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A review of the subscribers free boxy top pattern variations.

By Julia Claridge | September 17, 2021
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I recently published the last in my series of free boxy top variations. Over the past twelve months newsletter subscribers have been able to download the pattern pieces to adapt a basic sleeveless boxy top pattern into all these versions…. My initial idea for this series was to offer my newsletter subscribers an extra bonus…

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Subscribers free pattern – The lined dress hack.

By Julia Claridge | September 4, 2021
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This is the last in my first series of patterns that are free to subscribers. Throughout the series I have based all the designs around a simple dart free boxy top pattern. For this version I am hoping to encourage you to have a go at a simple hack. With this hack you can adapt…

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Subscribers free pattern – Open tie back boxy top.

By Julia Claridge | July 24, 2021
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This month newsletter subscribers can download the additional pattern pieces needed to turn the free basic boxy top pattern into this open tie back version. This top is lovely and cool to wear. Even though it has an open back, the panels are stitched in at the shoulder seams so it will keep you cool…

Frill detail square neck top pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Subcribers free pattern – Square neck, frill detail boxy top.

By Julia Claridge | June 25, 2021
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For newsletter subscribers this month the additional pieces that are free to download will turn the basic boxy top pattern into a square necked version with a frill detail. The details for how to download the pattern pieces are published in the newsletter. These are the instructions for how to make this version. Body measurement…

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Subscribers free pattern – V-neck top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | April 30, 2021
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This months addition to the newsletter subscribers free pattern is a V-neck. The V-neck could be applied to the 3/4 sleeve version or the sleeveless version shown here. You could also blend it with the frill sleeve and frill hem options. The basic boxy top pattern and all other variations are free to newsletter subscribers,…

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Subscribers free pattern – Sleeveless deep frill top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | March 19, 2021
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This month’s free newsletter subscribers pattern is an adaptation to the first basic boxy pattern. With Spring in the air the simple addition of a deep frill adds a new feature to the simple shape perfect for warmer weather. The basic boxy top pattern and all other variations are free to newsletter subscribers, details for…

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Subscribers free pattern – Frill sleeve – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | February 26, 2021
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This months newsletter subscribers free pattern is a simple adaptation to the 3/4 sleeve version. The addition of a deep frill using existing pattern pieces.  Adding the frill gives the style an airy spring feel. As usual the details for how to download the pattern are published in the newsletter with the current password. The…

Subscribers free volume sleeve boxy top pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Subscribers free pattern – Volume sleeve boxy top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | December 18, 2020
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This months subscribers free pattern is the addition of a volume sleeve. I made this in a star burst sequin fabric to give the style some seasonal sparkle. This version has a lined bodice and unlined sleeves. This is a useful technique that you can apply to other patterns if you are using a sheer…

Free bell sleeve top pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Subscribers free pattern – Bell sleeve – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | November 27, 2020
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This months free subscribers pattern is a bell sleeve top pattern. I’ve made this version in a lightweight silver stretch velvet for a more dressy feel. We might be limited to what we can do and where we can go this party season. It doesn’t have to stop us getting dressed up! Having said that…

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Newsletter subscribers free pattern – 3/4 sleeve – how to make.

By Julia Claridge | October 24, 2020
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The next addition to the free pattern that is available to newsletter subscribers is a sleeve!! A 3/4 sleeve takes the simple sleeveless boxy top to a more seasonally apt top. As always the pattern is free to download if you are a newsletter subscriber. The newsletter has full instructions how to download the pattern.…