Ruffle Sleeve Top (Free)

By In the Folds

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SIZESfrom 6 UK / 2 US to 24 UK / 20 US
DIFFICULTYAdvanced Beginner
BODY SHAPEAll body shapes / Apple / Athletic / Hourglass / Pear / Strawberry
FABRIC TYPECottons / Chambray / Flannel / Linen / Rayon / Viscose / Challis / Satin / Sateen / Silk

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It’s that time again! Time to release another pattern in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine! As you probably know by now, each quarter I release a pattern with Peppermint that you can download from their website for free.

What I love about this collaboration is that it gives me an opportunity to design something that is a little simpler than my usual patterns, and it also allows you to try out my patterns for free.

For this issue, we decided to make a simple top with a ruffle sleeve. I wanted it to be a piece that was both comfortable, yet still looks put together and chic. To do this, I went for a loose boxy shape, no closure (it just slips over the head) and a facing, to give the neckline a really clean finish.

The Ruffle Sleeve Top is compatible with a range of different fabrics. Consider using light to
mid-weight fabrics such as: linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray. For a softer silhouette,
consider sateen, silk or viscose (rayon). Be careful if you are a beginner though, as these fabrics are a little trickier to sew. Softer fabrics will drape over the bust, while stiffer fabrics will create a more voluminous and structured silhouette. If using a sheer fabric, consider binding the neckline rather than using the facing.

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