Have you already heard of the Wearable Studio? The Wearable Studio is a new independent patternmaker based in Australia. I was privileged to be a pattern tester for their first pattern. It’s called the Franki Top. This Wearable Studio Franki Top pattern can be made in a causal version but also in an chique and elegant version. The Top can be finished with a flirty ruffle hem and three-quarter sleeves with pretty ties or with short sleeves. Both Tops have a high-low hem. You can make a drapey version by choosing leightwoven fabrics such as rayon, viscose, voile or silk. Looking for a more boxy-look? Cotton or linnen is perfect.
The Franki Top is perfect for the Summer. I used a non glimmen artificial silk with a flower pattern in beautiful old pink, with bordeaux red and ecru. The fabric is leightwoven and has a beautiful drape. This floral choice is something different them my usual monochrome fabric.
Wearable Studio Franki Top pattern – sewing the Top together
I made size 8 and did a combination of version A and B. The pattern is designed for a C-cup bust. My first step was making a SBA (Small Bust Adjustment) for my A-cup size. After that the pattern pieces were pinned on the fabric, cut and basted together. The fit was perfect and now it was sewing time.
But before I could start sewing I had to go the supermarket to do the shopping. On my way to the supermarket I saw a blouse finishend with ruffles at the sleeves. I decided to use this idea and finished my short sleeve with a ruffle too. All ruches are finished with a three thread roll hem using the overlocker. Sewing artificial silk asks for some attention and patience because it’s a bit slippery. The only hand sewing I did was attaching the neck facings on the shoulder seams.
My experience with the Wearable Studio Franki Top pattern
The Franki Top is a well made and designes Top. The sewing instructions and illustrations guides you from start to finish and are very complete. You can find fabric advices, preparations, how to assemble a PDF-pattern but also some other sewing therms as well. This makes this Wearable Studio Franki Top pattern great for a beginner or an advanced beginner. Seam allowances are added. Fabric choice is the key how your version of the Frankt Top will look but also the combinations of the sleeves and with or without ruffles. I’ll we be wearing my Franki Top this summer with a skinny jeans and some cute sneakers.
Just like you’re seeing now in this blogpost. The only thing I’ve to now is waiting for the Summer to arrive. During the photo shoot it was extremely cold. We had the beats from the East weather.
Where to buy the Wearable Studio Franki Top pattern
You also want a beautiful Top to wear this Summer besides the usual and occasional T-shirt ? This Wearable Studio Franki Top patroon is definitely one to put on your list. You pay A$ 14,00 (€ 8,82) which is in my opinion a good price for this pattern. This pattern comes in a C-cup bust. It can easy be changed in to a cup size smaller or larger.
One last advice. Take some time if you’re doing a flirty ruffle hem. Use the largest stitch you can find on your sewing machine for the basting stitches and if you want to save your sewing machine needle: bast before stitching.
Time and Coast
Time: Doing a SBA 1 hour; cutting, basting, stitching and finishing 8 hours
Costs: Being a pattern tester the pattern was for free; fabric was a large pence of leftover fabric; print- and assembling costs € 2,75; yarn € 3,50; interfacing € 1,00