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Nikko Top Kit

A super comfy and cosy long sleeved winter top staple that you can layer up with all your favourite handmade garments - this kit includes everything you need to make the lovely True Bias Nikko Top!

Layer up in style this winter with a snuggly long sleeved top with a mock turtle neckline to keep out those drafts! The True Bias Nikko Top (and Dress pattern) has a generous bodice length making it perfect for tucking in as well as sitting over your clothing.

The three lovely solid/plain colour options we have chosen will allow you to mix and match with other handmade items in your wardrobe for that complete 'me-made outfit' feeling!

We have chosen three lovely fabric options for this garment.

The deep teal modal jersey fabric is 95% modal and 5% spandex. It feels silky soft to touch and very luxurious to wear. It was dyed and knitted right here in the UK exclusively for g&g! It has a floppy structure with good recovery so it will sit flush with the neck when worn.

The black rib fabric is 100% cotton and has a chunkier rib texture. Knitted with thicker threads, it gives the fabric a firmer structure while still maintaining comfort. Its stretchability comes from the way it is knitted and therefore won't spring back into shape around the neck like fabrics that contain spandex. This means it will sit a bit looser around the neck line, as per the modelled photographs, and will still maintain an upright position.

The grey rib fabric is 50% cotton and 50% polyester. It has a soft and floppy feel to it with a finer, more detailed and intricate rib texture. It's very stretchy and has more bounce to it, so cut out in the correct way, it will sit flush with the neck when worn.s

This kit contains the A0 print out for either US size range of 0-18 OR US size range of 14-30 of the top views of this pattern (please choose from the drop down menu).

This pattern is designed for either a dressmakers B-cup or D-cup. You can find more information on working out your dressmakers cup size in this article. Please note that it is different to bra cup sizes!

The PDF files for all of the size ranges (US 0-18 B-cup and US 14-30 D-cup) will be included in your confirmation email for future use and reference.

  • The PDF digital file for the True Bias Nikko Top* (Full size range from US 0-30 - split into US 0-18 (B-cup) and US 14-30 (D-cup))* The link to the PDF instruction booklet and PDF files for all sizes and cup options will be contained in your order confirmation email.
  • A0 print out of the the pattern pieces for the top version of this pattern in either sizes US 0-18 or sizes US 14-30 (choose from drop down menu above)
  • Either 1.9m of fabric (this is enough to make the long sleeved top version up to size US 18) or 2.4m of fabric (this is enough to make the long sleeved top version for all sizes).
  • 1 reel Matching Gutermann Sew All Thread
  • Prym jersey Sewing Machine Needles
  • Length of framilastic for the shoulder seams
  • Sew in woven label - 'Me made'
  • 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 a Laurens exclusive YouTube video to be used alongside the pattern instructions.

She shares her hints and tips for getting a lovely finish including how to work with the rib fabric included in the kit, how to use framilastic, how to prevent the sewing machine chewing up the seam allowances and much more!

The video has over 20 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 please file this safely for future reference.

This pattern is aimed at an advanced beginner. In terms of the construction, it is pretty simple and straight forward.

The main challenge posed with this kit is the fabric. The rib fabrics must be evenly stretched/relaxed as you cut out. The teal modal fabric is quite floppy and slippery. It is recommended that you have made some simple garments with stretch before trying this one out.

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

An Overlocker is useful for finishing off the seam allowances, but is not essential, the garment can easily be made completely on a regular sewing machine using a stretch stitch.

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.

This kit is available for immediate dispatch. Your kit will be wrapped in tissue and beautifully presented in recyclable packaging.

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