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All About the Emmie Top

Fabric resources, fitting details, and tutorials to help you build your skills.

Posted in: Patterns • July 31, 2019

Build Your Wardrobe with the Emmie Top

Emmie is a modern take on the peasant top trend. While it’s simple enough to sew in an afternoon, you’ll learn some helpful new construction tips along the way. The unique notch neckline is elasticized and finished with four hook and eyes at the center front.

Pick a lightweight, flowy fabric, and put your trim stash to use by taking advantage of optional ribbon or cording ties.

Maya is wearing a size 2 Emmie top, lengthened by 1” with the sleeves lengthened by 1 1/2” and a broad shoulder adjustment. Her measurements are 33”, 26”, 36 1/2” and she is 5’ 10”.

Tutorials to Build Your Skills

A peasant-style blouse begs for natural, breathable fabrics. But if you don’t want to wear yours to the Renaissance Faire, here are some textile techniques to help you modernize a natural, gauzy fabric.

  • Natural Dyeing: Alyson Provax shows you how to create custom shades of pink, mustard, and periwinkle by dyeing your fabric with food scraps.

  • Dyeing Fabric with Fruit: Aneira Davies shows you how to use nature’s bounty to create custom textiles.

  • Shibori Dyeing: Add visual texture and interest with these shibori techniques.

  • An Introduction to Natural Dyeing: Tracy Majka shows you how to use plants from your neighborhood or garden to create a rainbow of textiles.

Learn How to Customize the Emmie Top

This month’s member bonus variation adds full-length bell sleeves to the Emmie top.

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Shop for Fabric

Keep this top breezy with light and medium-weight wovens, such as lawn, voile, gauze, chambray, Swiss dot, linen, rayon challis, crepe, and silk.

Love the samples in this month’s issue? Here is where we sourced the fabric.

Tencel poplin from Stonemountain and Daughter.

Viscose crinkle crepe from Stonemountain and Daughter.

Embroidered double gauze from Stonemountain and Daughter.

Get the Perfect Fit

Emmie pattern details

Sizes 0 - 16

About the fit

The Emmie top is semi-fitted in the bust and sweep, with a loose-fit in the waist.

Sizes 18 - 26

About the fit

The Emmie top is semi-fitted in the bust and loose-fitted in the waist and sweep.

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