June 1, 2023

Cashmerette Club: Meet the Selwyn Top, the Club pattern for June!

This month’s Cashmerette Club pattern is the Selwyn Top, a pintuck blouse designed for curves! Join Cashmerette Club for as little as $9 to get this pattern.

Imagine this: you’re sitting in a meeting at work but you can’t concentrate on what’s being said because you’re worried your blouse is gaping open.

If you have a big bust, that’s probably not very hard to imagine—you’re likely very familiar with that feeling! When you have big boobs, button-up blouses that fit your curves and don’t gape at your bust are quite hard to come by, and it’s one reason why many of us turn to sewing. But most sewing patterns are drafted for smaller cup sizes, so those often don’t fit either.

So say goodbye to gaping and hello to your new favorite blouse with the Selwyn Top, this month’s Cashmerette Club pattern. The Selwyn is a woven blouse designed for a gape-free fit for curves and features shoulder princess seams and stylish pintucks, plus an optional over-the-shoulder ruffle that forms a small cap sleeve. Want even more sleeve options? You can mix and match the Selwyn with the Vernon Shirt’s two sleeve options and top it off with the Vernon’s chic covered button placket.

The Selwyn Top comes in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H and is available exclusively to Cashmerette Club members. Not a member yet? Join today for as little as $9 USD—cancel anytime.

Ana is wearing View B in a size 12 E/F graded to a 14 at waist and hip. Her measurements are high bust 38″, full bust 41″, waist 34″, and hip 44.5″, and she is 5′ 4”.

Jenny is wearing View A in a size 18 G/H. Her measurements are 43″ high bust, 47″ full bust, 39″ waist, and 44″ hips, and she is 5′ 6″.

Michelle is wearing View A with the Vernon sleeves in a size 22 E/F graded to a 26 at the waist and a 24 at the hip. Her measurements are 48″ high bust, 51″ full bust, 46″ waist, and 54″ hips, and she is 5′ 6″.

Meet the Selwyn Top

Stitch up something special with the Selwyn Top! Designed for curves, comfort, and style, the Selwyn features:

  • Bust-friendly fit with shoulder princess seams and cup sizes C-H
  • Stylish pintucks create a beautiful texture
  • Chic banded collar that sits at the base of the neck and is flanked by a grown-on front yoke
  • Go sleeveless or add the optional over-the-shoulder ruffle that forms a small sleeve cap, or use either of the Vernon’s sleeve options
  • Hem that hits at high hip, great for wearing tucked or untucked
  • Finish it off with a traditional button placket, or use the Vernon’s covered button placket for next-level sophistication

The Selwyn is rated advanced beginner, and you can sew your first Selwyn with confidence thanks to our free Selwyn sewalong!

The Selwyn is designed for light- to mid-weight woven fabric such as cotton lawn, linen, or rayon.

A big thanks to our friends at Atelier Brunette for gifting us the fabric for Michelle and Jenny’s Selwyns! Michelle is wearing an Atelier Brunette viscose and Jenny is wearing an Atelier Brunette viscose modal. Ana is wearing a Selwyn in a stretch poly crepe from Emma One Sock.

Mix and Match with the Vernon Shirt

Expand your blouse collection by mixing and matching your Selwyn with sleeves from the Vernon Shirt!

The Selwyn includes a sleeveless option and an over-the-shoulder cap sleeve ruffle, but you can also use the Vernon’s traditional sleeve with a narrow cuff or its trendy lantern sleeve with a wide cuff.

You can also use the Vernon’s covered button placket on the Selwyn. (And we have a free video tutorial showing you how to sew it.)

All this month, Cashmerette Club members get 30% off the Vernon Shirt! 

Michelle is wearing the Selwyn Top with the Vernon’s traditional sleeves.

The Vernon Shirt

Fabric Requirements and Finished Garment Measurements for the Selwyn Top:

Here are the fabric requirements for the Selwyn Top:

If you want to use the Vernon sleeves. here is how much additional fabric you’ll need:

And here are the finished garment measurements:

15% off Sewing Studio

Our friends at Sewing Studio want to help you create your dream Selwyn with 15% off fabric throughout the month of June!

Sewing Studio is an online fabric shop with a passion for high quality garment fabric and notions and a focus on deadstock fabrics and sewists’ favorites. Sewing Studio is based in Portland, Oregon, and ships to the US and internationally (upon request).

Members—you can head to the Club dashboard to get this Club-exclusive discount code. Not a member? Sign up today!

Also New in the Club this Month: Masterclass & Live Event

Club members in the Plus and All Access tiers get a new fitting masterclass every month! This month, Jenny is diving into neckline adjustments. An ill-fitting neckline can throw off an otherwise beautifully fitting garment, so Jenny’s showing you how to improve your necklines with fitting techniques and helpful shortcuts.

Plus and All Access members also get access to this month’s live event. This month, we’re talking all about cutting fabric: a basic step of the sewing process and yet such a crucial one to get right! So you won’t be surprised that Jenny has a lot to say on the matter, and she’s ready with her tips and tricks for starting your project off with a great cut.

Head to the Club dashboard to learn more and register to attend. Can’t make it live? This event will be recorded and shared with members afterward.

We can’t wait to see what you make with this pattern! Join Cashmerette Club today to download the Selwyn Top and get started sewing instantly.

(Joining after June 2023? You’ll need to sign up at the All Access level to get the Selwyn Top.)

2 thoughts on “Cashmerette Club: Meet the Selwyn Top, the Club pattern for June!

  1. Camille says:

    Hi ! I think there is a tiny mistake in yardage requirements for Vernon sleeves.
    Additionnal yardage in meters is more important with 1.40 m wide fabrics than with 1.15 m ones.

    1. Ayelet says:

      Thanks for catching this! We’ve fixed the chart.

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