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.
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.
I then pinned the patterns on the fabric, which I cut around after.
I wanted to work on the sleeves first and adding gathering to it so I double turned the hem before I gathered the sleeve.
Afterwards, I sew the sleeve and the gathers with a cm seam allowance.
I did the same process with the back piece and the two front pieces with adding gathers to the bottom.
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.
Once the top was all sewn together I sew on the band on the back of the top.
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.
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.