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DIY Halter top using vintage floral fabric ( Free Sewing Pattern )

April 17th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Free Pattern: DIY Halter top using vintage floral fabric ( Summer top )

Easy sewing project

If you are looking for easy things to sew or things to sew for beginners here’s a easy free sewing pattern I made. You can use a scrap of stretchy fabric or even cut up fabric from an old shirt because it requires so little fabric.

I have been eyeing this pretty piece of vintage scrap fabric in my mom’s stash for a long time. The fabric has been around since the beginning of time for me. There’s not much left of it so I thought it would be great for a summer top. What I ended up with is this halter top. It requires very little fabric and is super easy to sew. It’s super comfy and stretchy, unfortunately I don’t know what type of material it is. You could use any stretchy material and it would work the same.

How to customize free sewing pattern

The image below shows you how to make your measurements and how to draw the fabric pieces to make your custom halter top pattern.

Free Pattern: DIY Halter top using vintage floral fabric ( Summer top )Materials

  • Front piece (cut 1) = A (width) x E (height)
  • Back piece (cut 1) = B (width) x E (height)
  • 1 Strap (cut 2) = A (width) x C height (height)
  • Add hem according to color chart above.

Free Pattern: DIY Halter top using vintage floral fabric ( Summer top )Directions

  1. Hem the top of the Front and Back pieces by folding 1/4″ then 1/2″ and sew.
  2. Fold the 2 strap pieces in half and sew on the wrong side. Turn the pattern side out.
  3. Place straps on top of the Front and Back pieces and sew together.
  4. Face pattern sides together and sew the straps together.
  5. Hem the bottom of the garment like #1.

Scrap Fabric challenge: DIY vintage summer top (Sewing Hacks)

August 2nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Scrap fabric challenge: DIY vintage summer top

This fabric brings wonderful memories of when I was a little girl. My mom made an adorable sailor outfit with a matching top and short. Unfortunately I misplaced the outfit. I love the color and texture of this light fabric, I am not sure what it is. It brought me through many summers without AC . It’s very youthful and happy perhaps because of the memories.

I am using a pin to make the pattern, a technique my mom came up with and taught me, for this scrap fabric top made from different pieces of cloth sewn together.  You can make a copy of clothing or anything you like with this method. To add more flavor to this top, I decided to use my mom’s old top as the model. As a little girl I loved to play “try on mom’s clothes”. I also like that it looks like a similar top I saw in a Korean fashion blog recently. This project was for fun, no rules apply, I just made it up as I go and see what comes out of it.

So play, I keep it fun and it’s just scraps anyways if you mess up. This is my first time making a complete pattern. I hope you’ll enjoy playing around with the idea.

Basic pattern components

Scrap fabric challenge: DIY vintage summer top

* Remember to add extra 1/4″ all around the edges for the seam.

Making pattern A & B

This is the easiest part. The goal is to get two pieces of fabric that will cover the front and back of the body width and lengthwise. Pattern A & B are rectangles sewn together for this need. You can get creative and use triangles, squares or any shape you want with your scraps. To make it easier, if you have more fabric, you can make two rectangles instead. Also play around with the pattern of the fabric such as using horizontal and vertical patterns in the fabric to gives it more style.

Scrap fabric challenge: DIY vintage summer top


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