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Simplicity 2369 – Wrap Top

This pattern has been in my pattern stash, ignored and unloved since 2011 when it was a free gift with Sew magazine, its been quite a hit with sewing community, and I can understand why, easy to sew and easy to wear.


I really want to improve  my skill and feel confident sewing with jersey/knits on my sewing machine (I don’t have an overlocker) so this pattern seemed ideal, a wrap top or dress with raglan sleeves.

I used a size 14 for the shoulder area grading out to a 16 for the seams.  I also cut about 3 inches off the bottom.

All sewn up on my sewing machine using a ballpoint needle and a stretch stitch.

Top stitched with a twin ballpoint needle.

While waiting for the twin needle to be delivered, and being impatient I stitched the hem of the wrap section with a fancy stretch stitch, but I wish I had waited for the twin needle, which I feel would have looked better.

Browsing the internet looking for a suitable buckle for this top I couldn’t resist this little lot found on Ebay




In other news my sofa shopping arrived this week

Two from Fabworks


And last but not least these gorgeous Liberty Needle cords from Sewbox.


I really must stop buying fabric!!



17 thoughts on “Simplicity 2369 – Wrap Top

  1. Love this top – the fabric and the buckle are just made for each other. You’ve got some great purchases there too – I have needlecord envy! 🙂

    1. The fabric is from Abakhan in Chester, I got it last year while on a short break in North Wales, was very cheap, I had never seen fabric sold by weight before.

  2. Lovely top! I’m also nervous of knits, without an overlocker and wanting to improve! It seems to be a common predicament! Love the fabrics you’ve ordered and looking forward to seeing what you make – those needle cords are just gorgeous 😍

  3. You’ve got to love a display of buckles and buttons like that! My students love rifling through my button jars to see what they can find and use in their projects. Love the pears fabric especially. The top is right up my street,too – I think it’s lovely.

  4. Yeah this does look like a great pattern. I keep thinking I should make a wrap dress, I even have the fabric, I’ve just never got round to finding the pattern…
    Yours looks lovely, well done for conquering jersey.

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