The Collins Top - The Collins top is a loose-fitting trapeze-shaped top designed for woven fabrics. It is A-line in shape, perfect for hot summer days. It features a round neck, panel lines, a high-low hem and a centre-back opening, with a button and loop closure. Due to its length, the Collins top is the perfect top to pair with skirts or trousers that sit on or above the natural waist.
View A includes a three-piece raglan sleeve designed with extra volume, which creates a fun and interesting shape. The neckline is finished with bias binding.
View B is sleeveless and the neckline and armholes are finished with an all-in-one facing for a really clean and professional finish.
Recommended fabrics: Your choice of fabrics will affect the silhouette of the Collins Top. Consider using light to mid-weight fabrics such as: linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray. For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk, or viscose (rayon). Be careful if you are a beginner though, as these fabrics are a little trickier to sew.
Softer fabrics will drape over the bust (and create soft flowy sleeves), while stiffer fabrics will create a more voluminous and structured silhouette.
Due to the number of panels in the Collins top, it is a great pattern to use to experiment with colour blocking and stripe direction.
Sizes included: A to J (AUS sizing) 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24
In the Folds patterns are drafted for a B cup bust. Please check the finished garment measurements chart in the pattern, before deciding whether or not you need to make an adjustment.
Patterns are drafted for height of 170cm (5'7") and include a ‘lengthen / shorten line’ so you can make adjustments to suit your height.
115cm 1.3m 1.3m 1.5m 1.5m 1.5m 1.8m 1.8m 1.8m 2m 2.1m
150cm 1m 1.1m 1.1m 1.1m 1.25m 1.4m 1.4m 1.6m 1.6m 1.7m
115cm 1.2m 1.2m 1.3m 1.3m 1.5m 1.5m 1.8m 1.9m 1.9m 2m
150cm 1.1m 1.1m 1.1m 1.1m 1.1m 1.3m 1.3m 1.4m 1.5m 1.6m
Notions: View A requires 1 10mm button, 1m 35mm bias tape and thread. Optional is an additional 2.5m of bias tape if you would like to bind the hem. View B requires 1 10mm button and thread. Optional is an additional 2.5m of bias tape if you would like to bind the hem.
Sewing level for this pattern: Suitable for advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced sewing levels.