I always struggle putting together casual vintage looks. The fancy looks are easy, a big vintage prom dress always looks elegant and eye catching. But those casual looks that need to be comfy and well styled, whilst remaining obviously vintage, not so easy.
When I saw a recommendation for this easy to sew wrap top, I was very excited!
Especially since there is a lovely big bow in the front.
And let me assure you that it was very easy to sew. I would say it took about 2 hours to cut and sew this top, so a nice Sunday afternoon project.
For anyone new to sewing I would highly recommend it!
The soft capped sleeves are very flattering, and the bound neckline gives a crisp professional finish.
There are also endless possibilities for creative trim usage. I'm feeling some ric rac around the neckline and sleeve edge would be splendid.
No darts, and yet a lovely smooth fit.
Also no zip or buttons to be faffing around with, always a plus!
Top- me made
Skirt- me made(self drafted)
Handbag- Vintage from Etsy
Earrings and Brooch- vintage dead stock- Bow and crossbones
Sunglasses- holiday souvenir
Gloves- Vintage- beyond retro
Bracelet- Sew very vintage
Click HERE to see the tutorial on how to make this cute 40s wrap top.
I'm super happy with how my little top came out and hopefully can make a couple more, get some trim going!
I feel like this pattern can be very differently styled too. With careful print and trim choice this top can easily fit in to different decades styles.
Let me know if you give it a try, I would love to see the results.
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