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Ashton Top Kit

A versatile, all season top, the Helens Closet Ashton is a wardrobe staple with so many options!

The Ashton Top is the ultimate, classic woven top pattern - a must have in every handmade wardrobe. With a signature A-line, pull over shape, hem facing and bust darts, along with multiple options from a summery cropped sleeveless version to a hip-length with long sleeves version it is an all-season wardrobe staple that is easy to sew and style!

The base tank top bodice can be finished with bias binding or an all in one neck and arm hole facing. Alternatively opt for one of the 4 different sleeve options that come with the included sleeve expansion pack: straight short or long sleeve that can be cuffed to suit your style, a delicate butterfly sleeve or a petal sleeve. This expansion pack also includes an additional shoulder and arm opening for the so you get a great fit in the shoulders.

We have chosen 4 beautiful fabrics for this kit! The fresh and summery striped viscose linen blends are easier to work with and the more medium weight body of them holds the a-line shape perfectly.

The soft, silky pebble viscose prints offer more of a challenge and the added drape in the fabric gives a more swishy, breezy look.Choose between Viscose Pebble Spot print in Olive or Redwood, or a textured linen/viscose blend in Indigo Wide Stripe or Summer Multi Stripe.

The Ashton Top includes two size options; there is a B-cup pattern from sizes 0-22 and a D-cup pattern from sizes 12-30.

  • The PDF digital file for the Helens Closet Ashton Top AND Sleeve Expansion pack* (Size range: 0-30 Full Bust/chest measurement 31" to 58" B and C cup included) *The link to the pdf files for both of the instruction booklets (main and sleeve expansion), A0 pattern and A4 print at home pdf for ALL sizes and variations will be contained in your order confirmation email.
  • A0 print out of the Helens Closet Ashton Top AND Sleeve Expansion Pack in your chosen size range * Choose between the 0-22 B Cup size range OR the 12-30 D Cup size range - please select from drop down below.
  • 1.8m OR 2.5m of fabric - select from option below. These quantities are based on the requirements for the hip-length top with long sleeves. 1.8m is enough for all sizes/cup options up to size 18 and 2.5m is enough for all sizes up to 30.
  • 1 reel Matching Gutermann Sew All Thread
  • Prym Sewing Machine Needles
  • Prym Forming Tape Interfacing (with the Pebble Spot Viscose Fabric options only)
  • Sew in woven label - Made by me with g&g

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to a Laurens exclusive YouTube video to be used alongside the pattern instructions. She shares her hints and tips for getting a lovely finish including making and applying a bias bound neckline, setting in different sleeve options, how to work with slippery viscose fabric and more!

The video has over 50 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation. The key construction steps are covered, including how

The link to the video will be contained in your order confirmation email along with the pdf files, please please file this safely for future reference.

This pattern is aimed at advanced beginners.

To complete this project you'll need a basic sewing tools, find out what Lauren recommends in this article.

You'll need a regular sewing machine. An Overlocker is useful but not essential.

If you would like a printed copy of the instructions sent out with your kit, in addition to the PDF copy that you will receive, please see the related products below and add it to your cart as a separate product.

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