So here it is, the pattern and tutorial I wrote about on Friday. This crossback top is a super easy sew, and since it is an easy fit, it would work for teens/tweens all the way up to women's size small, so busts 28-34" should be good. If you need to make the pattern bigger or smaller, check out this post. As mentioned in Friday's post, I used Modern Yardage fabric and showcased a pillow panel.
- 1 1/2 yards of fabric
- 3 yards of 1/2" double fold bias tape
- 2 buttons, at least 3/4" wide
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After cutting out the pieces, sew the backs to the front at the shoulders, right sides together.
Next sew the side seams, right sides together. Note: this shirt is designed to have the shoulder and side seams come on to the front of the body, not lie directly on the shoulder or right at the side of the body.
Apply bias tape around shirt edges and armhole edges. See this tutorial to apply bias tape if you're not sure about how to do it.
Finally, add two buttons/buttonholes on the top back to hold it closed. Or, you can just sew the back together along the neckline - there is enough ease to slip this over your head without having to unbutton.
And that's it!