Creating a Wrap Top

Wrap tops have been on trend since last year and I am seeing more and more wrap tops this year in high street stores. So I wanted to create my own version of a wrapped garment and since gathers are in this year I wanted to gather the sleeves as well as the bottom of the dress. I chose a lightweight fabric that’s perfect for Spring/Summer season. As well as having light colours and a print that reminds you of spring.

Step 1

I drafted my own patterns using the bodice block and the sleeve block, which I then altered to how I wanted it to be. I used modelling tape to see how I wanted the front pieces to be and then used that to help me create the patterns with seam allowances.

Step 2

I then pinned the patterns on the fabric, which I cut around after.

Step 3

I wanted to work on the sleeves first and adding gathering to it so I double turned the hem before I gathered the sleeve.

Step 4

Afterwards, I sew the sleeve and the gathers with a cm seam allowance.

Step 5

I did the same process with the back piece and the two front pieces with adding gathers to the bottom.

Step 6

I sew the top of the sleeves to the front and back pieces of the garment before sewing the side seams which included the sleeves.

Step 7

Once the top was all sewn together I sew on the band on the back of the top.

Step 8

I created the straps for the fastening of the garment which is typical for wrap garments. I sew it on the inside of the top in the seam, on the front piece opposite to where you sew the strap in the seam. Then I attached two straps either side of the elastic where I inserted it through the banner.

Step 9

I then finished off all the raw edges of the wrap top.

Here are some photos of me modelling the top which I paired with white jeans as I wanted the top to pop out more but also I think it would look good for a spring look. This would be good with some heels but also loafers too.

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