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Princess Top (Mid Weight)

$86.00
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About Exact Color Matches

As a small business, I buy fabric and dye goods in small batches. Making an exact color match can therefore present challenges at times. Although my two fabric weights may have been dyed at the same time, they will emerge from the dye bath with slightly different shading. Often these differences are very subtle and though the two garments may have slightly different shade values, they will still look great together.

When ordering items you plan to wear together, please let me know if an exact shade match is essential. Often I can match garments using extra yardage I include in each dye lot. If fabric is available, I can cut and sew a matching item to complete your outfit. Of course that takes extra time. I will let you know if making your matched set will take extra time and when to expect delivery if part of it must be specially cut and sewn.

If you are comfortable with garment colors that have similar shades but differing values, please be sure to check the "No Thanks" box when placing an order for two or more items of the same color.

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Gentle princess seams front and back enhance shape without sacrificing comfort. A collar, bracelet sleeve length and a v-shaped vent in the center back make this top a favorite. Length approximately 21 1/2" to top of back vent. Generous cut. If you are between sizes, order the smaller size.

Hand-crafted in America using a sustainable blend of woven Mid Weight 55% hemp and 45% Tencel™ (lyocell) that's preshrunk and easily machine washed and tumble or line dried. Mid Weight is a 6.2-oz. square weave with a little more body than our Light Weight fabric*.

If you want your top to match the color of pants or a skirt exactly, it's better to select the Mid Weight since all the pants and skirts are cut in that fabric. Both weights are soft and comfy and let your skin breathe.

* Shop Light Weight Princess Tops here.

"I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted using sustainable methods and materials to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
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Match your measurements to those shown on the chart, they allow for wearing ease.

  XXS XS S M L XL XXL
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 hugely from one maker to another. Click here for tips on taking your measurements.

Easy, Eco-Friendly Care

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.
  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.

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  1. Top Quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Aug 2017

    Dear Rose ~ I just want you to know that I absolutely LOVE my Princess top in the purple/eggplant color. It's gorgeous. The fit is perfect and the attention to detail - both on the outside as well as inside - is so professional. I had to return my first one to you for a different size and it came back to me so fast. Your customer service is sterling.
    Thank you so much for all you do.

  2. An altogether splendid top. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jul 2017

    This top is lovely. The quality of the fabric is excellent. I'm a sewer and I respect the construction. The styling is flattering and luckily it fits perfectly. I will buy from Sympatico again.

  3. Perfect Princess in Plum Dressing or Casual 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!

  4. My New Favorite Top 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  5. Love material & styles 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Dec 2016

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

  6. Finally 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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...

  7. A+ 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  8. Lovely! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  9. Beautiful -but watch the sizing 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  10. Just Right 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Sep 2015

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

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Matching lightweight tops with midweight pants or skirts

Midweight and lightweight fabrics vary subtly in how they take dye. Even though your outfit may be from the same dye bath, one piece may be darker than the other.

If you prefer an exact match with no variations in color values, order the midweight for both garments.