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Cassidy Wrap Top Kit

A gorgeous top to dress up or down, May’s kit includes everything you need to make the Cassidy Wrap Top from Helen’s Closet!

The Cassidy Top is no ordinary everyday top! Cassidy is a fitted wrap top which has plenty of details to set it apart from the rest of your wardrobe.

Cassidy has a secure wrap which stays in place during wear and a high enough neckline to provide good coverage, so you won’t be worried about any wardrobe malfunctions.

The bodice features grown-on sleeves which can be left short or finished with a full length sleeve if preferred. Shaping is provided by gentle gathers under the bust and on the back bodice, which is joined onto a peplum piece. This can either be made cropped or finished at hip height.

The front opening has a shaped facing which is topstitched down, so there’s no risk of it peeking out during wear. The top then closes with a tie which can either be made as a thin, dainty tie or a thicker tie which produces a lovely bow when tied. Either tie can be secured at the front or back, and we particularly love the wide one tied at the back for extra drama!

All kits contain enough fabric to make any version.

For this kit we’ve chosen three fabrics, each with different properties: Ecru Pinstripe Viscose Linen, Blue Bold Floral Cotton Sateen and Pink Geometric Flowers Viscose.

The Ecru Pinstripe is a viscose linen, which is one of our most popular fabric types. The viscose content provides great drape to the cloth whilst the linen fibres in it give that beautiful nubby texture that we love linen for. It is 78% viscose, 20% linen and 2% polyester.

The Blue Bold Floral is a cotton sateen fabric which is woven with a satin weave, giving the fabric a smooth finish and a slight sheen. It has a soft drape to it whilst still being stable to work with and is 100% cotton.

The Pink Geometric Flowers fabric is a lovely soft viscose on a plain weave base which has the great drape you would expect from this fabric. It is 100% viscose which means it’s breathable whilst still being opaque.

This pattern is available in two size ranges: US 0-22 (B Cup) and US 12-34 (D Cup). Bust 31-62”, waist 24-52” & hips 33-62”.

If you are unsure about what dressmakers cup size you are, please check out this article and note that it is different to what bra size you might wear.

The full size charts, including finished measurements, can be viewed in the gallery above.

If you'd like to see how the Cassidy Wrap Top looks on many different bodies, check out the Instagram hashtag, here.

  • The PDF digital files for the Cassidy Wrap Top by Helen’s Closet (Size ranges: 0-22 and 12-34). The link to the PDF instruction booklet and PDF pattern files for ALL sizes will be contained in your order confirmation email and are available to access when logged into the g&g website
  • A0 print out of the Cassidy Wrap Top. Pattern pieces for EITHER sizes US 0-22 OR sizes US 12-34 (please choose your kit size option above).
  • Main fabric: as described above. Select from option above: 'Size US 0-22' kits contain 2.6m of fabric and 'Size US 12-34' contain 3.5m of fabric.
  • Interfacing: Ultra soft lightweight interfacing, white. 'Size US 0-22' kits contain 1.4m and 'Size US 12-34' contain 1.7m.
  • Thread: 1 reel of Gutermann thread, shade 299 (ecru), 1 (blue) or 111 (pink).
  • Sewing Machine Needles: Prym Mixed Microtex Needles
  • Label: 'Me Made' Sew in woven label
  • Video: access to Lauren’s top tips video, as described below

A physical print out of the instruction booklet will NOT be included. You can view the instruction booklet on your device at home, print it out at home, or add the 'printed pattern instructions' product (see link below) to your order and we will print it for you.

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to Lauren’s exclusive YouTube video to be used alongside the pattern instructions.

She shares her hints and tips on getting a really lovely finish on your garment including how to cut lightweight fabrics, how to sew French seams, how to sew with lightweight fabrics, how to turn narrow ties through, how to topstitch the neckline and much more!

The video has over 27 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation.

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

Helen’s Closet rate this pattern as suitable for intermediate makers as it includes elements such as a bias cut neckline and a topstitched facing in drapey fabrics.

The level of difficulty can be reduced by choosing the Blue Bold Floral cotton sateen version of the kit, as this fabric is more stable to work with.

To complete this project successfully you'll need a regular sewing machine along with Lauren's essential recommended sewing tools.

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.

Your kit will be wrapped in tissue and beautifully presented in recyclable packaging.

We will aim to dispatch all kits as soon as possible after orders are placed, and we aim to have all kits shipped out by Friday 17th May.

As Sewing Society kits are processed and shipped from a different location to the shop, we are unable to group together kit orders with past or subsequent orders or combine orders retrospectively. Please click here for the full g&g Sewing Society shipping terms.

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