Aug 2020
Aug 2020

Sewing Pattern

No-pattern top

Sew Plus
fb-big twitter-big email-big pin-big
 Login to download

This beautiful top couldn't be easier to stitch up, and creates a flattering sillouhette. Made from a floaty fabric it drapes beautifully, and can be accessorised to suit any occasion. Make it in any colour or print you choose and get ready to wow! If you fancy adding a belt, create large buttonholes at the stitched sides to thread it through.

 Login to download

Stitch a drape top

    Note: download project to view diagram.

    1 Cut 70cm x 120cm from floaty fabric, then fold the rectangle in half widthways, matching the two selvedge edges together. Draw points for the front neckline, 12cm across from the folded corner and 12cm down from the top edge. Connect the two marks with a curved line in pencil [1].

    2 Repeat for the back section, with a shallower curve for the neckline, measuring 3cm down from the folded corner, and 12cm across from the top. Join the two points with a curved line in pencil [2].

    3 Open out the folded pieces. Lay the front piece on top of the back, right sides facing. Match and pin one of the shoulder seams together, and stitch with a 1.5cm seam allowance. Neaten the seam by either zig zag stitching or overlocking.

    4 Open out one side of bias binding and stitch it to the right side of the fabric on the neckline. Fold the binding over to the wrong side of the top and edge stitch in place around the entire neckline.

    5 Match the remaining shoulder seam and stitch with a 1.5cm seam allowance. Neaten the seam by zig zag stitching or overlocking. Make a machine rolled hem around all four edges of the top and press.

    6 With the front facing you, match the edges of the front and back pieces together. Draw a line with a pencil, 23cm from the outer edge, 23cm down from the top edge, and 19cm from the bottom on both sides [3]. Pin and stitch along these lines, through both layers. Press the top to finish.

fb-big twitter-big email-big pin-big

Other Popular Makes...

Joan Blouse

Joan Blouse

Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

This Amanda Walker make is ideal for layering over a jersey tee and paired with jeans, plus the asymmetric line…

Iris Ruffle Skirt

Iris Ruffle Skirt

Skirts
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

From sultry snakeskin to low-key leopard prints, the world of fashion has been embracing its animal instinct on the runway –…

Embroidered Bee Badge

Embroidered Bee Badge

Accessories
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

Romanian stitch consists of long stitches worked close together, each one secured at its mid-point by a smaller couching stitch.…

Bumblebee Toy

Bumblebee Toy

Sewing Bee Toys
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

Loving the latest series of The Great British Sewing Bee? Pay tribute to this fantastic show with our simple-to-make bumblebee…

Chantelle Cropped Jacket

Chantelle Cropped Jacket

Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

Set yourself a challenge with this beautifully-tailored jacket by Posner and Posner! The project requires you to insert a lining,…

Easy Dog Coat

Easy Dog Coat

Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

Is your pooch in need of an extra layer of warmth when out for daily walks? This simple quilted design…