I loaded all 35 pages back in the printer to print on the other side. This blog post was originally created for Lamazi fabric. Check out our suggestions featured below, from the top to bottom: Linen – Sky, Hiding Leopard Print Silk – Blue, Linen Multi Stripe, Linen – Honeysuckle, Liberty of London – Juno’s Garden / X and Japanese Check Shirting Azure / Red, The Wrap Top would make a chic and versatile addition to any #memade wardrobe, particularly for the warmer months on the way here in the Southern Hemisphere! I’m pretty keen on trying new patterns and who doesn’t love FREE, so I decided to pair this stash pull with the Wrap Top pattern from Peppermint magazine. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Sometimes I Make Things. After nearly four months of regular washing and wear, I knew my love for this fabric wasn’t ending any time soon. Sign up to our newsletter to keep in touch. I also used my rotary cutter and ruler to get clean edges. I love the earthy warm colors in the Granito Chestnut and the print is not too loud or overwhelming for me, a girl who usually works with solids. As far as fitting goes, the only change I’d make a second time around would be moving the bust darts up about 1/2″ higher. A couple of posts caught my attention: Mie’s (@sewinglikemad) and Tessa’s (@sewspoke). This lightweight wrap-around frock will have you floating out the door on a summer breeze. To help ensure we stay afloat through this time and can continue producing a magazine and providing free sewing patterns and doing all the good things we do, we’d love it if you could spare a small donation of $2 (or whatever you are able). There is not a ton of ease in this pattern, and it wraps around the body, so I was not too concerned about it being oversized, however I usually have to make a broad back adjustment, or I find gaping in the bust or neckline, I had zero problems with the fit of this top! This Brussels Washer Linen in Leather Brown has been a favorite since I used some for the Arenite Pants in these photos (original post here). From left to right: @crossgrainfabrics, @esthermakesadventures and @themindfulsewist Fabrics with little drape will accentuate this, so keep that in mind when choosing a size and fabric. I'm really proud of how it turned out. I can see why this has been a popular pattern amongst the sewing community and it's free! #peppermintpatterns #peppermintwraptop Thank you for subscribing to my blog! My only other alteration was shortening the sleeves. (#jazzhands) So I found myself staring at a cut of off-white (unbleached?) But now it’s our turn to ask a little favour…. The first up in my Sew Free Fall queue also happened to be the newest free pattern on my radar; the Peppermint Wrap Top by In the Folds for Peppermint Magazine. Beautiful instructions, interesting seam lines, and she has put up some great tutorials too for fba and sba if needed. I stitched down one long side of the ties, around the short edge, securing all three layers, and back down the other long side, making sure not to catch any of the front piece when stitching the long sides. Of course you do ! If you have sewn Peppermint Magazine patterns before, you know they are very well drafted and come with beautiful finishing techniques like french seams and interesting ways to attach facings and button plackets, I always take something away in skill after sewing one of their patterns, I can not believe they are free, but they do currently accept donations. I am so happy to join the Lamazi blogger team and share my very first blog post for Lamazi Fabrics today! If you can set-in a sleeve, sew a french seam, and sew a straight line; you are 100% ready to tackle this wrap top. I will also note the sleeves seemed perfectly sized. I think I'll make 100 more!love your blog so much!! I found that the ties aren’t long enough to create the big bow as shown in the line drawing. Will have to check out the wrap top it looks lovely. Although there aren’t any prizes, I’d love it if you’d join me in sewing up some free patterns. From this side view, the extra ease doesn’t look terrible (note this is after I took a bit of ease out by adjusting the side seam, removing at least another inch of ease), but there’s a lot of extra fabric, under the arm around the bust, when viewed from the front and it’s quite obvious in this fabric without any drape. We love how this looks in our Sea Salt Linen – it’s crisp, breezy summery feel would work perfectly for warmer weather. PEPPERMINT WRAP TOP IN THE FOLDS GARMENT OVERVIEW The Wrap top is a cropped wrap top with three quarter length sleeves. Read on for our review, we definitely recommend giving this pattern a go, not only is it FREE, but it’s a fairly simple garment to make for an advanced beginner sewist! With so many clever sew-and-sews whipping up their very own Issue 41 Peppermint wrap skirt as part of #memademay, we thought it only fitting to feature a round-up of our some of our faves from the #peppermintwrapskirt hashtag on Instagram!. Download the free pattern (created especially for Peppermint by Bianca […] Don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram by tagging @wearethefabricstore or using #thefabricstore. Peppermint bark is a decadent dessert that contains both rich chocolate and a refreshing peppermint crunch with every bite! The Wrap Top is compatible with a wide range of fabrics and we suggest considering the silhouette you are wanting before choosing. All the details in the pattern really elevate the garment, not to mention using this high quality