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Screwdriver // Women's Wrap Top with Dramatic Sleeve

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    • A Print-At-Home PDF 36 x A4 or US Letter pages.
    • A Copy Shop PDF 2 x A0 pages to print at your local print shop (ie. Kinkos, Officeworks)
    • An instruction file 10 pages of very very detailed sewing instructions with illustrations - our best instructions ever!
    • Download size is 4mb.


    The Screwdriver Top is such an eyecatcher! This is a flattering woven wrap top with dramatic, ruffled sleeves, which ties at the hip with a dramatic bow. The stunning sleeves have simple origami folds that give them their body, and elasticated sleeve-hems to make the sewing easy.

    While it looks impressive, this sewing pattern is remarkably forgiving. The instructions are probably the best we've ever written - they are detailed, step-by-step instructions with clear diagrams for each action.

    Skill Level: Intermediate. You don't need to be an expert to sew up this dramatic blouse! There is a little bit of basic origami folding, and a small section of gathering, but that's as hard as it gets. You should be familiar with basic sewing terms and have a good understanding of your machine. There are no zips, no buttons, no set-in sleeves.

    Sizing: • Sizes A-G (US 2-14, AUS & UK 6-16) See the 'sizing guide' image for measurements. (Plus sizes are not currently available for this garment but might be added if there is demand)

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    Materials you need at home:

    • This pattern is designed for crisp woven fabrics. Shirting is perfect, and lawn, poplin, broadcloth, and quilter’s cotton are all suitable too. Avoid anything silky , or too synthetic as it will make the sleeves too floppy.
    • 3.75m (4.1 yards) of fabric with a 115cm (44") width.
    • OR 3m (3.3 yards) of fabric with 150cm (58”) width.
    • Approximately 1m (3') of narrow elastic.
    • Tailors chalk to draw guides onto your fabric.