Boxy, woven top with sleeves and optional ruffle.
This pattern is suited for early maternity and post-partum – trimesters 1, 2, & 4
The Franki Top is a versatile transitional piece. It has a boxy, relaxed feel which can be made into an everyday casual top or an elegant feminine piece, both of which will be a staple in your wardrobe. Both versions have a flattering hi-lo hem line. Version 1 features a flirty ruffle hem and three-quarter sleeves with pretty ties. Version 2 is cropped at the waist and has short sleeves.
Any lightweight woven fabrics with drape such as rayon, viscose, voile or silk. For a more ‘boxy’ look, use fabrics with less drape such as cotton, chambray, double gauze, flannel or linen. Be aware that using a stiffer fabric will create a more tent-like shape.
40cm (3/8 yd) lightweight fusible interfacing^
45cm (18”) pre-made bias tape (optional if not making self bias tape)
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