Sunday, August 19, 2012

DIY Sew: Rectangle Top

Summer weather calls for casual loose clothing, I saw these pins on pinterest via seamsforadesire, and knew I wanted to try to recreate the summer look:

First figure out what the measurements are by measuring elbow to elbow (34'') and shoulder to mid thigh (30'')

Use a ruler and a disappearing pen to map out the measurements onto the fabric (make sure you fold your fabric in half with good sides touching; you'll probably need about 2 yards of stretch knit fabric)

Cut, then pin and sew up the sides (where the sketch is marked in red)

Lastly, measure 3'' from the center and bottom of shirt and cut in a semi-circle



  1. So cute! I really have to try this!

  2. So cute! Simple and easy tutorial, too. Absolutely love it.

  3. What kind of material did you use? So cute!

    1. Thanks! I used a lightweight knit; I wouldn't suggest using anything heavy, because the shirt will look and feel too boxy. Good luck!

  4. Great for all those sheer fabrics on sale right now! With a tank or camisole underneath, of course! Thanks for this. I'm planning a trip for early July in St. Louis. This will be perfect in different lengths!

  5. Love this. I call these comfort clothes.