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Flyaway Top and Wrap Pants from Christine Jonson Patterns

Ann Siegle

Shown here in a print rayon jersey and black stretch crepe, these garments can go elegant or casual, depending on fabric selected.

Shown here in a print rayon jersey and black stretch crepe, these garments can go elegant or casual, depending on fabric selected.

The Flyaway Top and Wrap Pants, offered separately, pair perfectly together.  The flyaway top is a great sleeveless camisole tank top that can be worn in either direction, with or without a tulip wrap in front or back. The wrap pants can be lounge pants, beach pants or evening dress pants depending upon fabric choice, and they can be made in a knit OR woven fabric with good drape.

The Flyaway top features a crossover “tulip” hem that is wrapped. It’s designed with two lengths - one that shows off the high-waist and wrapped front tie of the wrap pants or high waist pants, jeans or skirts. Or, you can lengthen/shorten the top and wear it as a longer tunic over shorter-waisted pants. 

Sewing friend Tracy wears the Flyaway Top in a black geometric stretch mesh and printed woven rayon Wrap Pants.

The top has a wider back neckline and you can choose to sew two backs with the curved hem, or just turn the back to the front and wear the crossover in the back. We added sleeves, which can be worn at elbow, ¾ or long sleeve, so you get year-round versatility from a single easy to sew knit tee shirt sewing pattern. Plus, you get the BEST armholes in the business – Christine’s drafting of the armsceye is exceptional with fine-tuning and detail that you can’t find in other sewing pattern brands. Why does the armhole matter so much in a tee? It’s the difference between looking sloppy and looking custom fit! 

Sewing friend Renee wears the Flyaway Top with short sleeve in ITY print lycra and black ponte knit.

Sew the top in a linen knit or a rayon jersey for a cool and elegant summer top. Make it in a cotton knit for summer lounge wear, or sew it in an ITY or poly/lycra knit for a cool and stylish top to wear with statement jewelry. It can go upscale or casual, just depending on the fabric you choose.

For a high waisted bottom like the Christine Jonson Patterns Perfect Pant Collection, the Slit Skirt or Pencil Skirt, or the Cuff Pant, and the Wrap Pants themselves, the top showcases the pant waistband with no gap and plenty of coverage. 

This cami is bra-friendly summer top that you’re going to love sewing. Stretch knits with moderate stretch are needed.

The wrap pants feature a full elastic waist, and a flat-front wrapover that allows you to show a little leg from about lower thigh down, but stays closed when you walk. This full wrap pant isn’t like other wrap pants – the waistband forms a continuous loop when finished, so the pants can be pulled on and off. The ties are knotted in place in the front.  Sewn in a black ITY or crepe, these are elegant pants that will pair with statement jewelry and glittery sandals for summer evening events, but you can also make them in linen, cotton and hemp for fabulous summer beach pants. Sew them in a knit for comfortable lounge pants or even a fun print. The pants pair perfectly with the wrap top worn in either direction, but showcase the tie front when worn with the crossover in front. 

The Wrap Pants can be made cropped to mid calf, to coulotte length or even Bermuda shorts length for summer. This pattern will get a lot of use in your summer wardrobe – whether you’re headed to a summer wedding, the beach, or the office.  Show a little leg when you sit down by allowing the wrap to fall away above the knee, or keep it pulled over – the wrap over is generous. 

How will you wear them? The Wrap Pant and Flyaway Top are perfect together but versatile companions for your wardrobe too. Shown here: Flyaway Top, Wrap Pant, Moto Jacket, Boyfriend Jacket, your favorite jeans and your favorite swimsuit.

Both patterns sew up fast: about 20 minutes for the sleeveless top and about an hour for the pants. This quick-gratification outfit means you can sew a new outfit for a summer party or a beach weekend in just a few hours!

Ideal fabrics for the top: Linen knit, cotton knit, rayon/lycra jersey, ITY jersey, knit fabrics with moderate stretch and good drape.

Ideal fabrics for the pants: linen, cotton, double gauze,  hemp/cotton, crepe, rayon challis, ITY, rayon jersey, linen knit, cotton knit, ponte. You’ll need knits or wovens that have drape for these pants. 

Flyaway Top 1228
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Wrap Pants 227
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