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Introducing the Wynn Tie-front Crop and Leighanne Dress!

Fabric ideas, fitting details, and tips for sewing this month’s Seamwork patterns.

Posted in: Patterns • June 1, 2023

Meet the Wynn Tie-front Crop

Wynn is a woven tie-front crop that you can wear layered or as a chic statement piece all on its own. You'll find front and back waist darts for shaping, a deep V-neck, and slight gathers at the sleeve cap. The front of this top is lined for a clean, polished finish at the ties, and the back is finished with single-fold bias tape.

Wear Wynn layered over a cami and your favorite jeans, or over a dress to add an extra layer and a cinch at your waist.

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Fabric & Fit

Fabrics to shop: Look for lightweight or medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, cotton gauze, voile, chambray, swiss dot, rayon challis, linen, rayon crepe, and silk.

Fabrics to avoid: There is slight gathering at the sleeve cap, so avoid heavyweight fabrics that will be too stiff, such as denim or canvas.

Fit: Here are some shoulder and sleeve adjustments that will help you fit this top.

Meet the Leighanne Dress

Leighanne is a dreamy empire-waist dress with a gathered skirt. Clustered darts give the lined bodice a tailored appearance, and the skirt has princess seams and is finished with a faced hem and side slits. The double straps on the front add a flirty detail, and the adjustable strap on the back ensures a comfortable fit. This dress closes with an invisible zipper and the skirt has side seam pockets.

The Leighanne member bonus variation eliminates the side slit and adds a ruffle to the hem, creating a maxi-length dress. 

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This pattern is named after our talented ambassador Leighanne, who sewed up a reversible Wynn top to match her dress. Visit her blog to see more about her projects.

Fabric & Fit

Fabrics to shop: Look for lightweight or medium-weight woven fabrics such as linen, chambray, batiste, lawn, rayon challis, cupro, and Tencel. You want the fabric to gather well!

Fabrics to avoid: Avoid fabrics that don't gather well, such as denim.

Fit: Getting a good fit at the bust will ensure this dress fits you perfectly. Here are our bust adjustment tutorials.

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