Sunday, August 19, 2012

DIY Sew: Rectangle Top

Summer weather calls for casual loose clothing, I saw these pins on pinterest via seamsforadesire, and knew I wanted to try to recreate the summer look:

First figure out what the measurements are by measuring elbow to elbow (34'') and shoulder to mid thigh (30'')

Use a ruler and a disappearing pen to map out the measurements onto the fabric (make sure you fold your fabric in half with good sides touching; you'll probably need about 2 yards of stretch knit fabric)

Cut, then pin and sew up the sides (where the sketch is marked in red)

Lastly, measure 3'' from the center and bottom of shirt and cut in a semi-circle