A top from Burda in white jersey, sewn a few years ago.
Vintage necklace made out of cut peach seeds with copper links, made by a friend’s dad.
A sewing, knitting, felting and crochet blog by Mirela Popovici
Pattern for the crochet top/dress
Crochet hook: Nr.2
Pattern: see drawing
. = chain
x = single crochet
| = double crochet
all those curved lines are chains of 2, 4 and 6 chains as indicated in the drawing.
Test square: for a width of 3 pattern repeats and a height of 3 patterns => 10x10cm
Start with the shoulder. Chain 13 + 3 for the edge and you will continue downwards. Make 5 rounds of the pattern and put the work aside.
Start with the other shoulder. After the 6th round of pattern chain 48 (i chained 53 just to make it larger).
After the 48 chain, link it with the other shoulder strap. The work will have 10 pattern repeats per width.
Continue work until you have 7 pattern repeats on the vertical.
Make it wider with 7 chains + 3 chains for height, on each side, for the armhole shaping. Work will have 12 pattern repeats per width.
At 13 pattern repeats in total per vertical, first row increase to 5 chains instead of 4. Next row the height will increase from 3 to 4 chains. Next row the chain is increased from 6 chain stitches to 7 chain stitches.
At 19 pattern repeats in total per vertical, increase everything with one chain:
instead of 5 chain stitches => 6 chain stitches
instead of 4 chain stitches => 5 chain stitches on the side
instead of 7 chain stitches => 8 chain stitches
After 26 pattern repeats the back side is finished.
Just like the back. I did mine wider with two pattern repeats to fit the bust.
P.S. hope this is not breaching any copyrights…
I got silk jersey, in a nude color, excellent drape.
I cannot decide what to sew. My intention was to sew a PJ with long sleeves and pants to have something that breaths well in the sleeping bag and dries faster then cotton… but just can’t decide…I’d like to be able to also wear the top as is, not just as a PJ…
The last two are my favorites…so far…
Or should I simply stick to the drape neckline of the simple yellow top?
What do you think?
A basic top pattern can be altered to create a drape neckline.
To obtain the drape effect on the front neckline, I’ll draw some lines on the Lydia Top from BurdaStyle to make it similar to the pattern I used. I haven’t tested this, but I’m trying to give you an idea of how the pattern actually is.
Discard the neckline facings. These will be cut in one piece with the front and back.
Raise the inner corner of the shoulder seam in the back just a little, and also the center back line. Create a V shaped line at the outer corner of the shoulder seam, to create the back facing, that will fold in when sewn. Cut in a small pinch at the tip of the V line, to stitch the shoulder seam and the facing line when sewing the front piece to the back piece. The facing will be folded inwards, thus visible finishing seams will not show on the right side of the fabric.
For the front side, elongate sideways the pattern at the shoulders, draw the same V line and create the facing by raising the neckline.
I hope this is useful, and you get an idea of how the drape in the front can be created. The drawing is similar to the pattern I have used, and I think that Lydia can be adjusted this way.
Loving that dress, I decided to go and download the pattern and was pleasantly surprised to find a huge collection of FREE patterns for women, men, children…I almost still can’t believe it 🙂 They come in PDF format with instructions, a technical drawing and a sketch.
They are all grouped into categories like dresses, blouses, etc, unfortunately there is no list with the drawings, you’ll have to click link by link to see the sketches.
But still big big collection of Free of charge patterns that you can just download! Must see it!
P.S. I was away on vacation, then on a business trip…sorry for no posts in such a long time. Turns out nobody from TSA complains about taking crochet hooks on the plain, so I made some beanies and wrist warmers…still many pictures pending…