I love this little top. It was so easy and fast to sew. The pattern comes from Léger et Douillet avec la Droguerie. I can’t wait for Sunday to wear it with my white trousers and welcome DH back home.
And believe it or not, I learnt how to make bias. Years of sewing and I never, ever made bias before. In principle, I knew how to do it: a square cut in half, flipped triangles sewed together, lines drawn and voilà. But the question was : how big must the square be to get the necessary length?
Let’s say that a is the side of the square, w the width of the bias, l the total length of the bias. Then the formulae are as follow:
- l = (a x a)/ w
- w = (a x a)/ l
- a = square root (l x w)
So far no difficulties, but I mixed up centimetres with metres! I now have 8 m of bias when I only needed 1! Anyone interested?