Sunday, 20 July 2014

Advance Wrap 8190

advance wrap 8190 1950s wrap around top

I had been looking at this pattern envelope online and trying to figure out how to draft the pattern and then came across a fantastic and very inspiring blog, studio faro- and within 2 hours drafted and made this one............................
Advance Wrap 8190
Advance Wrap 8190
and one week later made it again in red.  I made the red top bigger across the back by about 2 or 3 inches and it has a nicer drape, and can even be worn backwards. This has also worked up well in upcycling old teeshirt fabric snood/scarfs, but as this fabric can be so thin, not worth finishing edges!  (we upcycled a primark snood here and it worked well).  The fabric I used for both of the wraps here is a 2 way stretch heavy jersey and I like the fall of them, and the sleeves have nice full folds when worn.  The upcycled primark snood was a four way stretch and did drape well as it was so light.

In all this top uses just over 1 metre of fabric (160cm wide) 


  1. Hi Eimear, your tops look great! Thx so much for the share. :) Looking forward to many more of your posts. :)

    1. thank you so much for setting me on the right path!, these tops are so so handy and i still think for just over 1m of fabric - you get a lot of bang for your buck!