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Collins Top | In The Folds

£19.50

Designer: In The Folds
Pattern Format:
 Paper 
Size: The pattern is available in 10 sizes, A - J, which equate to Australian sizes 6-24. See size chart.
Difficulty: Beginner


The In The Folds Collins top is a loose-fitting trapeze-shaped top designed for woven fabrics. It is A-line in shape, perfect for hot summer days. It features a round neck, panel lines, a high-low hem and a centre-back opening, with a button and loop closure. Due to its length, the Collins top is the perfect top to pair with skirts or trousers that sit on or above the natural waist.


View A includes a three-piece raglan sleeve designed with extra volume, which creates a fun and interesting shape. The neckline is finished with bias binding.


View B is sleeveless and the neckline and armholes are finished with an all-in-one facing for a really clean and professional finish.


By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in: sewing straight seams, sewing curved seams, piecing panels together, achieving a beautiful finish, working with bias binding (view A only) and finishing a garment with an all-in-one facing (view B only).


SUGGESTED FABRICS
The Collins top is compatible with a range of different fabrics. Your choice of fabric will govern the silhouette you achieve. Consider using light to mid-weight fabrics such as: linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray. For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk (crepe de chine or habotai) or viscose (rayon). Be careful if you are a beginner though, as these fabrics are a little trickier to sew. I'd suggest sticking to stable natural fabrics that are not too prone to fraying if you are a beginner.


Softer fabrics will drape over the bust (and create soft flowy sleeves), while stiffer fabrics will create a more voluminous and structured silhouette.


Due to the number of panels in the Collins top, it is a great pattern to use to experiment with colour blocking and stripe direction. 


NOTIONS - VIEW A
Coordinating thread
1 x 10mm (⅜in) button
1m (1.1 yard) x 32mm (1¼in) single-fold bias tape
Optional : 2.5m (2.75 yards) bias binding if you would like to also bind the hem


NOTIONS - VIEW B
Coordinating thread
1 x 10mm (⅜in) button
Optional : 2.5m (2.75 yards) bias binding if you would like to bind the hem

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