Papercut Coppelia faux wrap

Papercut Coppelia faux wrap

Hello friends,

You all know I have a soft spot for wrap clothes. They fit me well, are stylish and comfortable. The only issue of making them during the winter is that layering wrap garments can be a challenge, specially because the volume of the knots.  
Since making the Midsummers’ Night Dream Dress I wanted to sew the Coppelia: a ballet style, raglan sleeve wrap cardigan. 
The fabric was a recent acquisition. I met Amity from Lolita Patterns for a bit of shopping last week, and this lovely navy knit made is way into my bag. I’m not sure which store in Goldhawk Rd but remember it costed £4.50 a metre. 
I made size small and the sleeves are quite large as you can tell by the amount of wrinkles (something most people mentioned anyway) but I wanted to keep the slouchy feel so I didn’t made any alterations on fit. I feel this works for the look I am going for. If I ever make into a real wrap, there is no doubt I would make the sleeves at size xs.
Patterns changes: 
Bodice lengthen by 16 cm (4,5 inches), sleeve lengthen by 5 cm (2 inches).
If you want to follow my lead and make into a top/ jumper, after lengthening the pattern to your size, follow the instructions till step 6 ignoring steps 7 to 10. Instead of cutting the hem bands three times, just cut it once, sew it together and sew it around the waistband as you would a cuff.  Follow the pattern instructions and sew the cuff (step 11). This is a very quick make.

This loose fitting top/jumper is perfect for my casual wear, something it was lacking on my wardrobe.
I need to hit the shops to get more of this soft jersey and make a few more versions.

I have a few finished makes waiting to be shown on the blog. They need to be photographed and is either too cold, or dark or raining to allow me to go out and take a few pictures. Considering your comments on this subject too, it seems like a recurrent issue for you also, so I’m sure you will forgive me for building a back log and showing makes out of their chronological order.
As I like to style my makes for the blog as I will be using on my day to day, instead of my nicely styled ‘polished’ look I give you my off duty, dirty hair, with everyday wear make look. Exactly how I been wearing this at home… My new uniform! I cannot tell you how much I love this make and I can see how easy it would been for me to style it up for other occasions. 
They don’t normally appear on the blog but this post deserves some goofy faces as one cannot take oneself too serious all the time…
Happy sewing!
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  • I love it, reminds me of an off duty ballerine top.

    • I totally agree.. I wish I could ballet dance

    • I’d love to do ballet too!
      You look fab Rachel no matter what you wear! Love the colour of your top, and it looks so comfy to wear.

  • Beautiful top, I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while but wasn’t sure I’d wear it much. Made into a jumper though, I think it would be worn a lot. I am a bit jealous that even your ‘goofy’ photos are still gorgeous!

  • Goofy, not goofy, clean hair, dirty hair, day make-up, evening make-up – you always look stunning my dear! And I love this top, very comfy, yet smart looking!

  • You always look a knockout! That top is lovely and the colour is ace on you xxx

  • That’s such a great idea for this pattern, I have it too but I haven’t made it yet.

    I’m also working on my Dakota, just eagerly awaiting the collar construction posts as I’m a little stumped there at the moment 🙂

  • The colour looks great on you! And we need such cozy garments even more often than fancy dresses 😉 I only made one Papercut pattern which I found oversized: it seems that they add too much ease to all their patterns.

  • i agree, you are always stunning. i imagine the same is true at 4 in the morning when you’re catching Zs. love that top!!

  • this pattern is next in line for me! love your version, and that color looks great on you. everyone needs some good-looking lounge wear, you look beautiful as always!

  • Looks beautiful, Rachel. Would def consider making this as I too need more casual at-home clothes!

  • This is so cute! I have this pattern traced and ready to go as a reward for when I finish my Mood project and my final project for patternmaking class– two weeks to go!

  • So cute! I love this top! i want one ASAP! I’m sorry. I always want to copy your clothes.

  • Jen

    I love these goofy faces! Your smile lights up your face (sorry, that sounds a bit creepy doesn’t it?!). Adore the cardi too xx

  • Yay! Ive been waiting somewhat impatiently to see your version of this! I love the idea of making this a pullover! I made the wrap version but even after adding a few inches in length, I find it a bit too short to wear in the winter when all I want to do is wear long, warm layers! I also found it has a lot of ease but I didn’t mind this in the sleeves (makes layering nice and easy) but I’ll definitely be removing an inch or so from the centre back the next time I make this, though. I may be *borrowing* your modifications to make my own faux wrap some time soon…! Sara

  • Oh, love this top, perfect addition to your wardrobe. Thanks for the information on the changes you made.

  • Awww I love goofy Rachel! 🙂

  • Love the top..Looks so pretty on you..

  • Love the colour! Looks like cosy and comfortable top..

  • I love this top! The color is great on you, and I like the changes you made to it.

  • This is a fabulous top! I love its drape and the fabric is fab on you!

  • What a great idea – I’ll definitely have to try this!

  • Oh this is so cute! I love the idea of making it into a faux-wrap. Brilliant!

  • I love that knit fabric! I was wondering whether a longer version of Coppelia would work, and this would work so much better for me and my shape! Love it! So versatile!!

  • I love the colour of your fabric, it’s so pretty. I love that pattern and now I love it even more that it has a two for one appeal.

  • This is gorgeous. Perfect off duty wear.

  • You and your beautiful top inspired me to pick up this pattern at last!!!

    I love your version!

Papercut Coppelia faux wrap

Papercut Coppelia faux wrap

Hello friends,

You all know I have a soft spot for wrap clothes. They fit me well, are stylish and comfortable. The only issue of making them during the winter is that layering wrap garments can be a challenge, specially because the volume of the knots.  
Since making the Midsummers’ Night Dream Dress I wanted to sew the Coppelia: a ballet style, raglan sleeve wrap cardigan. 
The fabric was a recent acquisition. I met Amity from Lolita Patterns for a bit of shopping last week, and this lovely navy knit made is way into my bag. I’m not sure which store in Goldhawk Rd but remember it costed £4.50 a metre. 
I made size small and the sleeves are quite large as you can tell by the amount of wrinkles (something most people mentioned anyway) but I wanted to keep the slouchy feel so I didn’t made any alterations on fit. I feel this works for the look I am going for. If I ever make into a real wrap, there is no doubt I would make the sleeves at size xs.
Patterns changes: 
Bodice lengthen by 16 cm (4,5 inches), sleeve lengthen by 5 cm (2 inches).
If you want to follow my lead and make into a top/ jumper, after lengthening the pattern to your size, follow the instructions till step 6 ignoring steps 7 to 10. Instead of cutting the hem bands three times, just cut it once, sew it together and sew it around the waistband as you would a cuff.  Follow the pattern instructions and sew the cuff (step 11). This is a very quick make.

This loose fitting top/jumper is perfect for my casual wear, something it was lacking on my wardrobe.
I need to hit the shops to get more of this soft jersey and make a few more versions.

I have a few finished makes waiting to be shown on the blog. They need to be photographed and is either too cold, or dark or raining to allow me to go out and take a few pictures. Considering your comments on this subject too, it seems like a recurrent issue for you also, so I’m sure you will forgive me for building a back log and showing makes out of their chronological order.
As I like to style my makes for the blog as I will be using on my day to day, instead of my nicely styled ‘polished’ look I give you my off duty, dirty hair, with everyday wear make look. Exactly how I been wearing this at home… My new uniform! I cannot tell you how much I love this make and I can see how easy it would been for me to style it up for other occasions. 
They don’t normally appear on the blog but this post deserves some goofy faces as one cannot take oneself too serious all the time…
Happy sewing!
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