The Manhattan top sewing pattern is a dream pattern and my ‘go-to’ all year round. Because it’s 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 ‘YouTube Video’ for free to get a sneak peek 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 on which fabric you use. It’s 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. It’s easy to work with and a looks and feels wonderful. For a challenge, you can venture into satin or devoré and line the top. In this example, I lined a hand-painted silk velvet devoré for a very special summer top. The Manhattan top sewing pattern is for intermediate level sewers but the result is well worth it, and a varied choice of fabrics and colours will really add to your wardrobe.
Confident beginner / Intermediate
2-22 (US) + Bonus Teen Sizes (Age 12, 14 & 16)
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1 – 2 Lightweight woven fabrics in linen, silk or cotton, are best for the Manhattan top sewing pattern.
• 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
Digital-PDF Pattern Download Instructions: Once you have purchased this pattern it will be available for download from your account straight away and you can print it at home on either DIN A4 or US letter size paper. You will be able to watch the video sewing course for your pattern at our sewing Academy. Just log into your account at frocksandfrolics.com and start learning.
Note for existing customers: We have updated our site to ensure a smoother learner experience and will stop operating the original academy site in July 2020. Please ensure you log into the new academy, right here at Frocks & Frolics. Please use the same email address and simply reset your password. If there are any paid products missing in your new account, please send me an email straight away.