SEWING PATTERN 532 THE SLEEVELESS TOP
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Sew this pattern and learn about facings. How to Sew a Facing - the neatest way to finish necklines and armholes. Wear this little top with just about anything.
October '20 Update! Add a Lining
- A member recently requested guidance on adding a lining to this top. So here is a simple guide:
- The top has a Facing. Duplicate the Main Front and Back pieces - just trace round on some spare paper.
- Then trace off the Facing pieces so you are left with the Lining minus the Facing.
- When you cut out make sure you have the seam allowance added where the Facing will join the Lining. Make the lining ½” or 1.2cm shorter than the main pieces.
- Join the Facing and Lining pieces together. Clip curves and press the seam allowance down and then follow the instructions/sew along for joining the Facing to the Main pieces.
- When it comes to the hem, there are clever ways to ‘bag’ the lining so that the lining is machined to the hem but the hand stitched way is simpler in the long run - call it couture! So blind stitch your main hem, machine or by hand. Baste but don’t press a ½” / 1.2cm turning at the hem of the Lining. Pin, baste and slipstitch the lining in place at the top of the main hem. This should give an ample tuck at the lining hem. This is important so that the lining does not pull up the main garment.
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This is a great place to start if you are new to sewing. The Pattern can easily be used to make a lovely Sleeveless Shift. The sewing is the same.
Making up this Sewing Pattern will teach you how to sew a Facing for a neat professional neckline and armhole finishes.
It looks wonderful with jeans, sophisticated with a pencil skirt and very chic under the Roll Collar Coat.
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Jeans and Trousers
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Men's Jeans Pattern No M983 - By popular demand from my male members. This pattern is drafted for selvedge denim in particular but works just as well with traditional non-stretch denim. Jeans Sew Along video.
Slim Cut Trousers Pattern No 921 - Plain cut trousers. No waistband or fly zip to worry about. Use petersham tape at the waist and an easy invisible zip at the side or back seam. Add pockets if you like.
Sophisticated Front Pleated Trousers Pattern 931 - Trousers for smarter occasions perhaps. Front pleats and slant pockets. An invisible zip in the back gives you a faultless silhouette. A silk shirt bloused will take you to any occasion. I have a Sew Along video for this Pattern.
Shirts, T-Shirts and Tops
Fitted Shirt with Frills Pattern No 545 - This pattern is perfect for day or evening wear. Wear it with a tailored suit or beneath a smart cardigan. Wonderful with an evening trouser suit or just a velvet skirt. A great shirt worn with with jeans too. A How to Sew eBook comes with this pattern.
Sleeveless Top Pattern No 532 - This is probably about the simplest form of garment you can imagine for your wardrobe. However it is the most useful and you will never tire of making it. See the Sewing Lessons Here
T-Shirts and Vest Collection Patterns 500, 501, 502 ,1501, 1502 - Classic jersey T-shirts & Vests. So many uses. Wear with jeans, the pencil skirt, under the shift and the pinafore dress, under the waistcoat and tucked into the front pleated trousers. Watch How to Sew T-Shirts and Lessons in Sewing Jersey
Waistcoat Pattern No 836 - A neat little waistcoat with decorative frog fastening. Princess seaming.
Exercise, Leisure and Swim Wear
Jersey Body, All in One Pattern No 953 - Of course, a really practical and comfortable solution for exercise. This pattern is very popular for wearing to ballet class. Also great under a cotton shift.
Jersey Leggings Pattern No 936 - Leggings for everyday dressing have been around for a few years now. These are so easy to make. Great too of course for your exercise classes.
Jersey Boxy Work-Out Vest Pattern No 547 - A very boxy, very loose fitting jersey top. You can wear this over other tops.
Swimming Costume Classic Pattern No 206 - Make this up in two-way stretch Lycra. There is such a wonderful variety of colours and designs for swimwear sewing these days. Watch my Swimwear Sewing Lessons here
Jackets and Coats
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Roll Collar Coat Pattern No 692 - One of the very best coat designs. Wear with just about everything. Making this up is a great way to learn the principle of sewing a roll collar. Watch the Roll Collar Coat Sew Along
Soft Tailored Jacket Pattern No 615 - This soft tailored jacket is the easiest of jackets to sew. Collarless and with easy in-seam pockets. A little bit of saddle stitching gives it a certain sophistication.
Yoked and Gathered Coat Pattern No 673 - Another coat. This one is quite different though. Roomy but elegant, this smock type coat will suit any figure type. No fitting required! Wear it belted or flowing.
Panel Dress with Two Piece Sleeve Pattern No 725 - A basic Pattern/Block ready to be developed into a variety of styles featuring the Princess Line cut. Draft dresses, jackets and coats based on this shape.
Princess Line Sleeveless Dress Pattern No 715 - A dress for all occassions. Wear it on its own or over a shirt or sweater. Wear it under a matching jacket for a formal look.
Panel Coatdress No 702 - Introducing you to the Princess Line. Endlessly versatile. Wear it as a dress or a coat, over other garments or on it's own. The first of a new series. Introducing the Princess Line.
Pinafore Dress Pattern No 721 - Making up the pinafore dress is a sewing lesson in just about everything apart from sewing sleeves. Learn about darts, zips, patch pockets, embroidery, topstitching. See my very first tutorial Make a Dress and then again, watch the Add a Lining version.
Sun Dress Pattern No 783 - Another very popular pattern. Quite a nostalgic shape reminding me of long summers and school holidays!
Jersey Flare Dress Pattern No 781 - A great shape for an elegant jersey dress. For day or evening. Plenty of movement. Popular for Dance Classes.
Classic Sleeveless Shirt Pattern 763 - A perfect Shirt Dress. Make it up in linen, wool, leather even. Add hand stitched Saddle Stitching.
Jersey Sleeveless Shift Dress Pattern 722 - Jersey shift with a stand collar. Very cool, sporty but elegant.
Jersey Polo Neck Dress Pattern 729 - Very easy polo neck dress with a high neck. Nicely shaped for easy dressing. This pattern comes in just small/medium/large. Looks wonderful made up in a Jersey Print.
Jersey RaRa Pattern No 785 - This is a very popular download. The RaRa shape is never out of fashion it appears. It is great for summer on the beach, cute for your exercise class and generally easy dressing for everyday
Pencil Skirt, Fully Lined Plus a Tailored Back Vent No 485 - An updated version of the Classic Pencil Skirt. Upgraded sewing pattern format with colour coded pattern pieces, fabric cutting out layouts and fabric requirements table. An easy to follow eBook Sewing Guide to help you achieve courture results.
Classic Pencil Skirt Pattern 483 - A classic Pencil Skirt Sewing Pattern is a must sew for anyone wanting a versatile, wearable wardrobe that is equipped for every occasion.
Gathered Skirt and Stand Collar Combo Pattern No 727 - A pattern combination to get you started on combining patterns and shapes to be your own designer. Here I have combined a gathered skirt, bold breast pocket and high stand collar with the jersey shift shape, pattern 722. Try it with lurex jersey and lace skirt for evenings.