If you’re looking for a wrap cardi to be cosy at home, you’ve come to the right place.
While there are many ballet style top sewing patterns out there for kids, it’s more difficult to find a suitable one for adults. However, there is one which is just perfect…
The Pattern: Coppélia From Papercut Patterns
Given that we spend more time at home this year, I was looking for a comfortable top that I could wear during relaxing weekends on the sofa with a cup of tea and a book.
Combined with an undershirt it’s perfect for the colder months. However, I’m certain that I will also get a lot of use out of it during the rest of the year. Its light drapey fabric is perfect for summer, the cherry print fits to spring and it’s perfect to layer during autumn.
Why This Wrap Top Pattern
It was love at first sight with this pattern. The long sleeves, the cropped length and especially the long waist tie to wrap around are some of the beautiful features that made me fall in love with this cardi. There is also an option to make it a bit longer if you prefer.
The Coppélia wrap cardi was my first pattern from Papercut but definitely not my last one. The packaging, the illustrations, the instructions and the sustainable design wowed me so that I will definitely get another one of their beautiful patterns soon.
Also, you can make this top in no time as an advanced beginner. It is one of my fastest makes ever and as soon as the cutting is done, you’re nearly finished 😉
Challenges When Making The Coppélia
While the instructions are super clear and it’s easy quick make, there is one thing to look out for when sewing this top: that the neckline doesn’t stretch! A classic challenge.
This pattern is designed for jersey fabric. So make sure to be gentle to the fabric – don’t push or pull it while sewing, use a ballpoint needle and if needed, work with stay tape. Other than that the Coppélia is a beginner-friendly, easy sewing project.
Adjustments I’ve Made
None! The size has been spot on based on my measurements. Because it’s a wrap style top, there isn’t any detailed fitting needed when making it which is great.
One thing I do when wearing the top is to roll up the cuffs a bit as they are a teensy bit long for me. So when doing it again, I might just crop them slightly.
I have used a gorgeous and soft jersey fabric which I found at Material Girl Laura who is sadly closing her shop in due course. The fabric has a delicate diamond shape imprint and is covered in the cutest cherry print.
I’m really happy with the outcome of this sewing project and can’t believe how quickly I was able to realise it. If you’re looking for a cosy, ballet-style wrap cardi, then this is the pattern for you. Just make sure to be careful when sewing the neckline that you don’t stretch your fabric so that the fit is spot on.