View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternDraped top Garments This top by Amanda Walker is an all occasion style solution. Choose a drapey, semi-sheer fabric such as georgette or crêpe to make it move beautifully. This shorter length style is suitable for a weekend lunch date, for the office worn with a blazer, or add heels to take it through to evening. It can also be stitched with less than a metre of fabric – what’s not to love! Login to downloadEssentialsMain fabric, 70cmContrasting fabric, 50cmDimensions ListSmall, medium, largeCutting guideFront top, cut one on foldBack top, cut one on foldSleeve cuffs, cut two rectangles: small, medium, large, 20cm x 45cmBase cuff, cut a rectangle: small, 20cm x 93cm, medium, 20cm x 99cm, large, 20cm x 105cmUse a 1.5cm seam allowance, excluding the neck edge.Sew a draped top1 Download the pattern. Use to cut out a front and back top on the fold from main fabric. Using a scrap of the same material, cut a 4cm x 75cm bias strip to fit around the neckline. Fold and press in 1cm on either side or use a bias binding folder.2 Neaten the edges of one of the shoulder seams by overlocking or zigzag stitching. Match the back and front shoulder seams together, then stitch one side with a 1.5cm seam allowance. Press open.3 Open one side of the bias strip and position it around the right side of the neckline. Pin in place, then stitch along the fold line. Fold the strip over onto the wrong side and position the remaining folded edge over the stitching line. Pin and edge stitch in place sandwiching the raw edge inside.4 Trim away any excess binding at the edges of the shoulders. Sew the remaining shoulder seam together as before, sealing the ends of the binding at the beginning of the seam. Neaten the edges of the side seams by zigzag stitching or overlocking. Match, pin and then stitch them together with a 1.5cm seam allowance.5 Cut two 20cm x 45cm sleeve cuff rectangles from a contrasting fabric, we used jersey. Fold one in half matching the two short ends together, pin then stitch with a 1.5cm seam allowance. Fold and match the long edges, wrong sides together. Match the raw edges of the cuff and sleeve, right sides together.6 Stitch the cuff to the sleeve with a 1.5cm seam allowance. Neaten by either zigzag stitching or overlocking. Repeat for the remaining sleeve. Cut the appropriate size rectangle of contrast fabric for the base cuff, and attach to the base as for the sleeves. Other Popular Makes... Easy floral hot water bottle coverPatchwork & QuiltingDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)When the weather gets nippy, cosy up with Jenny Arnott’s hot floral Lizzie TunicGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The simple silhouette of this outfit by Julia Claridge is ideal for spring and summer wardrobes. Sewn in a beautifully Pyjama bottomsGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Patterned trousers are no longer restricted to nightwear, as fun and funky designs brighten the high street teamed with simple Flora Pyjama SetQuick makesDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Making PJs should be just as easy as wearing them, like this cute floral combo by Corinne Bradd – which even Liberty HedgehogAnimals Children ToysDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The crowning glory of this cuddly hedgehog by Cheryl Owen is its soft and tactile shaggy spines. They are easy Stuart Hillard’s Garden Tote and KneelerGifts Home makes Outdoors Sewing BeeDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)With the arrival of spring, many will be preparing to get out in the garden for some much-needed maintenance after PopularRecent Easy floral hot water bottle cover Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Retro Mixtape Cushion Tweed Chicken Doorstop Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Sewing Bee Shift Dress Wiggle Dress Easy floral hot water bottle cover Lizzie Tunic Pyjama bottoms Flora Pyjama Set Liberty Hedgehog Stuart Hillard’s Garden Tote and Kneeler No-Pattern Button Skirt Draped jersey top Nautical Doorstop Tissue Pouch Bowling Set No-pattern dressing gown 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.