So here it is, the pattern and tutorial I wrote about on Friday. This crossback top is a super easy sew and easy fit. 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
- The pattern, see below
How to Get the Pattern
The pattern is in a women’s size small, but due to the easy fit, busts 28-34″ should be fine. If you need to make the pattern bigger or smaller, check out this post. To get this pattern, click your preferred option from the buttons below as a newsletter subscriber or gallery access pass purchaser. Note that the free version of the pattern does not have printable instructions.
Please note that all my free patterns are licensed for personal use only (no selling items made from this unless you purchase it) and by downloading you are agreeing to this license.
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!
I am trying to teach a neighbor girl how to sew, and this is the perfect project! Thanks for sharing!
Yet another lovely creation, this looks so comfortable and easy to wear AND sew! Just wished I was your size! OH well just have to draft this one up bigger (much Bigger) at least your patterns are not too hard to enlarge. Many Thanks for sharing again
😀 I’ve the same probs … but where I’ve to enlarge the pattern? I need it larger in the front side. Thanks for helping a sewing novice!
Thanks heaps. I have a stack of soft summer weight fabrics that I can use on this top. I love the back detail so much.
Hola Melissa, una vez más me ha encantado tu trabajo, he enlazado esta entrada en mi blog para que puedan verla mis amigas porque está genial. A mi me gustaría hacerme un top así porque está fantástico, este año seguí este diseño pero para hacerme un delantal de cocina, hay muchas casualidades en la vida….
Te dejo el enlace y un besazo
Thanks for the reply back. For some reason I had a block that I couldn’t just keep enlarging, but it finally makes sense. That is exactly what the commercial patterns do. You are awesome, and very patient especially with some of us who were “just not getting it–ME”
Muchas gracias, es bellisimo
que hermoso top, y se ve muy simple! (that beauty top, is a simply idea and so cute! .. thank
Jess the Sewing Rabbit
Very cute Melissa! Looks great on you!
I’ve been sewing lots for my girls, now its time for my self, yeayyyyy!!! Thanks for sharing 😀
Thank you! I look forward to making this. As a rookie sewer, I am a little confused about the bias tape – you see it around the bottom and the neckline but not so much around the arm holes. Is it hidden under around the arm holes? Just was thinking of trying a co-ordinating bias tape but want to be sure I am using it correctly or if it is better to use the same fabric. Thanks!
I used single fold bias tape on the armholes, so it’s only on the inside, not wrapped around like the neckline which has double fold bias tape.
I just stumbled upon this website and, wow!, this top is just exactly what I need! Great pattern and tutorial! I do have a question: my bust measurement is 38. How should I alter this pattern to fit me? I’m raring to get sewing on it.
Thank You so much for posting. I was looking for a pattern similar to this to make a smock for a musical production. I was able to work with what you posted. It saved me a lot of trial and errors. Thank you…Thank you!
Thanks again, Melly. This one looks like even I can put together. Who expected it to hit the 70s up here in the Rockies. How timely your pattern is. Thanks for sharing your effort and your creativity.
About to give this a try! I am making my own bias tape. How many feet did you wind up using of double bias for the cross-back top? Thank!
Ahhh, yes. Common sense idea. I am at your blog quite often because it is so dam helpful! Thanks for doing this.