I am a sucker for a good wrap top, and there have been many versions in my wardrobe over the years. So when I saw the Coppelia Top by Papercut Patterns, I jumped in and bought the pattern. It comes in two styles, a cropped ballet wrap cardigan and a longer faux wrap with a waistband. I opted for the latter version, I think I'm a bit old for cropped styles now.
It is a very easy and clear to follow pattern, and sews up quickly. Unfortunately, I suspect my fabric choice, which even though it's a lightweight knit - a merino/spandex blend, may not have enough stretch for the pattern to work successfully. The neck band seems quite loose, this is possibly where the extra stretch is required. I also feel that this version is a wee bit short on me in both the arms and body, so would lengthen it by a couple of inches and/or make a deeper waist band when I attempt it again.
Since constructing the Coppelia top, I have spent some time online (quiet day at work) reading other blogger's thoughts on this pattern, it seems I'm not the only one to have a gaping neckband (it sounds as though I really need to stretch the neckband out a lot when sewing it on) and I don't appear to have a problem with batwing sleeves like a lot of other bloggers have.
My Coppelia top is still definitely wearable, so I'll just keep it to wear as a light weight layer for my winter yoga classes, and hope that version two fits better.