fabric, I was in sewing heaven! This decision was made more out of necessity than design choice but, I’m actually quite happy with the result. I don’t think under stitching does much to keep facings from flipping, you know the #1 reason why I hate them, but it does keep the facing edge from rolling to the right side. Definitely tempted by the Acton.Thanks for the lovely comment! Cover the pan with plastic wrap and put the bark in the refrigerator for two hours. I am a huge fan of wrap tops and dresses, I find them to work well with my body shape and lifestyle. It’s inspired me to set a few goals for the last months of the year. To help ensure we stay afloat through this time and can continue producing a magazine and providing free sewing patterns and doing all the good things we do, we’d love it if you could spare a small donation of $2 (or whatever you are able) to support the work of Peppermint. Enjoy! With this approach turning the tie is a breeze; just pull the front piece through. The Atelier Brunette fabric is no exception. Hello everyone, I am Joanne from Joanna Essentials. Skill Level Intermediate. Say hello to our wrap top! The peppermint wrap top uses french seams throughout, except for the right side of the bodice, as you are leaving a space for the tie to go through. I'm a sucker for interesting seam lines and construction! Peppermint Wrap top - Free Pattern Review As soon as this pattern was released it went on my to make list. Can't recommend the pattern enough! The last pattern was a wrap top designed for woven fabrics. I held the front pattern piece up to my body and was surprised that the bust dart didn’t look like it would be too high. The Ayurveda Experience Rukshadi hair and scalp nectar, shop ILIA non-toxic and cruelty free beauty. You certainly could use bias binding or even a narrow hem for a more professional look. I really enjoyed this simple method and found no bunching or gaping at the neckline. (The right side has the opening for the left tie to pass though.) The Wrap Top pattern is available as a free print-at-home download from the Peppermint Magazine Sewing School. #peppermintpatterns #peppermintwraptop. It’s designed with a large amount of ease at the bust. Say hello to our wrap top! Any hints or tips to improve my sewing are always much appreciated too. Sometimes I Share Them. I usually need to lower them about an inch. Fabric was gifted in exchange for a blog post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Now, I don’t want to wear anything else. (And I'm hoping that the changes that you made to the front will make sense once I do print the directions out full size... so I can actually read them!). The rayon/linen blend combines the best qualities of each fabric. I cut a straight C on the wrap part of the front pieces. Lamazi sent the recommended amount of fabric that is required for the pattern, I followed the layout exactly as pictured. Other wrap tops that I have sewn in the past all use bias bound edges, which can be finicky to attach. Maybe fall makes everyone feel thrifty (we’re all gathering acorns I guess?) This Brussels Washer Linen in Leather Brown has been a favorite since I used some for the Arenite Pants in these photos (original post here). We’re super excited to bring you this pattern in partnership with the lovely people at The Fabric Store. When the Wrap Top pattern released, I knew the simple shape and design lines would make an excellent complement to my Arenite Pants. Bonus- ridiculous hair toss action shot because a few people commented on this the last time I tried it and I honestly can’t think of other action shots to try. #MeMadeMay – The Peppermint Wrap skirt! Do you want to stay up to date on new blog posts, tutorials and all other things from Joanna Essentials? Wrap Top by In The Folds for Peppermint Magazine. There are also no bias bound edges on the neckline and ties! The opposite short side was pressed to the wrong side. Wrap Top I printed out size E, based on a high bust of 35”, before perusing the hashtag on Instagram, aka doing research. The simple, trans-seasonal piece you didn’t know your wardrobe needed? I couldn’t even recall where I had purchased it or how it got here. This Wrap Top Pattern is one of the impressive selection of In The Folds patterns free to download from Peppermint Magazine.I'd heard really good things about Emily's drafting and instructions and after making this I would certainly agree with them! Sewing was such a pleasure! And here’s my top. This week we review the latest free sewing pattern from our friends at Peppermint Magazine – the Wrap Top! The first up in my Sew Free Fall queue also happened to be the newest free pattern on my radar; the Peppermint Wrap Top by In the Folds for Peppermint Magazine. I'm kind of gobsmacked that this is a free pattern along with so many other gorgeous and well thought out designs. I have this top printed and trimmed just waiting to be pasted together on my desk behind me as I'm reading your post :) I love yours in linen and that was my plan exactly - LINEN. We made ours up in our lush new Exclusive Linen colour Sea Salt, kindly modelled here by Zosia from our HQ team. Download the exclusive Peppermint pattern created for us by In The Folds and sew your own. I look forward to sharing all things sewing and beauty with you! We made up the size C for Zosia and added 2cm to the hem for a slightly less cropped fit. It’s quite a long edge too. I’m pretty keen on trying new patterns and who doesn’t love FREE, so I decided to pair this stash pull with the Wrap Top