my cup size, printed the full bicep sleeve, graded out to my hips and I now have a TNT pattern that I’ll use over and over again. So simple to fit because Jenny has done all the work for me!“
See more reviews of the Montrose Top here.
Making Your Montrose Top
When you’re ready to sew your first Montrose, check out our free step-by-step photo sewalong for help throughout the whole process—including our best tips for sewing with lace.
After you sew your first Montrose, you’ll want to immediately fill your wardrobe with ’em! Get inspired with our roundup of woven top ideas from ready-to-wear and fabric recommendations, and be sure to check out the hashtag #MontroseTop on Instagram.
How do I know which size I should make?
You can also choose your size from our size charts:
If you end up being in the size 12 – 16 size range, check out this blog post all about the difference between the two size ranges, which has guidance about how to pick between them. Still confused? No problem! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to buy the new Montrose Top in sizes 0 – 16
The Montrose Top in sizes 0 – 16 is available as a printed pattern, or as a PDF which you can print at home or send to a copy shop.
Do you already own the Montrose Top in size 12 – 32, but think the 0 – 16 would be a better fit? No problem! Fill out this form with your order number or proof of purchase and we’ll be happy to send you the new PDF files.