DIY Printed Cotton Top.

I’ve been bitten by the Sewing Bug!

There are so many gorgeous fabrics out there, and I think it’ll be fantastic if I could make tops from them.

  • Pattern: Self drafted (with help)
  • Size made: Customised
  • Pattern pieces: 3
  • Fabric: Quilting cotton (100% cotton), 1m length, bought from Lincraft
  • New Techniques: Bias binding, Box pleats
  • Modifications: N/A

This is my first attempt:

1.> Make the pattern (this process actually took weeks, and with lots of help, of course)

DIY red top (1)

2.> Cut out master pattern

DIY red top (2)

3.> Choose fabric (advantage of being short: only need 1m of fabric) and cut fabric using pattern

DIY red top (4)

4.> Painful sewing process: aligning, pinning, stitching, unpicking…etc

DIY red top (5)

5.> The not-so-invisible zip

DIY red top (6)

6.> Bias binding (shop bought…) for neckline and sleeves

DIY red top (7)

7.> Inverted pleat sleeve with contrast binding

DIY red top (8)

8.> Finished result :)

DIY red top (9)

DIY red top (10)

This is so much hard work, but given that I’ve now got the master pattern, I can make as many of them as I wish using yummy fabrics!


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