The Atrax Top is the 28th pattern release from us at Muna and Broad!
This super quick sew takes longer to hem than it does to cut it out and sew the 5 seams on the top! We imagined this minimalist top initiallys as elevated workwear which will work in a variety of fabrics, but I’ve also sewn up some casual Atrax, and even a dress version!
Leila kept talking about making merino Atrax (of course, she made hers in black merino), and I decided that I also needed to whip one up for myself. The pattern uses SO LITTLE FABRIC, so I’ve got decent chunk of fabric leftover for another project.
To lean into the elevated workwear, I’ve paired this merino Atrax with my tencel Willandra Pants and my leather Sevilla Smith shoes. Turns out, it’s tricky to take photos without my velcro greyhound standing in the photos, fortunately his sweater was a good match for the outfit colour scheme!
Although the top is simple, there are some great details that make this an easy wear. There’s a centre-back seam that’s shaped to the top wraps around a back-of-the-neck-hump. The armhole is a great fit- not tight at all on my fat arms, but I’m also not flashing anything. Often sleeveless things don’t wrap around my rather curved back, and I end up with quite a bit of armhole gaping at the back of the armhole because tops don’t wrap around me. I didn’t wear a Banksia Bralette for these photos, but you wouldn’t be able to see it if I did!
Details: I made a straight Size E, which matches up to my full-bust measurement and I made no adjustments.
I don’t work in an office, but this is a combo I would absolutely wear. I’m also thinking about pairing the top shape of this with the Hexham Dress but lengthened into maxi length for a maxi-funnel-neck-cocoon! Stay tuned.