My real job has been a little crazy at the moment leaving limited time for my hobbie; blogging, pattern making and sewing. I have been meaning to write this post for a few weeks now and finally it is here.
The Adelia Dress pattern by The Hemming makes the best foundation for an easy wear top for those balmy spring and summer days. The Hemming has a great tutorial on her website on how to convert the dress into a top.
On this occasion I was inspired by a top on Free People and immediately thought of The Adelia Dress pattern as a base. I removed the 1cm seam allowance from the centre back seam and the front button tab seam allowance from the front top. I added a little extra length to the top this time for modesty.
It is difficult to see with the pattern in the fabric but the sleeves have been converted into a raglan sleeve with a little knife pleat at the shoulder.
My fabric is a 100% cotton panel print purchased from The Fabric Store in Brisbane. The boarder print was placed at the sleeve hem and also used for the front neck facing which was added to the right side of the neckline instead of an inside facing.
I’m really happy with how this top turned out and can’t rave enough about the versatility of The Adelia Dress pattern. I also think it would convert into a super cute playsuit. Another idea to add to my growing list of sewing projects to conquer.
As always I finished my top off with a label from Kylie And The Machine. Sewing these labels into my home made garments always fills me with a sense of pride.