This Astoria Top by Seamwork patterns is one that I only wore a few times before donating it to my local thrift store.
I was inspired to try this pattern when I found this fun polk-a-dot knit at JoAnn Fabrics last fall. I liked the fabric and it was on major sale, so I picked up a couple of yards with the plan to make a comfy yet “dressy” sweatshirt. I had some Seamwork credits to use and thought the refined silhouette of the Astoria would fit what I was looking for.
I was right…sort of. The Astoria pattern is an easy sew, and I’m all for a quick and easy project! However, even with adding extra inches to the top (3 inches I think) it was still too short for my straight body type. I sewed a size large (my measurements put me in a size medium but I didn’t want it quite that fitted).
Will I make this pattern again? Maybe. I’d have to add more length so it hits about hip length but then I’d have to adjust the waist shaping. If I decide to make another pullover I’ll probably use the Biar T pattern by Megan Nielsen since I love this pattern! However, if you are looking for a cropped sweater pattern, this is a good pattern and easy sew; this style just doesn’t fit my body type and style…my mistake!