The Avid Seamstress Drop Sleeve Top

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 tried the popular Maya top by Marilla Walker. However, the pattern didn’t suit me.

This pattern is drafted with very few pieces. It’s only a front, back, neck facing and sleeves 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 was after two  simple tops. I shortened the hem length by 1inch. All versions are size 4.

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This version has black silk sleeves, and the body is from a black poly crepe. The fabrics blend perfectly together. The instructions did not include interfacing on the neckband facing. I recommend interfacing to achieve a better finish.

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The version above was made using the leftover rayon from my Highlands Wrap Dress.

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.

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Don’t you love it when a free pattern turns out to be perfect ?!

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