Adelia Top Hack
Posted on Friday the 9th August 2019 by Jessalli Handmade
So the Adelia Dress by The Hemming kept popping up on my social media feeds and I loved it. I decided to get the pdf pattern and have a go. Then, whilst deciding on the fabric I wanted, I came across a picture of Kimberley (the pattern designer) wearing a cropped top version of the dress.
I loved the cropped top version so much that I had to make it. And I basically copied the version Kimberley made. It was super easy to change, in fact on The Hemming Blog, she shows you exactly how she modified the pattern. Even if you’re brand new to sewing, this pattern is straightforward and easy to follow. The pattern modification is just as easy.
The fabric I used is the Robert Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen Fabric
in White. I have become obsessed with the Robert Kaufman Linens ever since I made my self drafted jumpsuit on the blogger network earlier this year. I’ve worn it to death and washed it a hundred times and it hasn’t changed at all. Honestly I love these linens so much. The buttons I chose were these adorable Coconut Buttons
and I’m so happy with the natural effect of them. I think the white linen and buttons looks so good together.
So in terms of modifications, I basically followed The Hemmings’ Blog. You shorten the bodice and add enough to turn up the hem. I went for a short crop as I wanted that particular shape. I also wanted more buttons, so I used 6 buttons in total. I actually don’t undo any of the buttons, as I can easily get it on and off with the boxy shape. Its also so comfortable to wear and cool in this crazy British heatwave!
So my summary; The pattern is so easy to follow and the style is so simple and chic. Make it in linen for a beautiful natural look and feel. I’d recommend this pattern to everyone, no matter what your sewing experience. Also you don’t need that much fabric for the cropped version, so it’s great value for money too.
I hope you like what I made for this months post. I’m off to make another one!
Happy Handmade everyone!