The Avid Seamstress recently released the Drop Sleeve Top free for their newsletter subscribers. I was drawn to the style immediately. It feels like the slightly grown-up sister to my favourite Salme Kimono Tee pattern. I have tried the very popular Maya top by Marilla Walker, however, the shape of the pattern didn’t suit me.
This pattern is drafted with a front, back, facing and sleeve which you insert flat my favourite method! It’s a very quick sew. I made the black and the green top in an afternoon. I decided not to include the button at the top of the centre back as I two simple fuss-free tops. I shortened the hem length by 1inch. All versions are size 4.
This version has black silk sleeves, and the body is from a black poly crepe. The fabrics blend perfectly together. It was a great way to use up some oddly shaped fabric in the stash.
The version above was made using the leftovers from my Highlands Wrap Dress. It is a lovely rayon.
I made a short sleeve version in linen as a test garment which I love. I can’t decide if I should add cuffs to this version or not.
Don’t you just love it when a free pattern turns out to be a win?!