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The Hadley Top from Grainline Studio is drapey, fluid, and sophisticated. It’s the semi-formal top that you need to wear to work or to throw on over your jeans for a night out. View A has a jewel neck, a pleat at the back neckline, and bracelet lengths sleeves. View B is sleeveless and features a soft v-neck. Both are subtly geometric as they have center seams in the front and back as well as a wide hem.
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques involved include sewing straight and curved seams, setting sleeves, darts, pleating, and applying facings.
Suggested Fabrics: Light to medium weight fabrics such as cotton, linen, silk, rayon, voile or lawn. Avoid fabrics that are too stiff since this top requires a bit of drape. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints.
Notions: Thread, Hook & Eye