Green Puff Sleeve Top
I bought this fabric ages ago. The inspiration for this green puff sleeve top is the fresh floaty floral summer fashions trending right now.
You need: –
- pattern – I found one on Pinterest – see below
- matching colour thread
- sewing scissors
- sewing machine
I found a loose fitting kimono top pattern on Pinterest. I have no idea where it came from. Happy to credit whoever it belongs to. I made the sleeves shorter than the original pattern pictured above.
I cut the top out of my fabric. Also cut a back and front neck facing from the pattern pieces. And I cut two bands or strips which were the cuff for the sleeves. The strips need to be long enough to fit a hand through them and also sit comfortably around the upper arm and remember to allow for a seam as well.
The cuffs also need to be wide enough to fold and iron them similar to bias binding. My cuffs were 30 cms long and 10 cms wide but I had to adjust them. Folded them over twice to make them narrower.
I sewed the facings to the back and to the front of this top. Then snipped them and folded over ironing them flat.
Next I placed the back and front together – right sides facing – and sewed them together. Again I snipped the curved areas. And pressed the seams flat.
I sewed the two ends of the cuffs together. Pressed the seam flat with an iron. Then I folded the cuffs like bias binding and pressed with an iron again. I gathered the sleeves and pinned the cuffs to the sleeves. That was sewn in place.
Lastly I folded the cuffs over and sewed them again to finish.
That’s a super fresh summer top in the bag. I have to saw this pattern had a sort of dolman sleeve and I would have prefererred a deeper curve under the arm. Also felt the neckline was too wide. Will adjust the pattern next time I use it.
Have a great green week.