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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Laying Out & Cutting Out a Layered Top

Today we venture one step deeper into the world pf sewing when we make a slightly more adventurous top than in the previous blog. This is still a very easy pattern to sew. It has only a few more things to look out for, but I walk you through them step by step and in no time you will have a lovely layered top to add to your wardrobe. In today's blog we lay the pattern out on the fabric and then we cut it out. In a following blog we will sew it.


The top I am making today requires me to work with a stretch fabric.


Studying the pattern variations, I decide on D. I follow the guide to find the pattern numbers included in this variation.


I then find the pattern pieces with the corresponding numbers.


I decide which pieces to make from the two different fabric options.


I lay the first pieces out on the fabric. One piece needs to be cut out once, but I fold it double instead and cut it on the fold.


I needed to adjust my pattern to accommodate a larger size. I suggest you do not attempt this if you are new to sewing.


The remainder of my pattern pieces were cut from the variant fabric. In a following blog I will show you how to sew this fabulous top.


Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy her books here: You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
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