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 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.

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Apron Sew Along

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I will be using Molly Madison’s Apron Pattern, but feel free to use any apron pattern you might have on hand.  Molly is a friend of mine and I just love the variations on her pattern as you see above.

Here is the schedule of live shows and I will include links to the live shows each morning:

 

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You can find Reen at Embroidery Garden:

Sewing & Embellishing Pillow Cases

Sewing & Embellishing Pillow Cases

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So going back, we had an entire week of making pillow cases, embroiderying ideas, BES 4 Lettering tutorial, and more!  Here are all the replays:

 

Now that was fun!  I hope you are inspired to dig into your stash and make a few pillow cases 🙂  Next week the theme is spa and pampering, which we all need a little of right now.

Let me know if there is a specific lesson you might like in the upcoming live shows. 

Cheers,

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Supplies:

  • Fabric
    • Flannel
    • Jersey Knit
    • Scuba Knit
    • Double Knit 
    • Rayon Knit
    • Cotton

      Check out the new fabric that just came in by clicking here.  (I am using my scuba knit)

 

 

 

Thanks so much for sewing along with me!  Be sure to share your pajama pants on social media #angelawolf  cool

Cheers,

Chloe Trench Sew Along

Chloe Trench Sew Along

A trench coat is a great jacket for any season and I thought this would be a great sew along to kick off 2020!  You can find short excerpts of sewing my Chloe Trench Pattern in season 18 of It’s Sew Easy TV and each of the episodes are listed in the Fashion Sewing Club and on my YouTube Channel.  I will also list these on each blog post as we go through the sew along. 

The Chloe Trench Sewalong will last 5 weeks, with each week focusing on a different part of the jacket sewing process.  The free live sessions will be on Facebook, YouTube, and Angela Wolf Patterns Facebook Group.  More in-depth live shows will take place on the Fashion Sewing Club.  All of the dates listed below are subject to change, be sure to sign up for my Newsletter so you don’t miss a thing! Now let’s get sewing!

 

Chloe Trench Supplies

Grab your copy of the Chloe Trench Pattern in either a personally signed Paper Version with includes paper pattern printed in full color along with a spiral bound notebook for the directions or Digital Download.  (Available from size 0 to 36W)

You can find the patterns, interfacing, and pressing supplies here at www.AngelaWolfPatterns.com and get 10% OFF with coupon code: NEWYEAR2020  (all caps)

Fashion Sewing Club Members get 25% OFF all patterns & supplies during the month of January 2020 – visit the club website for your coupon code.   

 

Chloe Trench Sew Along Schedule:

The activities for the Chloe Trench will be combined of blog posts and live shows; some of these shows are free and some are exclusive to Fashion Sewing Club Members.  Click here to learn more about the Fashion Sewing Club

Week 1: Choosing Fabric, Size, Interfacing, and Prep

Week 2: Fitting, Cutting, Interfacing (BONUS for FSC: Lining Options)

 

Week 3: Interfacing, Finishing Seams, & Getting Started Sewing

Week 4: Sleeves & Hemming

  • February 4th 3:00 pm EST Live Chat Fashion Sewing Club
    • Mark your calendar, a link will be posted closer to the date

 

Week 5: Top stitching, Final Touches, Show & Tell

  • February 10th 6:00 pm EST Live Chat Fashion Sewing Club
    • Mark your calendar, a link will be posted closer to the date

 

Please Note: All of these dates are subject to change. Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter to stay up to date. 

To get started check out my video below from It’s Sew Easy TV.  This will show you ideas for fabric and interfacing.  We will discuss this further in the live Q&A and weekly behind the scenes show.  Are you going to join the sew along?  Leave me a comment if you have any question or need help finding fabric.   

 

Can’t wait to see what you sew up!

Cheers,

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