This month’s Cashmerette Club pattern has us twisted with delight! Say hello to the Brattle Top, a simple tee with a twist. Get inspired to sew your own Brattle after feasting your eyes on this array of beguiling Brattle Tops from makers in our community.
The Brattle is a curve-friendly t-shirt with a faced neckline and an inventive twist that creates visual interest without adding bulk. It’s the perfect way to add a little spice to your t-shirt collection! Opt for the Brattle’s short sleeves, or swap in any of the sleeves from the Concord T-Shirt or Carlyle T-Shirt patterns for even more possibilities.
The Brattle Top comes in sizes 0-32 (and works for all Cashmerette cup sizes!) and is available exclusively to Cashmerette Club members. Not a member yet? Join today for as little as $9 USD—cancel anytime.
There are so many ways to personalize this top. Ready, set, go!
Allison’s Brattle Top
Allison’s Brattle Top is both colorful and chic. She chose a bamboo jersey that gives her top a light and drapey feel. In a brilliant orange color, she took a simple tee and transformed it into a bold and stylish top with a cropped look, without the cropped exposure. What a vivacious addition to any wardrobe!
She sewed a size 18 and her measurements are 43” high bust, 48” full bust, 41” waist, and 48” hips.
Allison had this to say about her Brattle Top:
“A simple sew that elevates a simple tee into a stylish top. I love the twist detail, which gives a cropped top feel, without exposing any flesh.“
Check out more of Allison’s makes on Instagram at @alli.sewn.
Sarah’s Brattle Top
Simple and boat-y is how Sarah describes her Brattle Top and we’re loving it! With perfect short sleeves, a neckline that gives boat neck vibes while still covering her bra straps, and a classic fine rib knit, Sarah’s Brattle is a classic neutral yet elevated tee.
Sarah sewed a size 26 graded to 30 for waist and hips. Her measurements are 51.5” high bust, 55” full bust, 49” waist, and 59” hips.
Sarah shared this about her Brattle:
“The Brattle is not my first twist front knit top that I’ve made, but it was definitely the easiest to assemble! The instructions were clear with good illustrations taking the confusion out of the twist. The sleeves are a perfect short sleeve tee length, and the neckline is “boat-y” while still perfectly covering my bra.”
Shawnta’s Brattle Top
Shawnta’s Brattle is clean and fitted with a trendy pop of pattern! An easy sew that resulted in a stunning finished product, Shawnta appreciated the bust-friendly fit and the simple addition of the twist. She chose a patterned jersey that gives her Brattle a contemporary vibe. Paired with jeans or a skirt, this top will take any outfit next-level.
She sewed hers in a size 12 and added 1″ in length. Her measurements are 38” high bust, 44” full bust, 32” waist, and 44” hips.
Shawnta had this to say about her Brattle Top:
“Very cute on trend top for us busty girls! The twist was very easy to sew and the facing gives a nice clean finish to the top.”
Follow along with more of Shawnta’s makes on Instagram at @divinerae.
Emily’s Brattle Top
Emily is in love with the twist front on her Brattle and we have to say, so are we! This take on the Brattle is polished, sophisticated, and stylish while still remaining comfortable. Emily’s office chic Brattle in this softly patterned rayon jersey is breathing new life into classic work attire and we just can’t get enough!
She sewed hers in a size 10 and her measurements are 35” high bust, 37” full bust, 33” waist, and 40” hips.
Emily shared this about her Brattle Top:
“I love the twist front. It saves having to tuck in which is so stylish whilst remaining comfortable. It sits perfectly at the waist.”
Samantha’s Brattle Tops
Samantha loved the Brattle so much that she made 4 different versions! Each version is delightful and unique in its own way and truly demonstrates how you can take this pattern and create a variety of looks and styles that will add dimension and depth to any wardrobe.
“I made 4 Brattles and the twist front was not hard at all to master. The design is excellent to manipulate and I love how the twist front gives the bust fullness without having to sew darts!”
Samantha’s autumn Brattle was made from an autumn patterned lurex found in her stash. It didn’t have as much stretch as suggested, so she sewed it in a size 18 but found it a bit snug around the hips. On this version she added a self drafted cowl drape neckline but kept the back neck as is. She also lengthened the top by adding 3” all around.
Her measurements are 43.5” high bust, 47.5” full bust, 41” waist, and 47.5” hips.
Samantha’s silver Brattle is a shimmery dream that she drafted on the Tobin sweater collar and sleeves and used a foiled knit fabric from her stash. The fabric had less stretch than suggested so learning from the autumn version, she sized up from a size 18 on the top half and graded out to a 22 on the bottom.
Her measurements are 43.5” high bust, 56.5” full bust, 41” waist, and 47.5” hips.
Samantha’s red Brattle was actually just a test run for the silver version but she has absolutely fallen in love with it even though she normally never wears red! Once again she drafted it on the Tobin sweater collar and sleeves and used a firm knit from her stash. This fabric once again had less stretch than suggested so she sewed a size 18 on the top half and graded out to a 22 on the bottom.
She paired her red Brattle with the Elmwood skirt and a pair of metallic stretch denim Ames jeans plus some RTW black pants and the PJ bottoms she made from another brand pattern. Her measurements are 43.5” high bust, 56.5” full bust, 41” waist, and 47.5” hips.
Samantha shared this about her red Brattle:
“I love love love my red Brattle, I never wear red but this top has so much impact I’ll wear it all the time!”
