Frocks & Frolics 2018 ©

Marina Brumpton

Frocks & Frolics 

Los Angeles, California

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This is a dream pattern and my 'go to' all year round.Because its cut on the bias, it sits smoothly without the need for a complicated closure. Make the lined version for a fancy night out, or as a casual little top with bound edges.


Watch the shorter 'You Tube Video' for free to get a sneak peak at the instructions and fall in love with Manhattan.


Working with the fabric cut on the bias can be super easy and daunting at the same time, depending which fabric you use. Its important to choose the fabric to suit your experience level, to give you a fabulous result. Linen is just right for those hot summer days. Its easy to work with and a looks and feels wonderful. For a challenge you can venture into satin or devoree and line the top. In this example I lined a hand painted silk velvet devoré for a very special summer top. 


Size:  2-22 (US) + Bonus Teen Sizes (Age 12, 14 & 16) 



  •  Instant Downloadable PDF Pattern in German & English (letter Size, DIN A4 and A0)
  • Written instructions in German & English
  • Video Tutorials in German & English (Marina will enrol you manually to the Academy after purchase)


What will I learn?

  • All about the pattern
  • How to bind the neckline and armholes professionally
  • How to line the top for that posh look, which also is easier!
  • How to sew a narrow rolled edge hem


I am very proud of the instructions that you receive with this pattern and break down step by step everything you need to do, as well as full video tutorials too! Included in this is membership to the Frocks & Frolics Academy, where you will receive exclusive free patterns & video tutorials to get you ‘sewing like a pro’ before too long.


Fabric: 1 - 2

Light weight woven fabrics in linen, silk or cotton.


Digital PDF Pattern Download Instructions:

Once you have purchased this pattern it will be available for download straight away and you can print it at home on either DIN A4 or US letter size paper. You will also  receive the download link via email, just in case! This link will remain active for 30 days. 


You will be able to watch the video sewing course at our exclusive sewing Academy. Once payment has been received we enroll you to the course and send you a thank you email. If you are already a member, no further action is necessary, just log in and start learning. Marina will add the course to your account.


If you are not a member already, you will be send an email asking you to create a password to access the exclusive membership site and your sewing course.

Manhattan Top | Slip Dress