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The Sinclair Cachet

I've made this pattern six times and counting... I figured it was about time to write about it!

This is one of my favorites by Sinclair Patterns. Who am I kidding? All of her patterns are my favorites! 😉


Okay... so I've actually only made three of these for myself. The other three are for my sister but they count in the total six, right? I still sewed them. 😉

Do you have any favorite patterns, ones that are just reliable, and you can go back to them again and again and never get tired of them. This one has some options, but not a ton, but it's still so fabulous, such a "staple" you might say.

Why do I love this pattern so?

It's FAST. Yeah- I like quick sews because I just don't have a ton of time to devote to sewing, and I like to actually get things finished. It doesn't have inset sleeves... more of an extended shoulder line/ cap sleeve. Two shoulder seams, two side seams, neckband, and hems. That's it. FAST. Like you want something new for this afternoon kind of fast.

The FIT is AWESOME. I love the fit. I still remember when I made my first Sinclair Pattern -- it was the Betty Dress. (Read my post about it as well.) And it fit so well that I just couldn't stop. I've made several now, and have several more that I want to try. The fit of this pattern is no exception - they're all wonderful.

The DRAFTING -- Did you know that Oxana drafts for different heights? This one doesn't actually affect me much because I am an average height, but I love that she does this anyway. She does extra work so that you don't have to! Most likely you won't need any shortening or lengthening adjustments for this pattern (or most of Sinclair's patterns) because they are already drafted separately for petite, average, or tall. Isn't that nice?

It's EASY TO WEAR! I've worn mine with jeans, with yoga pants at home, or even a skirt or dress pants for church. You can really dress it up or down without changing a thing.

A few OPTIONS! So there aren't a TON of options, but still enough to keep you from getting bored! You can make just a basic, quick tee, or you can choose to color-block it. Then there are three pockets you can choose from if you want!

How pretty is my sister in this color-blocked version?!
You can LAYER it! I know... it doesn't have sleeves, and it's perfect for summer, but it's also perfect for fall! Wouldn't this be cute under a cardigan? I may need to sew up a couple of cardigans to match my cachets so I can keep using them when it cools off!!

Perfect for DIFFERENT FABRIC TYPES! I've made four of the tops from this pattern using DBP. DBP is a favorite for me. I love sewing it. I love how it drapes. I love how soft it is. And it's available in a ton of beautiful prints. I've also made two of them in Bamboo/Spandex. They are so soft, drapey, and breathable - perfect for the Louisiana heat! I think the fit would even be fine in a more structured cotton/lycra... I may have to try that in a solid!

The PRICE - Sinclair Patterns have some of the best prices for PDF patterns around! Even not on sale, you can get this beauty at $8.99, but I've noticed that Oxana regularly discounts a few patterns on her website, so you don't want to miss out on those! 🙂 They're all wonderful, reliable patterns.

1 YARD! I can sew my size using 1 yard of fabric (or color block with 2 half-yard cuts), which I LOVE! It's nice for when you have that perfect fabric, but not much of it 😁

So head on over and check out Sinclair's Website here:

Then Go check out My FAVORITE top pattern here:

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