The very popular Pinnacle Top by Papercut Patterns | Sew Along Tutorial from Sewing Therapy

Hello! It’s Sara here with another tutorial. Today’s tutorial is for the very popular Pinnacle Top by Papercut Patterns. It’s so fantastic that with one pattern you can make three variations of this top. I made Variation 1 and it’s the easiest of the three to make! I love the details of this top that make it so classy, such as no shoulder seams and a deep vee neck. Also, the lower triangle creates a nice drape on the front bodice, which I really love. If you’re in between sizes, I recommend you size down as it is an oversized fit. According to their measurements, I’m between a size 2 and 3. I made a size 3 and it’s a bit too oversized, but I still love it!

My measurements are 33” 28” 36″ and 5’4″ tall.
I made a size 3 with no modifications and it’s a little too oversized so I recommend you size down if your measurement is between sizes.

I made a ring scarf out of the remnant fabric and it goes really well with deep V neck of this top! Here’s a link for How to make a Ring Scarf just in case you would want to try!

Pinnacle Top Pattern from Papercut Patterns:

I used a viscose twill fabric from Blackbird Fabrics! 😊

So, I strongly recommend watching the video if you have things that you couldn’t understand.

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Let’s get started

Seam Allowance
Use 3/8″ seam allowance unless otherwise stated

Pinnacle Top Pattern from Papercut Patterns & Your Choice of Fabrics

Recommended Fabric
Light to medium weight woven fabrics with no stretch

2 Body (Mirrored)
1 Lower Triangle
1 Neck Facing (Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of Neck Facing. It will give the area additional support)

1. Lower Triangle
Lay out the Bodice and Lower Triangle pieces
*I didn’t match the notches but matched by the length

Setting one Bodice piece aside, match the diagonal edges of a Bodice piece and Lower Triangle RST (Right Side Together)
Pin and Sew
Press seam towards Bodice

Lay out the pieces again and match the diagonal edges
Pin and sew
Press the seam towards the Bodice

2. Back Seam
Pin and sew the Bodice pieces together at the back RST

Press the seam towards any side

3. Neck Facing
Sew the center back of the Neck Facing RST
Open the seam and press

Finish the outer seam in your preferred method
Match the notches and pin the neckline of Neck Facing and Bodice RST

Draw the stitch line for V-point
Match the corner points and pin

Match the other notches, pin and sew

Clip the corner
*Cut as close to the stitch as you can, being careful not to cut the stitch
Trim the seam
Clip the curved neckline
*Clipping helps the curved edge sit nice and flat
Press the Neck Facing towards the seam
Understitch starting at one side of the corner and finishing at the other

Make sure the seam is in place under the Neck facing
The stitch doesn’t need to meet at the corner
Flip the Neck Facing into the inside along the stitch and press
Edgestitch/Topstitch from the back to one side of the Front Triangle, repeating for the other side
*I recommend pinning or using Wonder Tape to keep it in place

Make sure both layers lay flat

4. Side Seams
Pin and side seams and sew RST


5. Hem
Serge the sleeve hem

Fold the sleeve, press and edgestitch/topstitch

Serge the hem
Fold the hem, press and edgestitch/topstitch

And that’s Variation 1 of the Pinnacle Top! What did you think? I will see you in the next post! Thanks for reading!

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