View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternSaskia Top Sew Plus This Parisienne-inspired top by Amanda Walker is ideal for beginners, with only two simple pattern pieces. The combination of beautiful drape, a cowl neck, and tie-to-fit belt creates an effortless yet flattering silhouette on any shape. Don't be tempted to ignore the guideline dots around the neckline – they make it much easier to sew! Login to downloadEssentialsFabric, 1.5m x 1.7mSizesCustom-sizedDimensions ListFront: cut one on foldBack: cut one on foldTie belt: cut one 10cm x 180cm strip1.5cm seam allowance used unless otherwise specified.1 Download and print the pattern at sewmag.co.uk/templates. Cut a 4cm x 30cm bias strip from the main fabric and create single-fold bias binding.2 Lift one side of the bias strip and position it around the back neckline, right sides together, matching the raw edges. Pin, then sew along the creased line. Fold the strip to the wrong side and pin along the stitch line. Edgestitch or slip stitch by hand, sandwiching the raw edge of the neckline inside the binding. Trim the excess binding at the edges of the shoulders.3 Neaten the edges of the back shoulder seams and across the shoulders and neckline of the front. Stitch the shoulder seams together, matching the ends of the back neckline to the dots on the front neckline. Press the seam allowance open, folding the neck facing inside.4 Neaten the edges of the side seams. Sew the side seams together, then press the seams open. Turn a 3cm hem around the armholes and hand-stitch in place. Neaten the hem at the base of the top in the same way.5 For the tie belt, fold the 10cm x 180cm strip in half lengthways, right sides together, and stitch along it with a 1cm seam allowance, leaving a gap towards the centre. Trim the corners, turn right side out, then slip stitch the gap closed. Other Popular Makes... Annette Wrap TopGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Stitching a made-to-measure top like this wrap by Amanda Walker will result in a perfectly fitting garment every time, from Eve DressDressesDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Adding panels of an interesting fabric like lace gives even the most simply constructed dresses extra oomph. Here, Julia Claridge Fabric Christmas CrackersChristmasDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)'Tis the season to be festive, and what better way to set the mood than with a set of fabric Millie ThrowGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Do you ever look around at accessories and other items, and see potential in them as a garment? Here at Cross-over BagBagsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The best weekend is casual and fun, just like the perfect accessory should be. This project is simple to create Victoria MidiSew PlusDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)This simple garment by Amanda Walker truly is a masterpiece. It uses the full width of your fabric for minimal 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 Tweed Chicken Doorstop Sewing Bee Shift Dress Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Roger reindeer Make a festive toy Annette Wrap Top Eve Dress Fabric Christmas Crackers Millie Throw Cross-over Bag Victoria Midi Saskia Top Penny Shirt Isla Dress Bowling Bag Tina Tie Top Shauna Coatigan 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.