Yes, it’s another bow styled top, and no, I am not sick of bows yet! But who doesn’t like how cute and sweet bows look? I made this crop top on a random Saturday at home and I think it’s my favourite summer top to date! Super cute and sweet, I used some scrap fabric I found at the Fabricland scrap bin so this mini top cost next to nothing! Sorry not sorry, but this is all you will see me wearing this summer!
TIME | 1hr
COST | $
DIFFICULTY | easy
What you’ll need
- 1/2 Yard of fabric of choice (something lightweight is recommended)
- Sewing machine
- You can download the PDF here
- Cut all pieces with 1/2 inch seam allowance, I doubled up all the pieces so the top wasn’t see through, this is reflected in the pattern instructions.
- Sew in bust darts on all pieces and iron the bust darts flat and pointing downwards on the main panel piece.
- Attach the backside panel pieces and iron open the side seams.
- Fold and sew the straps in any way you like and turn them inside out for a clean finish; we want these as thin as possible!
- Sew in the straps on the “lining” side main panel piece.
- Sew around the top edge of the main pieces with the good sides facing in, taking care of going over the straps.
- Open up the main piece and press a top stitch line close to the previous line of step 6 but on the “lining” side so that the seam allowance will lay flat and iron (better images can be seen in this tutorial for this technique).
- Pin and sew the bow straps onto the main body piece opened up; iron the seams open.
- Fold the main piece over the lining piece as it would sit when worn, and align the bottom edges of the bow strap and trim the ends to a nice 45 degree angle.
- Sew along the bottom edge of the whole top piece flipped inside out and leaving the bow straps open for the next step.
- Flip the whole top right-side out using the bow strap openings.
- Fold in the raw edges of the bow strap and top stitch it closed.
- Final iron run over all seams to press it crisp and flat!
As always, if you happen to recreate these please share and use the hashtag #DECONSTRUT so I can see all your creations! Happy DIY-ing!