Samantha’s mint and lavender Brattle is brilliantly color blocked by adding seams in the center front and center back and is part of her PJ coordinates. She sewed this version in a size 18 and her measurements are 43.5” high bust, 56.5” full bust, 41” waist, and 47.5” hips.
Kelly’s Brattle Top
Kelly loves that her Brattle top is a basic yet elevated component to her wardrobe. She chose a gorgeous deep green cotton lycra jersey and kept her Brattle classic and beautiful. It’s the perfect foundation for any outfit and she’s already planning to sew more. The more Brattles the better!
She sewed hers in a size 6 with a small bust adjustment. Her measurements are 33” high bust, 34.5” full bust, 28” waist, and 40.5” hips.
Here’s what Kelly had to say about her Brattle:
“The Brattle Top is a true elevated basic that can be completed in an afternoon! The twist without the centre seam is innovative and interesting to sew. I’m already working on a viscose version.”
Anastacia’s Brattle Top
Anastacia’s Brattle Top is a versatile and perfectly patterned masterpiece that she truly made her own. Using a lovely viscose jersey, Anastacia’s Brattle is both simple and stylish. Paired with jeans, slacks, or a skirt, this piece will easily elevate any outfit. She sewed her Brattle in a size 16 and added 2″ in length.
Her measurements are 39” high bust, 43” full bust, 36” waist, and 48” hips.
Anastacia shared this about her Brattle:
“The Brattle is a simple yet stylish top. I love the twist in front and the instructions was very clear and very easy to follow. I omitted the neck facing and just turned it 3/8”under using heat and bond soft stretch. I am very pleased with it.”
See more of what Anastacia is sewing up on Instagram at @tjs_styles.
Kacy’s Brattle Tops
Kacy was inspired to make two versions of her Brattle and we have to say that both of these variations are equally creative and stunning.
She made her beautiful blue patterned Brattle out of a lightweight cotton lycra and shortened it into a cute crop t-shirt with a spectacular fit that hugs her natural waist. This version can be paired casually with jeans or a skirt for a fun yet bold look.
She sewed this version in a size 14. Her measurements are 39” high bust, 47” full bust, 37” waist, and 48” hips.
Kacy also sewed a heavier green french terry version of her Brattle top complete with Carlyle t-shirt sleeves. This top is perfect as a layering piece in cooler weather. The best part for Kacy was that she was able to sew both of these in a few hours. One more reason to love the Brattle!
She also sewed this version in a size 14. Her measurements are 39” high bust, 47” full bust, 37” waist, and 48” hips.
Kacy shared this about her Brattle Tops:
“A lovely easy sew, I put two of these together in a few hours. I shortened the pattern by three inches to turn it into a cute crop t-shirt that hugs my natural waist. My lightweight cotton lycra version is wonderful for wearing casually and my heavier weight french terry Brattle Top was mashed with some Carlyle T-Shirt sleeves as a layering piece for when the weather cools down here.”
Check out more of what Kacy is making over on Instagram at @krakenkacy.
Elise’s Brattle Top
Elise looks ravishing in her bright red Brattle! This bold, clean and contemporary take on the Brattle is giving us all the feels. She chose a red tencel jersey making this the perfect addition to her spring/summer wardrobe. The best part is that she was able to sew this lovely tee in about 2 hours. She has paired it with jeans and a corduroy Elmwood Skirt making this not only a fun summer staple but a versatile piece at that.
She sewed her Brattle in a size 14 and her measurements are 39” high bust, 42” full bust, 32” waist, and 44” hips.
Elise had this to say about her Brattle Top:
“I don’t sew to rush through building my wardrobe but sometimes, a quick make is just the thing. I’m in the middle of a very busy season right now and being able to make this tee in about 2 hours meant I could still be making something and adding to my spring/summer wardrobe. I found the instructions for how to make the twist to be very clear and it all went together well. This was the first time I’ve ever finished a neckline quite like this and I was glad that I had bought a tricot knit fusible interfacing! It makes it lay very nicely. I also styled it with jeans and another Elmwood Skirt in corduroy to which I added patch pockets.”
Check out what Elise is sewing over on Instagram at @fleurdelisedesign.
Tino’s Brattle Top
Tino didn’t let the twist get her twisted up when it came to making her salmon colored Brattle Top. Made with a lovely knit crepe, the Brattle screams sophistication and the structure is flawless. She sewed a size 14 graded to a size 16 in the waist and hips. Her measurements are 41” high bust, 43” full bust, 37” waist, and 48” hips.
Here’s what Tino shared about her Brattle Top:
“This is a great quick sew! The instructions for the front twist were so well done that it was very easy to follow. Make sure you transfer the notches correctly because they really help make this easy when doing the twist detail.”
Bernice’s Brattle Top
A quick sew with a pop of pizzazz for spring is what Bernice was looking for and the Brattle Top fit the bill perfectly. She sewed a size 4 and chose a glint textured plaid print on cotton spandex French terry that gives a pleasing pop of spring color and texture. Her measurements are 33” high bust, 35” full bust, 30” waist, and 37” hips.
Bernice shared this about her Brattle:
“I managed to print, assemble, cut, AND sew this top in 1 afternoon. It was exactly what I wanted…a basic tee but with something extra.”
See more of what Bernice is sewing up on Instagram at @sewbee73
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