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Polaris is an off-shoulder peasant top pattern with gathers on neckline and arms. Gathers are made using elastic casings, and an optional bow can be added on front. Inspired from a vintage cut from the 1940s, it features an underarm gusset: this is how this kind of tops were constructed back in the time in the 19th century when women still wore corsets. Nowadays you can see many similar-looking tops without this specific technique.
Choose a crisp shirting or soft crepe to play on the different textures and volumes!
2/5 – very easy thanks to the sew-along video. You can find this video in the French Poetry tutorials section!
Choose your size as per the measurements below if you want a lot of gathers, or size down if you want your top to be closer to the body. I advise to size down if the drape of your fabric is quite stiff or «puffy». You can judge by the pictures here: I made the cream top in my regular size, and the blue striped top is 2 sizes smaller. Size range: 2 to 16 – tested up to size 14.
2 to 16
Length: with 60’’ (150cm) wide fabrics, you will need 2 yards (or 2 meters). with 44’’ – 45’’ (115cm) fabrics, you will need 2.5 yards (or 2.5 meters).
Fabric choice: lightweight but opaque fabrics: cotton lawn (liberty…), shirting, viscose or polyester or silk crepe, twill, challis… don’t try to add a lining, that would make a super puffy/balloony top.
You will need:
2 to 3 yards (3m) of 0.5cm wide elastic, matching thread for your fabric, scissors, pins, a marking pen, a machine needle that fits your fabric type, a small safety pin.
This pattern is offered in sizes 2 to 16 according to the body measurements below.
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