Basic Skills Necessary:
- straight stitch on a machine
- hand embroidery
Made from a single piece of fabric, this top is a fun and easy project and lets you get as creative as you want with the embroidered dandelions.
You will need:
1m x 1m fabric
40xm fabric for lining
1.2m bra strap elastic or bias strips
bra rings and sliders (2 each)
40cm lightweight interfacing
Download comes complete with printing instructions, full colour tutorial, sewing advice sheets as well as the PDF pattern.
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Sizing / Finished Measurements:
- 4 / 6/ 8/ 10 / 12 / 14/ 16 / 18
- 1m x 1m fabric for main garment
- 40cm fabric for lining
- 40cm interfacing
- 1.2m bra strap elastic or bias strips to make straps
- bra rings and sliders (two each)
- embroidery thread
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Pattern comes as a fullscale copyshop PDF document which can be printed on any size paper using Adobe Reader to poster print. Also available broken up onto A4 pages. The separate A4 pages have page numbers and markers to help you align each page correctly after printing.
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Copyshop size: 35cm x 24cm / A4 pages: 2 / US Letter: 2
Please note that all pattern downloads are in English, however you may view the tutorial here in your chosen language by selecting “TRANSLATE” in the upper right of any page and selecting your preferred language.
Dandelion Handkerchief Top
Cut out the facing pieces and apply the interfacing.
Pin and stitch the two facing pieces right sides together along the side seam. Finish with an overlocker or zigzag stitch.
Create two bra straps following the bra strap tutorial.
Take your piece of fabric and fold in half, then in half again. Mark the correct measurement for the facing on the folds. The neckline measurement is placed along the shorter edge, the armhole measurement on the longer edge.
SIZE Neckline Armhole
4 14cm 20cm
6 14cm 20cm
8 15cm 20cm
10 15.5cm 21cm
12 16cm 21cm
14 16.5 22cm
16 17cm 22cm
18 17.5 22.5
Finish the facing lower edge.
Pin the facing to the main garment fabric, right sides together aligning the points.
Insert the bra straps into the correct points.
Stitch the facing to the main garment fabric.
Backstitch over the bra straps to secure.
Trim and clip the seam allowance.
Turn facing right sides out and pin carefully rolling the seam out so it is equal.
Use prick stitch to secure the facing in place.
Use a roll hem or overlocker stitch to finish the garment hem.
Trace the dandelion details onto tissue paper and place on the garment. Pin in place and use your preferred embroidery stitch to stitch straight through the paper and the garment. Once complete, carefully tear the tissue paper away. Repeat this as many times as you like!
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