Our NEW Hilary Top Pattern

She almost didn’t make it to our 2018 list, so we’re very happy (also relieved!) to introduce you to our new Hilary Top pattern. This pretty, peasant style top features a bloused bodice, pleated peplum, boat neckline, gathered waist and bishop style raglan sleeves with gathered wrists. The perfect item to wear casually or dressed up, it can be worn with pants, shorts or skirts.

Hilary is our tribute to the current trend that is The Statement Sleeve. The raglan sleeve extends into an elegant bell shape and is finished at the wrist with a narrow, cased elastic.

The neckline has a facing and the shoulders are detailed with a gathered feature, also done with elastic.

The box-pleated peplum is sewn to the bodice and the seam allowance is used to create a casing for the waist elastic.

This black beauty is made up in our Murlo Italian linen.

The white version pictured below is sewn in our cotton broderie anglaise,  Love The Vine.

Here, the double scalloped hem has been used to great effect on the peplum. And while we haven’t included details in our instructions/notions, here’s the layout and meterage if you’re interested in using this fabric (or our Bayou Border) . Both fabrics are 125cm wide.

125cm (double scalloped edge) – 1.65m, 1.70m, 1.75m, 1.80m, 1.85m, 1.90m

Recommended fabrics for this pattern include woven fabrics such as lightweight linen, crinkle linen, cotton poplin, cotton voile, cotton eyelet, silk crepe de chine and viscose. The Hilary Top comes in (Australian) sizes XXS-XL and is now available in both hardcopy and PDF copy shop/print-at-home version.