DIY a Bat Wing Blouse : Quick Sewing Project
Bat wing tops are super easy, this I have convinced myself while watching various YouTube vdos. I already have a pattern from this book, so it was time to try it out.
The patterns in this book is very interesting. The creator has combined everything ( front / back / sleeves ) into one single piece. It simplifies the steps from cutting out individual pieces, then pinning and sewing them back together.
For this project the pattern looks like this :
On the paper pattern, both the front and back necklines are drawn onto the same piece. There’s also a tiny semi-circle on the shoulder. To transfer the pattern just fold your fabric in half and position it like so…
After marking the front part, I flipped it over and marked the back piece. The semi-circle is there to help align the pattern. I think if I’ve folded it over once more, and align the center and the shoulder part to the fold, I can just cut out the entire piece in one go.
Sewing was easy, just 3 steps …
* on step 3, sew the two lines with the front side of the fabric facing you.
Note : The fabric used should not be one directional, like the one below or else one side of the finished piece will be upside down.
I skipped the elastic waist band and went for a free-flowing style. This is the front…
and the back.
The book’s ISBN is 978-4-471-400-76-7. My next project will be this top :
Can you tell me if you had 1 or 2 yarns of fabric and the width also (45″ or 60″).
Thank you! 👍✌️
Hi Jojos, you can make this with 1.5 yards of fabric, width 45″ 🙂 🙂
Ok so I made 1 of these. And I think I made it wrong. The stiching up the sides is that supposed to be done on the reverse side of the fabric? Cause when I reversed it, it looks like a nursing scrub gone bad.
Hello mommatauus2 , It’s supposed to be on the right side of the fabric, not the reversed. Thanks for asking. I understand the confusion since when we sew up side seams we do it on the reverse side. For this pattern, it’s like sewing two lines to create a tube. I’ll update the post so no more nursing scrub will be created !
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