The Bella Knit Top Sewing Pattern

The Bella Knit Top Sewing Pattern

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 sewing pattern is available in instant digital download format or the paper version with spiral notebook mailed to your home.  

 

NOTE:  The Bella Knit Top PDF version is included FREE with the The Touch of Couture Embroidery Collection.

The Bella Knit Top #AW2009  

  • Available in Misses Sizes 0 – 18 and Plus Sizes 16W – 36W
  • Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate 

Supplies Needed:

Fabric Ideas

  • 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.

cheers,

 

 

Discount on Supplies Needed to Sew & Embroidery the Bella Knit Top

Get 20% OFF patterns, fabric, and sewing supplies at www.AngelaWolfPatterns.com
with coupon code NEWYEARS20  (expires at midnight EDT 1/6/2021)

Tailor’s Clapper for pressing up the hem allowances.

1/2″ Wide Elastic for the wrist finish on the long sleeve version.

Softloc Wooly Poly serger / coverstitch looper thread

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

This is a 3 hour live virtual class with time for Q&A and the replay will be available for 30 days.  Click here to register.

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The Lacy Knit Top Sewing Pattern

The Lacy Knit Top Sewing Pattern

The Lacy Knit Top Sewing Pattern

The design for the Lacy Knit Top was a result of our everlasting Covid lockdown! Whether lounging at home, working in the studio, or working out in our home gym ~ this top hit the mark.  Semi-fitted in the bust area, looser thru the hips, and a little longer in the center front and back.  My favorite versions of this top are sewn with a rayon knit and fashionable lace and the 2nd sewn with athleisure sportswear and mesh fabric.  (You might notice that I am wearing the Shirley Wrap as a dress)

This comfortable, stylish knit top is easy to sew and perfect for beginners!  Here are the details:

The Lacy Knit Top #AW2008

A stylish top for athletic wear or dress it up with lace and velvet.

  • Available in Misses Sizes 0 – 18 and Plus Sizes 16W – 36W
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • 3 sleeve versions:  tank, short, and long sleeve
  • Knit fabric with at least 3% stretch:  rayon knit, ITY knit, bamboo knit, jersey knit, athleisure wear
  • Contrast fabric could be the same fabric, just a different color or really mix it up with stretch lace or mesh fabric.

Available in instant digital download format or the paper version with spiral notebook mailed to your home.

 

Discount on Supplies Needed to Sew the Lacy

Get 20% OFF patterns, fabric, and sewing supplies at www.AngelaWolfPatterns.com
with coupon code NEWYEARS20  (expires at midnight EDT 1/6/2021)

Athletic Fabric: Combine athletic fabric and mesh for a sporty look!

Color Contrast: Use the same fabric and combine a print and solid color.

Lace: Dress up the top with lace or embroiderd mesh fabric.

Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win the Lacy Pattern

If you would like to win the Lacy pattern in paper or PDF format, leave a comment below and let me know if you are plan on sewing the Lacy for atheisure or fancy lace. 

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!

I know many of you in the Fashion Sewing Club have already sewn this top and I love seeing the variations and fabric combinations.  If you have already sewn up the Lacy, be sure to share photos and I will feature you on the show.

cheers,

Below is one of my episode’s of It’s Sew Easy which includes tips for sewing lace fabric and a tutorial on starting with the Ruched-T and designing your own Lacy style top!

 

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The Shirley Faux Wrap Top & Dress Sewing Pattern

The Shirley Faux Wrap Top & Dress Sewing Pattern

The Shirley Faux Wrap Dress & Top

I designed this pattern as one of the wrap style dresses and tops for season 19 of It’s Sew Easy tv. The Shirley wrap can be sewn as a top or a dress.   Because the style must pullover the head, this top must be sewn with a knit.  

There are many versions in this pattern including sleeveless, short sleeve, and long sleeve.  Then you have the option of sewing a top or dress.

This top is easy to sew and perfect for beginners!  Here are the details:

The Shirley Wrap Top & Dress #AW1913

A stylish faux wrap knit top and dress.  

  • Available in Misses Sizes 0 – 18 and Plus Sizes 16W – 36W
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Available in instant digital download format or the paper version with spiral notebook mailed to your home.

Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win the Shirley Pattern

If you would like to win the Shirley pattern in paper or PDF format , leave a comment below and let me know if you are plan on sewing the Shirley as a dress or top.  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 Shirley, be sure to share photos and I will feature you on the show.

cheers,

 

 

 

Discount on Supplies Needed to Sew the Shirley

Get 20% OFF patterns, fabric, and sewing supplies at www.AngelaWolfPatterns.com
with coupon code NEWYEARS20  (expires at midnight EDT 1/6/2021)

Knit Fabric with at least 3% lycra / spandex such as rayon knit, ITY knit, jersey knit,

Softloc Wooly Poly has a light stretch and super soft thread and ideal to use in the serger and coverstitch loopers.

Tailor’s Clapper for pressing up the hem allowances.

Learn to Sew Knits Online Class: Angela Wolf Academy

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Day 18 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ GIVEAWAY DAY!

Day 18 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ GIVEAWAY DAY!

#SEWCIALHOP2020 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

CATCH THE REPLY AND MEET OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS

 

Day 18 #SEWCIALHOP2020 and a Special THANKYOU to ALL the SPONSORS!!!

