Tanita Top by Fibre Mood | Sew Along Tutorial from Sewing Therapy

Hi, Sara here, and I’m back, finally! I feel awkward sitting in front of the camera as it’s been a while. Thankfully my facial spasm has disappeared, but because of a side effect from surgery, my facial movements are still a bit off. Please disregard and focus on my sewing!

This video is about the Tanita Top, one of the new patterns from Fibre Mood. This video will be more like an intro video and include some short sew-along clips as it’s a super simple pattern and even simpler to make. But the results are so lovely! If you decide to make one, I am certain that you will not be able to stop yourself from making more, for yourself and for others.

The Tanita Top features a wide, graceful boat neckline and lovely gathered sleeves that hit at just the right length beside your waist. And the elastic in the sleeves and hem make this top super comfortable! Later in the video, I’ll show you my outfit clips with the original pattern and some mods to inspire you to modify the pattern to fit your pattern and style.

The Tanita Top is a charming top that is fun and satisfying to make and gives you a chance to work on some key elements in garment sewing. I’m planning on making a few more sew-along videos featuring other beginner-friendly top patterns, so if that’s something you’d like to see, please stay tuned!


Tanita Top Pattern from Fibre Mood

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1 Front Bodice (On Fold), 1 Back Bodice (On Fold), Bias Binding for Neckline, Elastic for Sleeve hem and bottom hem

Seam Allowance

Seam allowances are indicated in the pattern

1. Staystitch
Staystitch the neckline of Front and Back Bodice

2. Front + Back Bodice
Pin and sew Front Bodice and Back Bodice at shoulders RST (Right Side Together)
Press the seam towards the Back
Pin and sew Front Bodice and Back Bodice at side seams RST

3. Neckline (Bias Facing)
Pin and sew the Bias Strip to the neckline RST
Start sewing from approximately 1.5″ away from the end of bias strip

Stop sewing approximately 3″ away from the beginning
From the beginning, make a mark 1/4″ into the bias strip and fold
Lay the end on top, marking where it meets with the folded edge of the beginning
Trim the end
Matching the marks, sew the ends together

Press the seam open
Sew the unsewn area of the neckline
Clip the seam
Press the Bias Binding towards the seam

Doublefold the Bias Binding, hiding it inside the Bodice

4. Hem
Make a casing for the elastic on Sleeves and bottom hem using your preferred method
**Option 1
Fold the seam allowance
Fold again to the appropriate length
Press and sew

**Option 2
Fold to the appropriate length
Press and sew

Don’t forget to leave an opening for the elastic
Insert the elastic in the casing
Join the elastic
Sew to close the opening

And that’s how to sew the Tanita Top by Fibre Mood! It’s a simple pattern that’s simple to make, yet produces a beautiful top thanks to the elastic in the sleeves and hem. This top can be made in a variety of fabrics, in a variety of lengths, that would create quite the collection of Tanita Tops. What did you think of this top? I would love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comments section below. I hope you love your new Tanita Top! See you on my next post. Bye!

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