Clothes with floral prints can be seen each year on the catwalk. A floral print can give a plane looking skirt, jeans or plane looking blouse a complete different look. This floral print came from my stash. I bought this fabric more then four years ago soon when I started making my own clothes. This remand was about one meter, a soft and light cotton with a little shine. This fabric came several times on the table but I never found a suitable pattern for it. A few weeks ago Wardrobe by Me offered several of their patterns with 20% discount. I had spotted the Summer Tulip Top and decided to make it from floral print fabric.
WardrobebyMe Summer Tulip Top pattern
The WardrobebyMe Summer Tulip Top is a blouse with a dropped shoulder. A slightly curved hem, gathered neckline, slit at the center back that closes with a broad collar band and a button. The sleeves are finished with a folded cuff.
You can make this pattern form size 0-20. I made my version in size 8 and graded down to size 4 at the hem for a better fit with my hip measurements.
WardrobebyMe Summer Tulip Top floral print version – sewing and result
I had this time a little surprise. Although my fabric had the required 100 cm it was smaller (130 cm) then 150 cm. It took me almost one hour trying to find the best way to lay the four pattern pieces on the fabric. The best solution was to skip the center back seam and cutting all the pattern pieces individual. I finished the slit with a slit facing and also gave the collar band at both sides an overlap.
My collar band closes with two buttons instead of one. Buttons were sewn on by hand and after that was done my WardrobebyMe Summer Tulip Top floral print version was ready to wear.
Although I always try my clothes if the fit while making one can see the final result and fit when it’s finished. This Summer Tulip Top is perfect. It looks feminine and is a pleasure to wear.
Time and Costs
Time: pattern printing, assembling and making alterations 45 minutes; finding cutting layout 1 hour; cutting 45 minutes; basten, stitching and finishing 8 hour
Costs: pattern $ 8.71 (€ 7,52); print- and assembling costs € 2,25; fabric € 15,00; yarn € 2,50; interfacing € 0,25; buttons € 1,00
WardrobebyMe Summer Tulip Top floral print version matching with other clothes
This Top looks perfect on jeans. Tucked in or loose both looks are stylish. Loose on blue jeans or with my BurdaStyle 06/2012 #118 skirt tucked in. I really like to make another version in the future. Looking forward to make it in a plane jersey version and finding out how it will look.