Madrid Dress Tour

It’s (lucky) day 7 of the Coffee + Thread Madrid Dress Tour! Have you been following as one spectacular version after another is shared?

The inspiration for my take on the Madrid pattern comes from a ready to wear blouse.

rtw inspiration

rtw inspiration

my version

my version

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Madrid, as designed, is a faux wrap with side seam zipper. Changing it to a functional wrap top just took a few simple modifications. The front needs 2 skirt portions, cut not on fold. I added a few inches (~3) to the width, though, so the skirts would be gently gathered when attached to the bodice. One of the glorious things about the scalloped edge on the eyelet, is that it’s finished! No need for the neckline facing here. Since I omitted the front facings, I finished the back neckline with a simple bias binding.

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With a gathered detail on the sleeve hem, I widened/straighten the sleeve shape while shortening the sleeves 4” to 3/4 length. A simple casing holds 1/2” elastic to complete the look.

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Ribbon ties (at the right front edge and left side seam) secure the wrap.

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I also added a button inside the right side seam to keep the left side closed under the right. A serger thread chain left after joining the skirt at the waist became the loop.

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I love this feminine top and am calling this a #sewrtwstyle win!

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I’m sorry to report this premium eyelet from LA Finch Fabrics is sold out.

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Thank you, Claudia, for organizing and inviting me to participate!


I sewed a size 6. (I measure 34” high bust, 35” full bust, 28” waist, 37” hips. 5’5”.)


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