Monday, July 25, 2011
No sew wrap top!
This top will take you 5 minutes to make, no sewing what so ever!! Not only a wrap top but it is also a soft, drapey cardigan. I bet you don’t believe me……well it is true!! All you need is 2m of stretch fabric. 2m will actually make 2 of these tops. Because it is one large triangle, you will have another large triangle left. Make yourself 2 or give one to a friend, your mother or as a gift. The only thing is that the fabric must be able to be washed & not unravel. I used a stretch knit that has a little bit of lycra in it. Just ask your shop assistant at your local fabric store & they will be able to help you out. I made one in the light pink colour that you see above, then straight away made one in the navy that you see below. I think I am going to make one in every colour of the rainbow!!!
This top would be perfect with jeans, cut off shorts, over a singlet, over a long sleeved top, over gym clothes, as a yoga top, a zumba top, an around the house top, dress it up with a wide silver belt & you have a stunning going out top & of course it makes a fabulous cardigan. I love the faux hoodie at the back that when you reverse the top, is a great cowl neck. This top can be worn so many ways. It is amazing!! Ok, so you want to know how to make it………here goes……..
Fold your fabric to make a triangle. The folded dimensions are 1m across the bottom & 1m up the folded side. Cut along the long edge to make one large triangle. The below diagram shows the dimensions of the unfolded triangle.
Cut 2 slits large enough to fit your arms through. If you measure the distance from the middle of your right shoulder to the middle of your left shoulder, that is how far apart the slits need to be. Mine are 37cm from the top of the triangle & 40cm apart.
Guess what?????? Your top is finished!! It is really that easy! No sewing!!!