Princess Top (Mid Weight Hemp/Tencel)

$94.00 - $116.00
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"I take sustainable fashion seriously. Organic clothing shoppers can rest easy knowing I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted in the US using eco-friendly, nontoxic hemp and Tencel to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
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As a small business, I buy fabric and dye goods in small batches so making color matches can be challenging. My two fabric weights often emerge from the dye bath with subtly different shading. Though the two garments may have slightly different shade values, they still look great together.

When ordering, please let me know if an exact shade match is essential. If I don't have it in stock, I can often match garment shades using fabric from the same dye bath. If I need extra time to cut and sew, I’ll let you know when to expect delivery.

If you are comfortable with garments having similar (but not necessarily exact) shades, there's no need to check the box when placing an order for two or more items of the same color.

Your size/color not in stock? If I have the fabric, I can make it to order. Learn more or send me an email to check availability.
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Gentle princess seams front and back enhance shape without sacrificing comfort. As with all our women’s hemp-Tencel clothing, its handcrafted in the US for genuine sustainability.

  • 8-button closure
  • In-seam darts
  • Collar
  • Bracelet sleeve length
  • Inverted V-shaped vent in the center back
  • Length approximately 21 1/2" to top of back vent
  • Generous fit. If you are between sizes, order the smaller size.
  • Hand-crafted in the USA.


  • Woven Mid Weight 6.2-oz of 55% hemp and 45% Tencel™ (lyocell)
  • Preshrunk: machine wash, tumble or line dry

Mid Weight is a 6.2-oz. square weave with a little more body than our Light Weight fabric*.

Matched sets: If you want your top to match the color of pants or a skirt exactly, it's better to select the Mid Weight. Both weights are soft and comfy and let your skin breathe.

* Shop the Light Weight Princess Top color selection here.

Match your measurements to those shown on the chart, they allow for wearing ease.

Size 00-0 2-4 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-20 22-24
Bust 31-32" 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-41" 42-44½" 45-47½"
Waist 23-24" 25-26" 27-28" 29-30" 31-33" 34-36½" 37-39½"
Hips 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-40" 41-43" 44-46½" 47-49½"

Questions about sizes? Call 541.899.3988

It's crucial to measure yourself to ensure a good fit. Numerical sizes are guidelines but they vary widely from one maker to another. Click here for tips on taking your measurements.

Our sustainable hemp/Tencel fabric blend is easy to care for. To enhance its wonderfully supple hand and keep your clothes looking their best, follow these eco-friendly tips:

  1. Launder in cold water with like colors using an eco-friendly detergent. To preserve original color, launder garment inside out.
  2. We recommend you air-dry your Sympatico clothes to reduce energy consumption.
  3. Because the hemp content may produce wrinkles and develop a somewhat firm hand during laundering and air-drying, tumble your dry clothes in a warm dryer for a few minutes to relax wrinkles and soften the fabric's hand. (Because hemp softens with wear, this step becomes unnecessary as your garment ages.)
  4. Promptly remove clothes from the dryer and let them cool down on hangers.
  5. If needed, touch up collars and hems with a hot iron. To prevent possible shine from a setting that's too-high, iron inside out.
  6. When traveling, roll up your Sympatico clothes then hang them up on arrival. A quick spritz with water will help eliminate wrinkles. (I find spritzing my craft fair inventory on hangers works like a charm for releasing wrinkles that develop during travel.) Hanging wrinkled items in a steamy bathroom is a great alternative to ironing also.

Thanks to hemp's anti-microbial properties you'll probably find that you launder your Sympatico wear less often, reducing the energy your clothes consume.

For more information and eco-friendly laundering tips, see How to Save the Planet - One Washer Load at a Time.

"I take sustainable fashion seriously. Organic clothing shoppers can rest easy knowing I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted in the US using eco-friendly, nontoxic hemp and Tencel to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
Learn more >

Product Reviews

  • 5
    Perfect Princess in Plum Dressing or Casual

    Posted by Kathleen on 29th Jun 2017

    So great to have such a well-styled and comfortable (mid-weight) top with so many outfit options. Much needed to expand my wardrobe. Goes so very well with pieces purchased earlier, too.....seems to be the "code" of Sympatico! I am delighted with this top and other pieces I have. Love that these are designed and made in the USA. The service is personal and efficient!

  • 5
    My New Favorite Top

    Posted by Eileen on 3rd Jun 2017

    I am thrilled with my new top. I ordered the mid weight Princess Top and received it in a couple of days. It is exactly as described. Even in the summer heat of North Carolina I find it to be so comfortable, I imagine I'll be wearing it year round.

  • 4
    Love material & styles

    Posted by P on 20th Dec 2016

    I'm between a medium & large. Looking forward to inseam choices...

  • 5

    Posted by Pp on 8th Nov 2016

    Love the material, style, fit. Works well w/ this 73 yr old body, short, big boobs, not an easy proportion to dress. Will cont to buy your styles & material..understand the hi price but limiting for me...

  • 5

    Posted by Carolyn Brown on 8th Nov 2016

    This not my first Sympatico blouse and I'm sure it won't be the last. The Princess top is beautifully designed and the color (graphite) very rich and warm, way beyond "just dark plain gray." Sympatico's color palette is lovely and the fabric as promised—drapey and not wrinkly.

  • 5

    Posted by Éva Darvas on 15th Sep 2016

    So far I only tried it on: Lovely style, great color (grey), comfy pockets, all in all a very good looking & comfortable skirt. I am debating if I should exchange it & the princess top to the lighter weight material & order a stovetop long pants, thus make it a three piece ensemble.

  • 4
    Beautiful -but watch the sizing

    Posted by Unknown on 24th May 2016

    I love the material (I got the lightweight), the color (Spice), and the cut. A really beautiful top which looks smart! My only caution is on sizing. I ordered the XS (though in most clothing I tend to order between a S & M) and it's quite roomy (beyond the style). My rec would be to order a size down.

  • 5
    Just Right

    Posted by Joan S. on 30th Sep 2015

    The fit, the quality and the price were just right. And I like that it's made in the USA.

  • 5
    My new favorite jacket

    Posted by Carol K. on 16th Sep 2015

    This well-constructed jacket is what I want to wear everyday. It looks great with shorts with or without a tank or with a long skirt. I enjoyed learning from Rose about the sustainability of the fibers at the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair.