A while ago, I bought a really cute white top at H&M. It is white and made out of a rayon-like material, with lace shoulders. I have found myself reaching for this tee quite a bit, and not liking my tighter fitting tees quite as much.
It is such a great top that I thought I would reproduce it and share the pattern with you! I made this one out of knit, but it would work just as well with any flowy material.
It is basically a boxy top, with shoulder panels made out of a contrasting material. I chose lace for this top, but you could try a different fabric, a sheer chiffon fabric, etc.
I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out. I have two more in the works that I plan on making soon.
P.S.- This is the perfect use for those thin knits that you aren’t quite sure what to do with! This was one of the thinnest knits in my stash and I love how it looks!
If you are interested in making one for yourself, I created a pattern for download. You can find it here. It is based on an H&M size 10 top, which is very loose fitting. I usually wear a medium in almost all tops.
Download pattern here
Cut all pattern pieces and bands out. If you use a woven fabric, cut your neckband on the bias and extend it out a few inches.
For knits, you can use the excellent binding tutorial I mentioned above, or use another method. There are several tutorials out there. If you used a woven material for the top, You will not use that tutorial. You will bind it as you would with bias tape.
Last, hem your top. A double needle always works best for hems on knits. I folded up mine 1″.