I bought this top earlier this summer. Yes, I occasionally buy things. I really like it and thought I would like to remake it, so here's how I made my pattern. This is a very simple tutorial on how to do a rub off. This particular top does not have darts and is very unstructured so it's quite easy to make a pattern. If you've never done this before, I suggest starting with a simple T-shirt that you really like that does not have darts.
If you'll notice, this top is shorter in the front than it is in the back. I folded the top in half, making sure that my seams were perfectly aligned.
marking wax and simply mark over the lines of the garment.
Once you unpin the muslin from the garment, be sure to mark you piece.
Now add your seam allowances.
If there are any curves on your pattern, you will want to make sure that the front and back are the same.
Now I can check and see if my side seams match. My front was just a little longer than my back. Here you get to be the designer. If you would like the extra length, just add it. I decided that I wanted my top to be longer than the original, so I added an extra 3 inches to the bottom of both my front and back.
Pin the straight edge of your muslin to the folded edge of your sleeve and then mark.
here. This tracing paper is so much better than what you can find in a fabric store.
I've added my seam allowances. The hem here is 3/4".
The original garment. Rather than make the binding around the neckline the same as the original garment, I decided to leave one end free and tie a bow.
I recently saw a post on how to make a pattern from a ready made garment and the way they went about it was more difficult than it needed to be. Give this a try, but start with something simple. Later on I will do a post on rubbing off something more complicated.