Let’s Make a Kimono style wrap top!

To celebrate the Pink Sewing Bus turning 1, we had a celebration on Facebook doing a LIVE design and sewing session on board the Pink Sewing Bus making this kimono style wrap!

Measuring up:
Hold your arm straight out to the side and measure out from the middle of your neck straight out to the length of your sleeve ¾ sleeve for mine. (measurement  1)

Measure from the middle of your neck to the middle of your shoulder (measurement 1.5)

Measure from the middle of your neck down to your chest / bust line. (measurement 2)

Measure around your bust and divide by 4 (measurement 3)

Measure down from your bustline to your waist line (measurement 4)

Measure around your waistline and divide by 4 (measurement 5)

Measure down from your waist to hip (measurement 6)

Measure around your hip and divide by 4 (measurement 7)

Draw the pattern:
Go to your roll of paper leaving around 15cm from the top of your page, label each line with the *number

From the edge of your paper draw a straight line out measurement *1

From this first line drop down vertically using measurement  2

Draw a straight line from the edge of paper using measurement *3

From this first line drop down vertically using measurement 4

Draw a straight line from the edge of paper using measurement *5

From this line drop down vertically using measurement  6

Draw a straight line from the edge of paper using measurement * 7

Create another line halfway between line 5 & 3 (9)  and join this below to 7 & 5

Create a curve starting at line 5, curve out touching line and slowly curving to line 9 then curve out to the edge of the page

Go back to the top of page of your page and use measurement 0.5 along line *1 from this 0.5 point draw a diagonal upwards above line *1. Go back to point *0.5 and draw another diagonal line to just hit the edge of the page 4cm above line *9.

Add 2cm for ease and seam allowance the whole way around

Cut out and lay your fabric on the fold!