Beat the Heat in Style

AB Cabo Halter

The CityCraft team is always trying to find ways to beat the heat, and if you have been in the store the last month you’ve seen one way we have accomplished just that! Amy Butler Cabo Halter

Amy Butler’s Cabo Halter provides a cool & cute alternative to the heat.  As usual, Amy’s pattern leaves you with an extremely well-made garment.  It can be tailored to your size to ensure you look top-notch the next time you venture outside.

After making the halter for the front window I knew I had to provide a pattern review considering it was so quick, easy, and fun to make.  So next time you’re in grab the pattern and get after it, you won’t be disappointed!


Pattern Description: Women’s Halter Top

Pattern Sizing: XS-XL (Model Measured at 35 inches and so I did the Small (33 ½ - 35) Fit Perfect. If you want a little wiggle room and are on the larger size of the cutoff go up to the next size. Pattern allows for alterations during construction.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. Don’t get confused with what she calls each fabric piece.  Keep the correct pattern pieces pinned to your fabric when you aren’t using them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Quick Construction, Great Fit, Fun Project

Fabric Used: Brandon Mably- Beaded Tents - Autumn

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: 1)   When you apply the zipper and they have you fold the tape under be sure to fold it in at an angle toward the inside of the garment so that the top edge of the zipper does not show.  This is proper invisible zipper technique but they do not specify this during the construction.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Oh yes! I can’t wait to make one for myself.  Great fit and so simple to make.  Professional finished piece!

Conclusion: A must have for your summer wardrobe.  Sometimes Amy’s patterns take longer than anticipated, but this one was very easy and the project was completed in a very timely manner.  Truly a fun project.