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The Collins Top Sewing Pattern | In The Folds
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The Collins top is a loose-fitting trapeze-shaped top designed for woven fabrics. It is A-line in shape, perfect for hot summer days. It features a round neck, panel lines, a high-low hem and a centre-back opening, with a button and loop closure. Due to its length, the Collins Top is the perfect top to pair with skirts or trousers that sit on or above the natural waist. 

The Collins top was designed with beginners in mind. If you have mastered straight and curved seams, you’re ready to take on this pattern. Through careful drafting and interesting techniques, this pattern will give you that confidence boost you have been looking for.

You will receive:

- A printed booklet with fully illustrated instructions to hold your hand every step of the way. 

- Two options:

View A includes a three-piece raglan sleeve with some extra volume, which creates a fun and interesting shape. The neckline is finished with bias binding.

View B is sleeveless and the neckline and armholes are finished with an all-in-one facing for a really clean and professional finish.

The pattern is available in 10 sizes (A - K) and is nested, to make it easier for you to grade between sizes. 

For more information about sizing, please visit the Sizing Chart.

Difficulty:

The pattern is placed at a Level 3 on the In the Folds pattern skill scale, which means you should be confident using a simple sewing pattern. 

By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in: sewing straight seams, sewing curved seams, piecing panels together, achieving a beautiful finish, working with bias binding (view A only) and finishing a garment with an all-in-one facing (view B only).

Suggested fabrics:

The Collins top is compatible with a range of different fabrics. Your choice of fabric will dictate the silhouette you achieve.

Consider using light to mid-weight fabrics such as: linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray. For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk (crepe de chine) or viscose (rayon). 

Softer fabrics will drape over the bust (and create soft flowy sleeves), while stiffer fabrics will create a more voluminous and structured silhouette.

Click here to see how much fabric you need.

Notions - View A

  • Coordinating thread
     1 x 10mm (⅜in) button
    1m (1.1 yard) x 32mm (1¼in) single-fold bias tape
     Optional : 2.5m (2.75 yards) bias binding if you would like to also bind the hem

Notions - View B

  • Coordinating thread
     1 x 10mm (⅜in) button
     Optional : 2.5m (2.75 yards) bias binding if you would like to bind the hem

***NOTE: If you are making your own binding or are using fabric with a directional print, it is likely you will also require more fabric than suggested above. 

The Collins top sew-along can be found here

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