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This top is pretty much a simple as sewing gets!
Make a really easy top from lightweight jersey fabric. Just a couple of seams, it really doesn't get much easier than this!

Posted by Julie from Sum of their Stories from Coventry, England, United Kingdom • Published See Julie from Sum of their Stories's 13 projects »

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  • How to make a blouse. Easy To Sew Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    I had some left over jersey fabric, a long strip 248cm x 36cm (98" x 11"). It was a bit of an awkward size piece but enough to make a top.I cut the fabric in half so I had 2 lengths both 124cm. This is how I decided the length of my top. If the fabric had been longer I think I would have made the top a little longer too. I would also have matched the pattern, but there just wasn't enough fabric to do that this time.

  • How to make a blouse. Easy To Sew Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    If you want to make a simple top like this, this is what you do:
    Fold your first piece in half (so it's 62cm x 36cm, doubled up with the fold at the top) and pin along the right side leaving a 18cm gap at the top folded edge. This will be the arm hole.
    Do the same for the other piece but this time pin the left side.
    I did all this pinning with safety pins. That way I could try it on and adjust the size of the arm & neck holes before I stitch and I wouldn't stab myself with a bunch of pins.

  • How to make a blouse. Easy To Sew Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then take the unpinned edges and, right sides together, pin the font and back seams. (again with safety pins if you want to try it on first)
    Leave a gap 20cm from the top, this will be the hole for your neck. If you want the neck lower, just leave a longer gap. I really recommend doing all this with safety pins and trying it on. You want to make sure your head fits through!

  • How to make a blouse. Easy To Sew Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once you are happy with the size of your arm and neck holes replace the safety pins with regular pins.
    Then stitch all 4 seams, use a slight zig zag so the seams have a little "give" in them.

  • How to make a blouse. Easy To Sew Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    That's it, you are done, easy eh! Turn it inside out and try it on. I think this is a "tuck it in" kind of top for me

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Glenda A.
Glenda A.
I like the tunic idea, too. Sigh! More on my want-to-do list.
Glenda A.
Glenda A.
Wow! I really like the look and simplicity of this.
Julie from Sum of their Stories
Julie from Sum of their Stories · Coventry, England, GB · 21 projects
Thanks Glenda, it really easy very simple and I wear mine loads. I'm seriously thinking of making another longer version to wear as more of a tunic top with a belt.

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