Tools and materials:
- Stabilizing tape
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine
In this tutorial, I show you how to sew a ballet wrap top. This piece is so elegant and classic that it will never go out of style! Learn how to adjust the pattern to get the perfect wrap top for you!
To make this gorgeous wrap top I used a synthetic knit fabric that was fairly stretchy but firm. To get the pattern for this gorgeous top, click here.
To start off, lay the front pieces right sides together and sew. Sew with a straight stitch when close to the shoulders and then use a zig-zag stitch.
Move on to the ties and pin them onto the ends of the front, right sides together and sew with a straight stitch.
Then sew the bottom of the tie and the front in one shot. Start with a straight stitch and switch to a zig-zag stitch.
Trim off the corners of the tie and then turn it right side out. I recommend ironing it flat at this point.
Moving on to the back, hem the neckline. In this step, I like to use a basting stitch and then I fold over and sew with a zig-zag stitch. Also, hem the waist and then pull out the basting thread if you used that technique.
When it comes to the shoulder seam, sandwich the back shoulder with the two layers of the front. Pin and sew a straight stitch.
Trim the excess fabric to get rid of any bulk and turn the fabric right side out.
Next, pin and sew on the sleeves.
Moving on to the sides, one side will have a split. I chose to have the split on my right side. Start by finishing all the edges. Sew the side without the slit from the sleeve to the waist and for the other side, sew until you reach the slit. Then go ahead and finish the edges of the side without the slit.
Then go ahead and hem the sleeves with a zig-zag stitch. Now that you have gone through all the steps, you may find that you run into a few issues with sizing. I have created a guide on how to adjust the pattern based on common issues that my testers had when making this top. To view this go to 7:04 in the video tutorial.
I love this version of the classic knit wrap top! What fabric would you use to make this wrap top? Let me know in the comments!
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