The Bella Knit Top
Another easy pattern to sew with a neckline twist! I designed the Bella Knit Top sewing pattern to be sewn with knits for comfort and coordinate with A Touch of Couture Lace Embroidery Collection, Regardless if you add embroidery, this knit top is trendy and easy to sew! slightly fitted in the bust area and looser in the waist and hip area with a flattering curved hemline. Different than my other knit top patterns, this one has a v-neckline with facing instead of a ribbed collar band.
Although there are two sleeve options, I named the pattern after the bell-like sleeve which is fitted in the bicep area and then bells out in the wrist area, hemmed with an elastic casing.
I have sewn this version with rayon jersey knit for the body and mesh for the sleeve. The short sleeve version offers a loose, flowing sleeve and a chiffon fabric is a great choice. I am just finishing a few more Bella Knit Tops and will share photos next week with a few tutorials on sewing and embroidering this trendy top.
The Bella Knit Top #AW2009
- Available in Misses Sizes 0 – 18 and Plus Sizes 16W – 36W
- Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate
- Knit Fabric with at least 3% lycra / spandex: Jersey Knit, Rayon Knit, Crepe Knit, Bamboo Knit, Pont Knit, Stretch Velvet
- Additional Fabric Options for Long Sleeve: Mesh, Tulle, Stretch Silk Chiffon,
- Additional Fabric Options for Short Sleeve: Silk Chiffon, Poly Chiffon
Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win The Bella Knit Top Sewing Pattern
If you would like to win the Bella pattern in paper or PDF format, leave a comment below and let me know what fabric you would sew your top out of. You can also leave a comment on Facebook and Instagram for extra chances to win. I will draw 1 random winner from EACH location during Behind the Scenes live Facebook and YouTube Show Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 1:30pm Eastern. Good luck!
If you have already sewn up the Bella, be sure to share photos and I will feature you on the show.
Discount on Supplies Needed to Sew & Embroidery the Bella Knit Top
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New Virtual Class Saturday, January 16, 2021 at NOON Eastern
Sewing, Fitting, and Designing Knit Tops with Angela Wolf – 3 Hour Virtual Class
Angela will start by sharing a few fitting tips for knit tops including bust, hip, gapping neckline, working with darts, and bicep adjustments to name a few.
She will then teach techniques for sewing and hemming knits with a sewing machine, serger, and coverstitch machine.
Lastly, she will then show how to take a simple t-shirt pattern and design different styles including:
- Altering body styles
- Sleeve variations
- bell sleeve
- gathered sleeve
- flowy short sleeve
- Collar variations
- twisted neckline
- sporty v-neck
- cape style turtleneck