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French European Inc – Joe informed us we have almost broken $100,000 that will be given to covid-research!  Thanks Joe for the $31,000 match and ABC matched another $35,000 – AMAZING!!!

Winners of the Dress Forms:

  • Rose Donant
  • Angela Norris

 Winners of Sewing Basket filled with supplies:

  • Nanette Moshier
  • Anne Hartley-Choate

Big Bling Ring winner: Rhonda Kennedy

Joe extended his sale on his website until Monday, December 21, 2020

Kai Scissors – Devon and Jeff gave away a fabulous Dressmaker Scissor Pack

  •  Cindy Gillengerten

Vogue Fabrics Rogie gave away a $30 giftcard

  • Crystal Nichols

SewingMachinesPlus.com  Blaine will be live giving away a sewing machine and more!

  • Stay Perfect Bundle Pack: Maria Del Carmen
  • Stay Perfect Bundle Pack: Patricia Barber
  • Sewing Machine Mat: Colin Jumper
  • Sewing Machine Mat: Phyllis Abrahamson
  • Encore 260A Sewing Machine plus Extension Table: Trudy Snyder

Cindy Hogan – Cynthia’s Embroidery Cindy gave away a virtual class of your choice

  • Maeie Flaugher

Joanne Banko, Let’s Go Sew  Joanne gave away one of her books with a free scarf and a surprise bonus giveaway

  • Esther Hopland
  • Lise Moskop (2nd runner up if Esther passes)

DIME Eileen Roche Eileen gave away a machine embroidery jewelry collection and hardware kit

  • Arlene Surkis

Patternade.com Daniel gave away a LIFETIME subscription of Patternade Pro

  • Joan Bush

MSDP – MSDP gave away Linda Stewart’s eBooks

  • Stacey Tiller

Laser Bee Studio Laser Bee gave away one set of combo project trays with markers (thread not included)

  • Deborah Vess

Reen Wilcoxson – Embroidery Garden Reen gave two of her Garden Flower Lace Collection plus two virtual classes

  • Garden Lace Collection: Helen McIntyre
  • Garden Lace Collection: Marta Infantino
  • Virtual Class of your choice: Geralyn Gough
  • Virtual Class of your choice: Jessica Redding

The Sewing Shop Holly & Steve gave away BES4

  • Kathy Hanley

Allbrands Barbara surprised us and gave away 2 Brother sewing machine’s!

  • Brother NS80 Sewing Machine: Karen Sharp
  • Pacesetter Sewing Machine: Marion Phillips

 

ENORMOUS thanks to all the wonderful vendors who made #sewcialhop2020 a success! Huge shout out to the Wolfpack and all the support they have shown to vendors, each other, and myself! Thank you all for hopping! 

This has been so much fun!  And there is more coming … check the blog tomorrow for details!

Cheers,

Want to learn more about fashion design, sewing techniques, and patterns?

Members of the Fashion Sewing Club have access to past episodes of It’s Sew Easy, Facebook live and YouTube videos, fitting instruction on specific topics, discounts on my website, and much more!

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Day 17 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ ALLBRANDS

Day 17 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ ALLBRANDS

JOIN US LIVE FOR THE #SEWCIALHOP2020 BIG GIVEAWAY DAY!

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Day 17 #SEWCIALHOP2020

Today we feature my good friends at Allbrands!!!

Allbrands.com has spent four decades focused on one thing above all others, unparalleled customer service. Our owners, John and Annette Douthat, were very careful when they chose our name, AllBrands.com. They wanted it to reflect the products that we carry. We go out of our way to fulfill your needs by offering all brands of Floor Care, Garment Care, Sewing Machines and Sewing Related products. We partner with many different manufacturers and offer many different brands of products. Our corporate office is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Like and follow Allbrands!! Leave a comment on their Facebook and Instagram pages with #sewcialhop2020 in your comment!

SEWING MACHINE GIVEAWAY

 Allbrands will be giving away a sewing machine!!! Click here to enter and hop on over to Allbrands’ Facebook and Instagram and say THANK YOU BARBARA!!!! #sewcialhop2020

On a Personal Note

I just love the Douthat family!  I actually bought my first coverstitch machine from Allbrands, WAY before I ever met them.  Another first, my first embroidery event was with Allbrands.  We hit it off so well, many more followed, including the Houston Quilt Fest – which many of you have attended.  Last year the wolfpack made a real impression on the Allbrands booth!   A family owned business and an wonderful staff to boot.  

During this covid shutdown, Barbara and I have had so much fun on the live shows.  In fact, the entire Douthat family is amazing, which is why I am so excited to feature them today!  So the wolfpack will be stopping by Allbrands’ Facebook and Instagram pages to say thank you for your support!!! 

Be sure to leave me a comment below if you are enjoying the Sewcial Hop so far!

Cheers,

Learn to Sew Knits Online Class: Angela Wolf Academy

Want to learn more about fashion design, sewing techniques, and patterns?

Members of the Fashion Sewing Club have access to past episodes of It’s Sew Easy, Facebook live and YouTube videos, fitting instruction on specific topics, discounts on my website, and much more!

Join FSC today!

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