My last summery make of 2022: Seamwork Madhu

I had been wanting to sew a peasant style top this summer but I hadn't gotten around to it yet. I downloaded the Seamwork Madhu with my $1 trial subscription and decided to whip it up fairly quickly right before summer ends.

Pattern Description

This cropped raglan top is so easy to sew, you can cut it out and wear it on the same day. The Madhu top features an elastic finish at the neckline, sleeve, and hem, creating a silhouette that’s perfect for spring or summer.

Sizing & Fit

Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

SIZE RANGE: 00 – 26

My measurements are 4'9" tall and C: 32" W: 27" and H: 35" 

I made the size 00 but cut the waist elastic length at a size 4 to accommodate my thicker waist.

I did not make any other fit alterations.


I had about one yard leftover from a Love Notions Rhapsody dress of this 100% cotton eyelet fabric that I bought from Joann Fabrics. The fabric is nice and lightweight though it is a tad bit sheer. I cut the facings out of a white cotton voile scrap that I had in my stash. However, the cotton voile was too lightweight to be putting elastic through it, so next time I would use something sturdier, like quilting cotton.

For notions I used 3/8" white elastic.
Styled with Madewell denim skirt (old) and Dolce Vita Solow Western Boots

Instructions & Construction Details

The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I did find it odd that the pattern recommended so much staystitching. They have you staystitch not just the body/sleeve pieces, but both the top and bottom of the facings as well, which i found to be overkill. 

I struggled to thread the elastic through the casings but I think that was due to my using such a thin delicate fabric for the facings. Otherwise this is an easy and quick top to sew.

Would I Sew It Again?

I am a fan of the overall look of this top. I like that it has a deeper scoop neckline than you normally see with these peasant-style tops. I also like the shorter body length and it looks great with high-waisted bottoms. I think it is very sweet in the white eyelet but I could see myself trying the pattern again with some gingham or a ditsy floral. This one is definitely a winner.



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