Top Five Boxy Top Sewing Patterns for 2015
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We’re more than halfway through 2015, folks. It feels a bit surreal that the past year has flown by so fast. The other day I wrote 2008 on a check. So I’m certainly shocked by the pace at which the world is turning these days. And apparently still living in the year I graduated college.
But 2015, although certainly not over, has had seen some pretty awesome clothing trends. Even better, the sewing pattern world picked them up just as quickly as these trends hit stores.
My favorite of those trends is the boxy top. I’m talking about loose, flowing tops without darts. These kinds of blouses look great with jeans and layered under jackets. And boxy tops are easy to sew, a perfect project for the beginner sewist.
So today I’m counting down my favorite boxy top sewing patterns for 2015. Let's get into it.
Perhaps the most popular boxy top sewing pattern on the market is the Sutton Blouse
by True Bias
. The Sutton Blouse is a flowing woven blouse with kimono sleeves and a back inverted pleat. This pattern features French seams and side slits for a super professional finish.
on Instagram and you’ll see that hundreds of people have sewn up this pattern. In fact, this sewing pattern was recently featured on the first round
of Sew Mama Sew’s Super Online Sewing Match. Below are a few of our favorite versions of this great pattern. See all Sutton Blouse creations here
Another great boxy top with some unique details is the Bess Top
by Imagine Gnats
. The Bess Top is a simple top with a pleated yoke and three length options. With just two pattern pieces, this sewing pattern sews up in a snap.
One of our favorite creations is Amber’s Bess Top sewn from beautiful Nani Iro fabric. With just a pair of jeans, this simple top can make a statement.
The first women’s sewing pattern from emerging designer, Whitney Deal, is the Mercer Tunic
. The Mercer Tunic is a loose-fitting tunic with a gathered yoke and front placket. What’s even better is that this long, draped top doubles as a maternity option!
For those that are ready to tackle a placket, Whitney’s instructions are impeccable. Take a look at Sew Charleston’s Mercer Tunic
below with contrast Liberty yokes and placket.
Lou Box Top
Longtime sewing blogger, Beth Wood, released her first sewing pattern this year. Her minimal clean style is perfectly captured in her beginner sewing pattern, the Lou Box Top
. This is a loose, boxy top with a bias-bound neckline and a ton of options. The scoop neckline and curved hem are shown below.
With three neckline options, three hem options and the option to add a pocket, this is one sewing pattern you’ll make again and again. Check out the possibilities:
Established pattern designer and blogger, See Kate Sew
hit a home run when she designed the Zippy Top
. This loose-fitting woven tee has two length options and an exposed center-back zipper. The cropped version would look great over a knit maxi dress, while the full length version looks great paired with jeans.
We love this top sewn in both stable cottons and also in drapey fabrics like crepe. Take a look at how Indiesew creators sewed up the Zippy Top below. See all Zippy Top creations here
All five of these sewing patterns are great layering pieces that can be worn under jackets and cardigans. I suggest experimenting with fabric types and prints, until you find a combination you love. Because boxy tops sew up so quickly you’ll likely finish more than one in a sitting!
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