Long sleeve top pattern – PDF pattern - Vague
The Vague pattern is a long bat sleeve top with a high neck and a beautiful curved seamline running across the chest and shoulders. It is slightly fitted at the waist but overall comfortable because it is made to be sewn in knit fabrics. This top can get you through autumn and winter. Plus you can pair it easily with your existing wardrobe, and layer it with anything from cardigans, vests, to dresses or dungarees. This original design allows to be bold and make colour blocking tops, and be creative with the curved seamline: you could expose the seam allowances or add piping. Very quick to sew, you can finish it up in less than half a day.
It fits busts from 82cm / 31 1/2" to 114cm / 45" (see the size chart included in the photos for more details).
The Vague top is an intermediate level pattern. It has been designed to be sewn with an overlocker with a 7 mm seam allowance, but it can also be sewn with a usual sewing machine. Knowing how to use a double needle is a plus. The curved seam is the trickiest part of the sewing. Find my top tips on how to sew knit fabrics at: www.camimade.com/blog/tips-to-sew-knits/. A glossary is available on www.camimade.com/glossary/.
Fabric suggestions: light to medium weight stretch knit fabrics like cotton jersey or sweatshirt, with 30-50% elasticity (10cm of fabric goes up to 13-15cm when stretched). Prefer a fabric with a good recovery (that recovers its initial shape after being stretched).
Samples shown in the pictures made in cotton jersey (pink and red) and viscose jersey (black and white check). Measurements: bust 84cm (33") - waist 69cm (26 ¾") - hip 92cm (35 ⅞") - 1.58m tall (5'2"). I made all the samples in size B.
- Illustrated instructions guide (8 pages)
- A4 pattern (16 pages, in the ZIP file)
- US letter pattern (16 pages, in the ZIP file)
- A0 pattern (1 page, in the ZIP file)
Materials you need at home:
- For a 150 cm / 60" wide fabric: 1.30 m / 1 3/8 yd (sizes A-E) or 1.50 m / 1 5/8 yd (sizes E-H)
- For a 115 cm / 45" wide fabric: 1.40 m / 1 1/2 yd (sizes A-B) or 1.60 m / 1 3/4 yd (sizes C-H)
- A twin needle for jersey and a jersey needle for your sewing machine
- 30 cm iron on tape / stay tape (1 cm wide) to reinforce the shoulders
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