August 9, 2021

“Ahead of the Curve”: Introducing the Kersoe Top


Wow, we’ve had such an amazing response to the announcement of the first two patterns, the Stanway Top and Magna Pants, from my forthcoming book, “Ahead of the Curve”, that I’m psyched to share the third with you – it’s the Kersoe Top!


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Not pre-ordered yet? There’s still time. You can pick up “Ahead of the Curve: Learn to Fit and Sew Amazing Clothes for your Curves” from us or your local bookseller, or indeed anywhere that sells books! Every pre-order makes a huge difference to the success of the book, so if the Kersoe has tickled your fancy, now’s the time to place that order! As with all the patterns in the book, it’s available in sizes 12 – 32, cup sizes C – H – and it’s available exclusively in the book, and won’t be sold separately.

Miranda is wearing a Kersoe Top in printed sateen from Nerida Hansen

The Kersoe is an eminently wearable sleeveless woven top that’s been a summer staple for me the last two years (phew, book-writing takes a long time!). It’s got a gorgeous V neck in the front and back, and it’s totally clean finished at the neckline. How? It’s all thanks to a half lining inside which ends just below the boobs!

If you can’t stand bias binding or you’re a beginner looking for something easy, the Kersoe Top is a fantastic option – the half lining is very fast to put together, and you get an ultra-professional clean look as a result. Plus, the straps are totally bra-friendly without being frumpy.

The Kersoe Top is another true workhorse when it comes to fitting in the book. It’s used to teach you about darted Full Bust Adjustments and Small Bust Adjustments, tons and tons of dart-related techniques (shortening and lengthening, lowering and raising, splitting and rotating, and more!), how to deal with sloping shoulders, a gaping neckline…. and more! Let’s just say supermodel Miranda was very patient with lots and lots of “before” and “after” shots!

So that’s three patterns revealed, two more to go… and yes, I’m wearing one of them on the cover! I finally got my first copy of the book and it was a pretty amazing moment – I can’t wait for you all to get yours, too.

4 thoughts on ““Ahead of the Curve”: Introducing the Kersoe Top

  1. Maggie Lewin says:

    I am SEW excited about this book – cant wait for my copy – love this top – I can see it hacked into a longer swingy tunic or dress as well.

  2. Renate Nöhren says:

    I have pre-ordered the book, of course. And yes it is available here in Germany. I can’t wait. I love the patterns you have introduced so far. I am very excited to get my copy.

  3. Margie says:

    Hurry! What took so long? I can’t wait until October.

  4. Frau Leo says:

    Another lovely pattern and gorgeous model! I’m sure I’m not the only one making Autumn/Winter sewing plans that include patterns from the book! (the Kersoe might have to wait until next spring)

Let me know what you think!