This is the Pavlova Wrap top by Sewing Cake. I have had this pattern for a while now and have always wanted to make a red one.
The fabric I used was a very delicate cotton jersey that I picked up from the fabric store – the day before the merino went on sale – damn it!
This pattern is very origami like and it took me right up until sewing the sleeves to figure out which bit was which.
I made the size 35 and it is probably a little to large on me though it is very comfortable to wear.
The ties and hems are not finished. I just couldn’t get a nice result with the overlocker or top stitching on some scrap fabric.
I think that it is a very modest wrap top. It does wrap nice and high. I am not a fan. I prefer my V-neckline a lot lower.
The back of this pattern has a ‘flap’ that the ties overlap. It is ok if you are wearing it with pants or a skirt but if you have it over a dress you have to make sure that it is tucked nicely underneath.
I like this wrap and it will get a lot of wear in the warmer months. But I still want to make another shirt like this again. Next time I might try Papercut Coppelia. It is a little more appealing now that it is in PDF format too.
Pattern – Pavlova Wrap top
Designer – Cake Sewing Patterns
Fabric – 1.8m lightweight cotton jersey