How to make a non stretch fabric bandeau top

Non stretch fabric bandeau top

Non stretch fabric bandeau top

Summer. Festivals. Fun. Hot. Bandeau top. For the young and lithe – wear as is. For the less lithe, or more mature, probably better worn with a slouchy tank top. Or under a kimono jacket. This top is great for pool and beach parties, for yoga and hot yoga and even under sparkly ┬ájacket for a balmy night out. It’s super easy to make. And great for using up left-over fabric. Here’s how to make this┬ánon stretch fabric bandeau top.
You need: –

  • fabric
  • matching colour thread
  • unbendable elastic
  • pins
  • sewing scissors
  • sewing machine

You do: –

Non stretch fabric bandeau pattern

Non stretch fabric bandeau pattern

 

Cut your bandeau as per the FREE sewing pattern. Adjust if your body is bigger or smaller than the size shown.

Measure around chest for elastic length

Measure around chest for elastic length

Measure around your chest for the length of your elastic.

Elastic shorter than bandeau top

Elastic shorter than bandeau top

Your elastic is shorter than your bandeau top.

Sew elastic to fabric

Sew elastic to fabric

You are going to have to pull at the elastic while you are sewing it so it fits. I find it useful to mark the halfway, quarterway and even 8ths points on both the fabric and elastic with pins so I don’t end up with uneven gathers.

Fold over and hem

Fold over and hem

Once you have sewn the elastic to the top and the bottom of your bandeau top. Fold over and hem.

Fit top

Fit top

Now fit your bandeau top around your chest with a bra if you plan to wear one. And pin two ends together. Also slip it on and off to make sure you can get it on and off.

Sew the sides together and that’s it. You’re ready for summer with a non stretch fabric bandeau top.

BTW, there is a FREE sewing pattern for the gathered midi skirt and a tutorial for the Amazonite choker necklace in the Galleries at the top of this page.

More next week.

Greenie.

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