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DIY Ella S. Crop Top

As Mother Nature teases us with a warm weekend and then a chilly week…
Think of the upcoming warm days where you can show off your very own did-it-yourself crop top.
Make it in all colours and prints.

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What you will need:

● A sewing machine of course
● 1 ¼ yard of fabric. Fabric suggestion: light weight woven fabric
● Matching color threads
● ½ to ¾ yard of medium weight fusible interfacing, depending on the width of the interfacing
Optional: Trims, buttons or appliqué if you wish to add a little personal touch to your top!

Your seam allowance for this project is ½”

What size to use?
● Size XS – if your chest measurement is 33” or less – Download Pattern
● Size S – if your chest measurement is between 34” – 37” – Download Pattern
● Size M – if your chest measurement is between 38” – 43” – Download Pattern
Your cutting information is printed on the pattern.



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Preparation:
1. Transfer the dart line to the wrong side of the fabric
2. Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the front and back facing pieces



Sew Darts (Front bodice)


With the right side of the fabric facing together, matching the dart lines. Stitch.


Press dart toward the bottom of the top.

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Stitch the top front and back together at the side seam

With the right side of the fabric facing together, stitch the side seams together.

Tip: Pin the shoulder seam together, and try on the top to make sure it fits properly. Make any necessary adjustment.

Serge the seam if you have a serger. If not, use the zig zag stitch to finish the seam edge.
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Stitch the front and back facing together

With the right side of the fabric facing together, stitch the facing front and back together at side seam.
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Stitch the facing and the bodice together

With the right side of the fabric facing together, pin the facing to the bodice, matching the armhole and neckline. Stitch the armhole. Stitch the neckline. DO NOT stitch the shoulder seam.


Trim your seam allowance to ¼”, turn the right side out.
Press seam flat.croptopline



Stitch the front and back at shoulder seam

With the right side of the fabric facing together, stitch the shoulder seam together.
Finish the shoulder seam edge with zigzag stitch or serging.croptopline


Hem

Press the hem up ¼” toward the wrong side, then press the hem up another ¼” toward the wrong side. Stitch close to the folded edge to secure hem.

Give your crop top a good press and it’s ready to add to your wardrobe!croptopline
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