Sewing Circle: Super cool racerback top
Getting very trendy on this week's Sewing Circle! I do hope some of you have some ideas on this top. I did my best but I couldn't find a very close pattern! Got this question from Amy...
Q: So, I adore the designs of Isabel Marant, but it will be a while before I can afford any of her clothes. Lately I've been fixated on this blouse, especially the shape of the neckline, and I think it would be really nice as a dress, too. I'm not even sure what terms to use to describe it so it's been difficult to look for a pattern. Any suggestions?
A: Hello Amy,
That is a super cool top! It would be great to recreate it. I’ve never seen a super similar pattern but I’d recommend you combine a couple patterns, and add your own bias tape binding.
I would suggest using a racerback pattern like the grey/black top in McCall’s M6359 for the yoke. The front you may have to draft using the back piece, even, which wouldn’t be much of a problem since the fullness for the bust is below.
You almost don’t need a pattern for the body of the top, really, but if you want one I would recommend using and modifying something like one of these:
And, to finish the edges, wide bias strips and do a neat binding. Could be very cool! And you know, if you maybe cut a mini-version out of paper first, you almost don’t need much of a pattern. If you're brave!
Readers, please tell me you've seen a more similar pattern or have a great idea on how to make something like this!