The Soleil pattern
This a rather plain pattern: 3 lengths and 2 front options!
Crop top that was because she’s 14 and dress lengths were deeemd ‘childish’ by Miss G..
A very simple pattern with not many pieces (yeah!):
- various lengths
- buttoned or plain front
- pockets or none for the dress length
- elasticized back
- spaghetti straps
Her crop top
It’s just so cute (I’m n rather objective!!!).
The length is perfect for a crop top. I used a rolled hem for hemming the crepe to keep its lightweight.
I love that feature on my Janome 744D serger.
Just for the fun, I didn’t have enough elastic for the back, but I had yards of buttonhole elastic I had bought when they were little kids…! This elastic had the right width for the casing so I used it. I’m glad I’ve kept for almost 8 years!!!
You may wonder where her bra is. Since Soleil is rather fitted at bust level, she didn’t need one.
Otherwise, a strapless bra or a bra with invisible straps would be good.
The back knot is tricky and she needs a helping hand.
Even if this pattern is meant for wovens and not knits, I plan to use it as a base for swimsuit top. I’ll change the back and how the straps are tied.