batwing top w cuff trim - FREE SEWING PATTERN LC003Here it is! Easy to wear for those slouchy days – a really versatile pattern that you can make in loads of different fabrics (V-neck Batwing top with cuff trim – FREE PATTERN here). It can look really different depending on the material it is made from. It’s shown here in a Liberty polycotton with a slight satin finish, and I have backed it in a similar weight plain fabric. 

The three quarter length sleeves have a decorative vent at the top and here I have added in a contrasting satin bias binding (I bought this one rather than made it – you don’t often see a striped bias binding – I loved it and had to find a use for it!).free sewing pattern


sewing-pattern-batwing-topThis top would look great made in a plain colour with contrasting bias binding trim on the cuffs. Maybe a black satin with a leopard print trim for a bit of bling. (Have a look at the post on making your own bias binding.) Or maybe a lower key grey linen with a check trim. Making your own bias binding is easy and allows you to do all kinds of fancy edgings.