pattern from Peppermint magazine. If I played hide-and-seek there, nobody would ever find me. The fabric is a little shifty to work with on the cutting table, I made sure to sandwich the fabric in between tissue paper and use heavy weights. The sleeves can be set in flat if one simply finishes (serges) all the right side seam edges first. With that, I present to you #SewFreeFall. Download the exclusive Peppermint pattern created for us by In The Folds and sew your own. Linen ended up being a perfect choice, as it has a lovely textured feel that will soften with wear and holds the tie and bow beautifully!As always with In The Folds patterns, the sewing instructions were accurate and easy to follow. Peppermint Magazine recommend this pattern would suit an Advanced Beginner which we’d agree with – you’ll need to sew a 6mm double turn on the bias to finish the front of the wrap, which we found a little bit fiddly! Download the exclusive Peppermint pattern created for us by In The Folds and sew your own. I had JUST ENOUGH fabric for the project, for a minute I didn’t think it would work as it was a little short with the bodice tie piece , but it worked out! This pattern is yet another cute wardrobe staple from In The Folds and perfectly timed for Spring here in the Southern Hemisphere. If I were to do it again, for continuity/consistency, I’d finish the left side seam edges first, sew, and press them open like the right. The first thing to note is that there’s about 10” of ease at the bust as designed. I am going to make a hair scrunchie with the leftover scrap fabric! For this version, the dart position didn’t bother me enough to unstitch the french seams. Your top is beautiful and looks really well made, goes lovely with your shorts x, Thanks very much! Overall, I’m delighted with the result of my first Sew Free Fall project. If I make this top again, I’ll address the dart fitting issue but it’s not a big enough one to keep this version from regular wear. Fully lined, the dress is 100% reversible for a two-in-one garment. Like many others independent businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has been making things pretty tough for us. The leaves are changing, everything is pumpkin flavored, AND I can walk outside without sweating profusely. It felt weird to French the left side seam, when the right side was being pressed open, so I (lazily, +1) did a simple serge to finish that side. I’ll also include a few round-up posts here and there as I use and discover favorite free patterns (If you’re looking for a pretty exhaustive list, Sew Shannon recently posted an awesome one here). Once I saw this wrap top pattern, two more yards were quickly purchased. I can not say enough good things about this pattern and the fabric was the perfect choice! They’re a little low on me as-is. The edges of the peppermint wrap top are neatly folded over twice, along the neckline and attached strap pieces, as well as the edges of the bottom bodice. Just like all patterns, whatever fabric you decide to use really changes the look and overall feel of the pattern. I've fallen so in love with it all over again as I seem to every year :) There is a whole instruction video on youtube which directs the viewer through the whole construction process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpQq3NPKaCU&list=PLUemGvnDalLTO7QQs_yuUwmv5GDl0fYiN&index=98&t=0s and it's especially helpful re the changing seam allowances throughout. (We can make note that I didn’t bother to stay stitch anything, so +1 in the lazy column again.). I loved the sleeve length as it was, so I drafted a simple sleeve hem facing. I haven't tried her patterns before but I was so impressed with the pattern. This isn’t a formal challenge as there aren’t currently any prizes to be awarded. While the instructions were straightforward and decently easy to follow, I would recommend that you read up on french seams if you’ve never done them before. I'm a sucker for a wrap top, so I downloaded the pattern, found some pretty lilac Italian cotton shirting at The Fabric Store and made it up during a week off work. Maybe I’ll get crazy and add in a prize or two at some point. I really loved working with it! Overall the details of this pattern really make it worthwhile. Skill Level Intermediate. Satisfied, I just dove right in to cutting and sewing. Thank you to Red Heart for also sending me this luscious Red Heart With Love Metallic yarn to work with. A Fun Peppermint Wrap just perfect for the holidays! Today’s tutorial is about a Wrap Top from Peppermint Magazine collaboration with In The Folds. Now, please excuse me while I sew one of these outfits in every available color of Brussels Washer Linen. It has the crinkly texture and breathability of linen with the softness and drape of a rayon. This is the second project for my Makenine2020. Thanks so much for the video link, I'll definitely give that a watch before the next version! The peppermint wrap top uses french seams throughout, except for the right side of the bodice, as you are leaving a space for the tie to go through. With the front bodice top edge finished and the bottom hemmed, I sandwiched the front between a set of tie pieces, right sides facing, naturally. Heaven in a fabric, I tell you. It features a back neck facing and bust darts. There are also no bias bound edges on the neckline and ties! Sign me up to hear about new arrivals, special offers, blog posts & more. One of those goals was to finally sew up some of the free PDF patterns that have been languishing on my hard drive.