The Zou Crop Top

$ 9.00 $ 6.75

Brand Sew Chibi Designs

Zou much more than just a crop top!* 

The Zou CROP TOP PDF SEWING PATTERN is a playful nod to the Japanese word for elephant, mixed with a kawaii flair! This listing is for the  Zou Crop Top Pattern ONLY which ranges in sizes from 2T (90cm) to 10Y (140cm). PERFECT attire for those hot summer days!

The Zou Crop Top Digital Sewing Pattern

The Zou Crop Top PDF Sewing Pattern is a mid-waist, boxy, wide boat-neck, crop top with princess seams (great for color-blocking) plus contrast button placket and cuffs.

If you're looking for MORE, there are a few optional pieces you can add to the crop top:

  • "elephant ear" frills

  • appliqué puffed eyes

  • pocket trunk (regular or mini-sized!) 

  • little puff crown that attaches to right shoulder seam

SEWING DIFFICULTY: INTERMEDIATE (or a confident beginner ready for a fun challenge)

SOME TECHNIQUES INCLUDE (but are not exclusive to): sewing little puff details, ease-stitching, bias bound neckline, button plackets, patch style trunk pocket (in regular or mini), and lined shorts.

fabric recommendations

-MAIN AND CONTRAST FABRICS: Light to medium weight woven fabric: shirting, linen, lawn, quilting cotton, double gauze, broadcloth, calico, poplin, lightweight denim, chambray, fine whale corduroy, silk duponi, brocade.

notions + supplies

-INTERFACING: Lightweight or mid weight fusible interfacing works best. This provides the placket to be crisp and the buttonholes to have necessary reinforcement.

-BUTTONS or PLASTIC SNAPS: -4 non-shank buttons 1/2”-5/8” in diameter (or plastic snaps with setting pliers and awl)

-BATTING: a small amount of loose polyfil batting for crown.


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