It’s officially summer and it’s hot outside! Celebrate the heat by making the new Tulsi Top. The top is simple to make and chic to wear. Ideal for four-way stretch fabric, this shirt is breathable and fun to style. Create an alternative version by making it a bathing suit top with one of Mood’s vibrant tricot fabrics!
1. Cut out pattern pieces with the widest stretch of the fabric going along the length of your pattern pieces.
2. Mark the face (or right sides) of your fabric pieces with an X or a chalk dot, so they don’t get mixed up.
3. Pin top fronts right sides together. When you pin, make sure to extra pin due to this fabric rolling in. You want to make sure that you get all the fabric so it doesn’t roll over. Sew along the top and bottom edge using a stretch or overlock stitch.
4. Along the sides, sew two rows of gathers.
5. Flip right side out. Press your seams on a low setting.
6. Sew the back pieces right sides together along the top and bottom, similarly to your front panels. Flip right side out and press.
7. Label one side of your front and back with an X as the face of your garment to keep track.
8. Attach the front and back of your garment at one of the side seams using a French seam, gathering the front into the back where necessary.
9. Twist your top twice so the designated face of your shirt is face-up after both twists.
10. Finish up the second side seam using a French seam.