Strata Top Kit

A simple top that lets the fabric take centre stage, April's kit contains everything you need to make the Strata Top from Sew Liberated!

The Strata Top is simplicity itself, with just a few pattern pieces, its clean lines mean it really lets the fabric do the talking. Strata features a scooped neckline, grown on sleeves and a gently swooping silhouette, which you’ll be wanting to make again and again.

This top is both easy to wear and, with its uncomplicated shape, easy to fit. The hem is cut to curve from front to back, giving elegance to this everyday staple. To add extra interest here Lauren demonstrates in her top tips video how to draft and sew a facing for the hem - a technique you can apply to many other projects.

She also shows you how to adjust the front length and bring the neckline in, if you’d prefer more coverage in these areas (as we did on the white and navy samples). And we’ve included a few different seam finishing options too, so you can play around with some new techniques.

We’re totally in love with the beautiful fabrics in these kits, which really make this everyday top shine.

For this kit we’ve chosen three fabrics on two different base cloths.

The first is a double gauze which has a rainbow of embroidered stripe threads running through it. Double gauze is made of two fine layers of fabric invisibly stitched together. This fabric is super soft and feels lovely next to the skin. It is available in navy and white and is 100% cotton.

The second base is a unique deadstock fabric, which has a subtle flower design and open weave stripes woven into it. This fabric is a blend of 60% cotton and 40% viscose, which means the fabric is breathable with a great drape. It is available in sky blue.

To see the fabrics close up check out the video in the main gallery above by swiping left.

This pattern is available in sizes US 0-30: bust 31-54.5” and waist 25-48.5”.

You will receive the printed pattern for ALL above sizes, but please select your kit size option based on your body measurements, as this will include the correct amount of fabric.

There are two size options for this kit:

Up to size US 18: bust 31-42.5” and waist 25-36.5".

Up to size US 30: bust 31-54.5” and waist 25-48.5”.

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

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

  • The PDF digital files for the Strata Top by Sew Liberated (Size range: US 0-30). The link to the PDF instruction booklet and information on how to access your PDF 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 Sew Liberated Strata Top. All sizes are included on the print out.
  • Main fabric: as described above. Select from option above: 'Up to size US 18' kits contain 1.9m of fabric and 'Up to size US 30' contain 2.5m of fabric.
  • Thread: 1 reel of Gutermann thread to match exterior fabric, shade 387 (navy), 111 (white) or 655 (sky)
  • Sewing Machine Needles: Schmetz mixed universal 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 work with double gauze, how to bind a neckline, how to draft and sew a hem facing, how to sew turn and stitch seams, how to make pattern adjustments and much more!

The video has over 32 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.

Sew Liberated rate the Strata Top pattern as suitable for beginners and confident beginners. However, due to the fabrics included we’d recommend this kit for confident beginners and above.

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 19th April.

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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