Simplicity 8741 - Peasant Top

Added Jul 21, 2011

by sewwrong

Boston, Massachu...

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Description

A new technique I tried with this top were french seams, a seam finishing technique commonly used on sheer and lightweight fabrics to conceal raw edges. Since this fabric is a little on the sheer side, I opted to finish all of my seams, even the armhole seams, using this technique and I loved it. The inside is so professional looking, and even though it was a little more time consuming, it was worth it. I’ve washed the top a few times and it’s held up nicely. Plus, if I hadn’t done that, my seam allowances would be visible from the right side. That wouldn’t look nice at all!

All in all, a pretty simple, go-to top for something like this. I would use it again if I’m looking for a peasant style top since I know it:

a) won’t make me look prego with billowing gathers of fabric
and
b) is a snap to stitch up

Material Notes

I’ve had this fabric in my stash for about two years and had a hard time trying to find a pattern that would complement it. It was lightweight, a little transparent, and had such a cool embroidered flower pattern that I knew I didn’t a pattern that would break up the design. Something loose and breezy…a peasant top!

Difficulty

Novice

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Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Bohemian, Casual
Material
Cotton, Eyelet

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    Aug 3, 2011, 07.03 PMby WhisperingPines

    Cute! What pattern did you use? So breezy and lightlooking!

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    Jul 21, 2011, 09.12 PMby kihli

    Very nice! Seems to be perfect for summer!

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