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This is my new pattern: The Heather Top
I have been obsessed with flared sleeves a lot lately.
I have tried them several times already. The best example is the Jeannette Dress.
Even though those sleeves are flared raglan, I saw a pattern designer posting the idea of the regular flared sleeve on a kids’ top and I really liked it. So, I went to try them that way as well.
Flared sleeves are definitely everywhere these days. They are so cool that has made me approach different silhouettes to try them on.
I do not usually make A-line tops or dresses, but it seems that the flared sleeves go well with the style: modern and chic.
The pattern features:
Short flared sleeves
What I love about it:
I love how easy the Heather top goes with leggings, distressed jeans and knit skirts. It has become my favorite to wear daily. I grab my bag and go to the park with Owen. Very casual!
This post was sponsored by Izaac Mizrahi
I have made this top in a beautiful black chambray. I have also tried it in a cotton sateen.
It goes well with any light to medium weight fabric with a nice drape.
The pattern file:
Measurement Chart is included in the pattern file
This pattern comes in sizes from 4 to 22
A4 and Letter format!
Not sure about the size you will need? Please check the measurement chart here
The pages will overlap by 1 inch. Follow the dotted blue tile lines to put the pattern pieces together
The pattern comes in a PDF document. After opening it, click in ”print”. Check that the pattern will be printed in ”actual size” as shown in the image below
It will print 20 pages total. Please, check the 4” X 4” test square on the first page before printing the rest of the document.
Start by closing the darts:
Bodice and shoulder.
Open and press flat.
Now, if you are using a serger, finish the sides of the dress with it.
Press the seams.
Then, fold the sleeve bottom by 1 inch and sew along.
Trim the excess
Open again and pin to the neckline. Remember that the neckband will be at least a 10 to 15% smaller than the neckline so you will need to stretch, specially in the shoulder area.
Then, pin it the neckband to the neckline. The inside of the neckline should be about 1/8 inch longer than the outside neckline seam, so the stitches will sit under the neckline seam.