I am delighted to announce the release of the Gypsy Swing Top PDF sewing pattern. The inspiration for creating the Gypsy Swing Top came from observing so many ruffles around this season. There are literally ruffles everywhere and they are easier to sew than you might think. I wanted to create a simple sewing project that an advanced beginner could sew and one that also gives you a fashionable look.
The Gypsy Swing Top is a really cute summer top pattern and is ideal for a casual weekend top. It would look great teamed up with a pair of distressed denim shorts or jeans and some cute sneakers or sandals. The ruffle is full and swingy and the hemline will sit right at your hipbones making it a fun little top to wear and swing around in. Ideally it should be made up in a light to mid weight cotton, chambray, linen or hemp but could also work in a rayon or mid weight satin. This little top would be perfect to wear to a lunch, the beach, a catchup at a cafe or made up in a silkier fabric you could wear it to a jazz club and listen to some Gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing)!
The Gypsy Swing Top pattern features a halter neck, tie back closure, ruffled hem and is based on a trapeze design which gives it a really nice relaxed fit. It could quite easily be made longer or shorter by lengthening at the ruffle seam line. The ties, neckline and armholes are all finished with self fabric bias binding. It comes in sizes 6-18 (Australian standards). The only skills required for this pattern are gathering and sewing bias binding which makes it perfect for the advanced beginner.
Once again I was really happy with my testers versions of the Gypsy Swing Top. They all gave me fantastic feedback and made it much easier for me to give you the final pattern. I will be adding their pictures to my next blog in a tester roundup.
You can purchase the pattern for only $8 AUD in the shop. (about 6USD, 5.4 Euro, 4.7 GPB) I hope you enjoy sewing the Gypsy Swing Top as much as I have.
The pictures below were taken in Bologna, Italy.