I AM Patterns - Joy
I Am Patterns' Joy is a seemingly simple top, but the gentle 'puff' at the sleeve head is combined with 3/4 sleeve length, finished with an elastic band, bringing it up to date.
In an effort to reduce paper usage some pattern pieces overlap with each other, so you will need to trace the pattern on paper or using Cloth Edit’s Vilene Light. It is fantastic for tracing patterns, and you can even sew it, which makes it great for fitting. (Note - the overlapping is neither extensive nor hard to discern).
The packaging for I AM Patterns is beautiful but tricky to get into without ripping the lovely gold card that backs the pattern. Our suggestion is to jiggle the pattern down as far as it goes, and neatly cut off the top of the pattern. You will need to snip off approximately 1.75cm, but take care to steer clear of the pattern itself.
Consider cotton, viscose, crepe, light weight denim, poplin, and double gauze.
1″ wide elastic tape:
- Sizes 36/38 = 2x 12”
- Sizes 40/42 = 2x 12 1/4”
- Sizes 44/46 = 2x 12 1/2”
The Joy covers the size range of 36-46. See the last image for measurements.
Level of Difficulty
I AM Patterns indicates that this is a 'simple' pattern and is beginner friendly. The instructions are clear, with step by step illustrations.
I AM Patterns is a very popular French independent sewing pattern company, owned by two sisters: Marie-Emilienne (founder and designer) and Blandine (marketing manager). I AM Patterns’ designs are modern and push the boundaries, but they also include timeless pieces. I hope you enjoy exploring their range.