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My 2021 summer wardrobe: the Prague top

by Elsa

After having sewn a light grey Orosi top, let’s change colors and work with a lovely pink floral. I chose to sew another top, namely the Prague top.

This pattern is one of the eight patterns included in the Sew Beautiful book and I love all of them. So you won’t be surprised if you see them in future articles about my 2021 summer wardrobe!

Prague in Sew Beautiful, La Casa Cactus

The Prague pattern

Kennis Wong is the mastermind behind Sew Beautiful. I love her patterns and how they’re drafted. Her instructions are spot-on and remind me of another great pattern designer, Karine, from pm-patterns. They both have precise instructions and you always learn new tricks when sewing their patterns. I have stopped testing, but I cannot resist testing for Itch to Stitch and pm-patterns!

C’est Kennis Wong qui est l’auteure de ce petit bijou. J’adore ses patrons et ses explications techniques. J’ai tellement de ses patrons sous sa marque Itch to Stitch.

I’ve been a bit under the weather lately and I had no real interest in doing anything else than brroding over the state of the world…But I got all of these lovely fabrics from Minerva. I shared my sewing ideas in a video.

Prague rapidly imposed itself to me. Available as a dress or top, its main feature is the cold-shoulder. I love cold-shoulder tops and dresses as you can see with my 3 Kew dresses (purple, blue, and navy).

Prague in Sew Beautiful, La Casa Cactus

One day, we’ll be under a hot sun, so I chose to sew the short sleeve version with the jewel neckline.

My floral top

I did a straight size 10, as a kind of muslin.

Fabric is a luscious Art Gallery knit. I’m not used to high-end knits so sewing an AGF knit is always a great experience. Stretch and recovery are fantastic.

See how the bands lay flat around the shoulders? Amazing.

My next Prague will see some changes:

  • Shorter
  • Reducing the upper back width a bit to prevent extra fabric/ gaping back.
  • Probably lowering the shoulder slope to diminish the extra fabric at the front upper bust
  • Getting rid of that fold at the armscye.

Pattern: Prague, from Sew Beautiful

Fabric: knit

Notions: Vilene H609 and stretch thread

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