A coordinated top Sorbonne

This tutorial is the second part of a coordinated set made in jeans with elasticity. I chose this type of jeans to add comfort, even if the whole look remains right that will allow you to have more freedom of movement. On the other hand, if you want to make it in raw jeans it is completely possible, and I advise you to add 1cm to your sewing values ​​on all your pieces in order to add ease.


La Sorbonne, a place of culture and scholarship, the oldest university in France, which helped forge the most brilliant spirits in Europe. This whole story permeates buildings, it is a privileged place of knowledge, from the 13th century to the present day. But today, this is a much more recent era that I want to tell you about, the sulphurous period of May 68. It is indeed in the courtyard of this school that the first demonstrations took place. For this new tutorial, let your hair fly in the wind, and prepare to stir on "Mrs Robinson" by Simon and Garfunkel. We fly away for the late 1960s!

Supplies :

Step 1: Draw your pieces:

1.Sur your fabric folded in half, put your t-shirt, also folded in half, and pin them so that it remains in place (1). Draw the whole tour of your t-shirt: shoulder line, neckline, armhole and start of the side line (2). Remove your t-shirt from your fabric. Extend the side line by drawing a line parallel to the middle line, it corresponds to the fold of your fabric (3).

2. For the length of your top it depends on your tastes and your size. Personally I decided to stop it at the waist (4). To take this measure I advise you to put on the top which serves as a model and, with your measurer meter, to determine this measurement starting from the base of your collar to the length that suits you. Once it is done, cut your piece, leaving 1cm for the seam value at the shoulders, collar and side line.

3. For the back, use your front as an imprint to trace the shoulder, the armhole, the side line and the bottom (1). Mark the place where the middle is located (2). From this point, draw a straight line at 2.5cm from it parallel to the side line of 12cm (3). Then connect the top of this line with the tip of your shoulder line (4). Cut this piece 2 times.

4. Now draw the Parmenures E useing your pieces as imprints. Draw it for the collar and back in 5cm as present below (1). Cut your parmen, leaving 1cm all around to create your sewing values.

5. For the lacing and the cord cut a long strip of ribbon, if it I find being too long when mounting you can shorten it so don't tell yourself that you will have too much.

At the end of this stage you should end up with 9 pieces in total.

Step 2: Assembly:

6. Start by preparing your ribbon by topping long bands folded in half to create your lacing as well as your cord (2). You can choose to do as much stitching as you wish or take a less wide ribbon than mine if you want to jump this step.

7. For the body of your top started by sewing the shoulders together, then the sides (3 & 4).

8. On the back parmenting your ribbons which will serve lacing as presented below,(Large photo to show the distance and placement of the loops). You can again decided to design your lacing by choosing the spacing of your curls or how much these exceed on the outside. If after pinning all your curls you realize that your band was too long you just need to shorten it to obtain the result presented below.

9. Make a first seam 1.5cm from the edge of the Parmenture by making a return to each strip of ribbon (1). Passing the same strip several times will allow lacing to be secure and prevent it from tearing itself apart.

10. Assemble your back parmentation with your parmentation in front (2). Attach the parment to your garment 1cm from the edge (3).

11. Return your parment to inside and pass the seams so that it remains in place (4).

12.boo make sure that the lacing does not return when you wear your top make 2 stitching, a first at 1.5 cm from the edge, and the second to 1cm from the first (1). To add additional insurance that it remains well turned inward make a seam point in hand at the shoulder seams in order to connect the Parmentation to the garment (2).

13. Finally you just have to pass your cord in the lacing loops (3).

And now I suggest you see this little top worn and photograph outdoors to enjoy the last hot weather for this summer!

And of course as we are talking about a coordinated look here are some photos and a video that will allow you to discover this moving look!


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