View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternAnnette Wrap Top Garments Stitching a made-to-measure top like this wrap by Amanda Walker will result in a perfectly fitting garment every time, from just a couple of simple calculations. If you’ve never worked with chiffon before, its a good idea to stabilise it temporarily with tissue paper or a starch spray while you work. Alternatively, this top would look great stitched from any lightweight fabric with good drape.EssentialsChiffon*Dressmaking paper*Amount required depends on size. A size 10 (70cm waist) used 1.7m (1.2m wide)SizesCustom-sizedDimensions ListFront: cut two 58cm x (waist ÷ 2 + 42.5cm) pieces from fabricBack: cut one 58cm x (waist ÷ 4 + 40cm) piece each from fabricTie: cut two 30cm x 1m strips from fabric1.5cm seam allowance used unless otherwise stated.1 Cut out all pieces according to the cutting guide and cut dressmaking paper to half the size of the back piece. Measure 11cm across from the top left and mark, then repeat 2cm down from the same corner. Draw a gentle curve between these points for the back neckline. Measure 14cm down from the top-right corner, then join this to the side of the neckline with a straight line for the upper sleeve.2 From the bottom of the upper sleeve, measure down half of your lower arm measurement plus 4cm, then go 3cm in from the edge. Draw a straight line from here to the upper sleeve, plus a 6.5cm one at a right angle to this. From the bottom left corner, measure a quarter of your waist measurement plus 2.5cm, then mark. Draw an 18.5cm straight line up from this point, then a gently curved line from there to the end of the sleeve.3 Fold the back fabric piece in half, right sides together, then place the paper template on it with the neckline next to the fold and cut out the back of the top. Place the front pieces right sides together, then reuse the template to cut the sleeves and sides from both. Measure 30cm up along the uncut side, then draw a gentle curve from this point to the top of the sleeve. Cut both pieces to create a pair.4 Match the shoulder and sleeve of one front to the back piece, right sides together, then pin and stitch. Repeat with the second front piece. Neaten the seam allowances, close to the stitching line, then press them towards the back of the top. Match the 30cm edges of a tie and front piece, wrong sides together, then stitch 5mm from the edge. Turn right sides together and repeat to create a French seam.5 Match the lower arm and side seams on the left-hand side, right sides together, then stitch. Repeat for the right, but leave a 10cm gap beginning 7.5cm up from the base for the tie. Fold back the seam allowance at the gap, neaten, then stitch in place. Neaten the rest of the seam allowances, then press towards the back. Switch to a rolled-hem machine foot and hem around the neckline, ties, base and sleeve cuffs. Other Popular Makes... Stefani BlouseGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)This loose-fitting top pattern works well in virtually any fabric, but when stitched in the elegant triple crepe used by Lisa Top and SkirtGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Both boxy tops and pencil skirts can be difficult to style individually, but together they create a balanced silhouette. Amanda Sheena PantsGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Stylish and versatile, harem pants can easily be dressed up or down and this flattering design by Amanda Walker allows Ria Shift DressDresses GarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The real wow-factor of this garment, designed by Julia Claridge, lies in the texture and slight sheen of the stretch Adele Pencil SkirtGarments SkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are the sweetest, like this figure-hugging stretch skirt by Amanda Walker. Clara Wrap DressDresses GarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Combining comfort and style, this lovely design by Amanda Walker features a flattering bodice with sweet cap sleeves and a PopularRecent Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Retro Mixtape Cushion Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Sewing Bee Shift Dress Tweed Chicken Doorstop Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Roger reindeer Make a festive toy Stefani Blouse Lisa Top and Skirt Sheena Pants Ria Shift Dress Adele Pencil Skirt Clara Wrap Dress Shakira Party Dress Annette Wrap Top Eve Dress Fabric Christmas Crackers Millie Throw Cross-over Bag Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.