The Collins top is a loose-fitting trapeze-shaped top designed for woven fabrics. It is A-line in shape, perfect for hot summer days. It features a round neck, panel lines, a high-low hem and a centre-back opening, with a button and loop closure. Due to its length, the Collins top is the perfect top to pair with skirts or trousers that sit on or above the natural waist.
This listing is for a printed paper pattern in a paper envelope.
The Collins top is compatible with a range of different fabrics. Your choice of fabric will dictate the silhouette you achieve.
Consider using light to mid-weight fabrics such as: linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray.
For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk (crepe de chine or habotai) or viscose (rayon). Be careful if you are a beginner though, as these fabrics are a little trickier to sew. I'd suggest sticking to stable natural fabrics that are not too prone to fraying if you are a beginner.
Softer fabrics will drape over the bust (and create soft flowy sleeves), while stiffer fabrics will create a more voluminous and structured silhouette.
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45"/1.15M FABRIC)
A-B = 1.5yd / 1.3m, C-E = 1.7yd / 1.5m, F-H = 2yd / 1.8m, I = 2.2yd / 2m, J = 2.3yd / 2.1m
A-B = 1.3yd / 1.2m, C-D= 1.5yd / 1.3m, E-F = 1.7yd / 1.5m, G = 2yd / 1.8m, H-I = 2.1yd / 1.9m, J = 2.2yd / 2m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (60"/1.5M FABRIC)
A = 1.2yd / 1m, B-C = 1.2yd / 1.1m, D-E = 1.4yd / 1.25m, F-G = 1.6yd / 1.4m, H-I = 1.8yd / 1.6m, J = 1.9yd / 1.75m
A-E = 1.2yd / 1.1m, F-G= 1.5yd / 1.3m, H = 1.6yd / 1.4m, I = 1.7yd / 1.5m, J = 1.8yd / 1.6m
- Coordinating thread
- 1 x 1cm (⅜in) button
- View A only : 1m (1.1 yd) x 32mm (1¼ in) single-fold bias tape
- Optional : 2.5m (2.75 yds) bias binding if you would like to also bind the hem
Sewing level: Advanced Beginner