Pattern: The Esme Top
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A wardrobe staple with a becoming yoke accentuated by a buttoned placket. The gathered sleeves are complemented by a darling elbow cuff, making the Esme an all-weather top. We recommend using cotton lawn for a warm weather top and cotton flannel for a cozy winter shirt. Learn new skills while making a simple-to-fit top that you will find yourself wearing time and again!
The Esme pattern includes includes basic written instructions and assembly diagrams. Also included are full-size pattern pieces for women’s sizes 2-20.
2-1/2 yards of 44-45” fabric with nice drape (cotton voile, double gauze)
5-6 1/2” buttons
Level: Advanced beginners
Meet the Maker: Meg McElwee
Meg McElwee, Taproot Contributor, divides her creative energy among fiber work, photography, parenting, and writing. She loves to marvel at the world alongside her three unschooled children, and fills their days with adventures in North Carolina nature as well as art, books, and family music jams. Meg is the author of Growing Up Sew Liberated. She writes about the mixture of motherhood and art at blog.mamaliberated.com.