Posts in top sewing patterns
The Tiered Blouse from The Maker's Atelier

This smart blouse pattern is perfect for the office and nights out. We’d wear with a pencil skirt or wide leg trousers!

This top sewing pattern is a feminine and fluid blouse with beautiful statement tiered sleeves with options fro a matching tiered or simple flared body as well as a flattering round or V–neck. The blouse is ideal for sewing with all shirting-weight fabrics such as cotton voiles, Tana lawns, fine linen, silk and viscose. This new sewing pattern is available in sizes 4-22 (UK).

This is a printed pattern and can be ordered for £25 from The Maker’s Atelier

Floral Dreams Tank Top from Ellie & Mac

Warmer weather is on it’s way so this new Floral Dreams tank/camisole top is comfortable to wear, so much so that you’ll want to make more than one for every day !

The Floral Dreams Tank Top sewing pattern is made for those who crave fashionable clothing but long to be comfortable when wearing it!! You’ll love how many styles you can make with this one pattern!  It’s also a quick sewing project and you’ll want to get making more than one to fill your wardrobe! The tank pattern includes a one- piece, short-skirted, long-skirted, and tunic styles with both narrow and wide strap options. The straps are adjustable and tie at the back. This pdf pattern has no trim pattern pages for quick and easy assembly and layers printing feature is included for this pattern fto make it easier for the sewer. This camisole pattern comes in sizes XXS - 5XL.

Download your copy for $8.95 from Ellie and Mac

Two new patterns from Helen's Closet

The Ashton top and Donovan skirt are the perfect combo for
everyday style!

The Ashton top is an all-season wardrobe staple that is easy to sew and style! Wear it during cooler months with jeans and a cardigan or pair it with shorts for summer. The Ashton has bust darts and a signature A-line shape. View A is a hip-length top and view B is a crop top, both ideal for pairing with high-waisted pants or skirts. Finish the neck and arms with an all-in-one facing or bias binding and the hem is finished using a beautiful facing. It can be made in a wide variety of woven fabrics such as light to medium-weight cotton or linen for a structured look. Silk crêpe de chine, Tencel twill, or rayon challis will result in an Ashton having more drape. Drapier fabrics work better for tucking into skirts or trousers whereas stiffer fabrics showcase Ashton’s A-line shape. The Ashton has been designed for advanced beginners and makes a great stash-buster! It also comes in a really good range of sizes from 0-30 (US).

Download your pdf copy of the Ashton Top for $14 from Helen’s Closet

The Donovan Skirt is a sewing pattern for beginner and will teach you a variety of sewing techniques and result in a beautiful everyday garment. This classic elastic waist skirt has the perfect amount of fullness and works in many different fabrics. It has roomy pockets, an optional drawstring, and two views. View A is a midi-length with a modern side slit and view B is a summery above-the-knee length. Sew in light to medium weight woven fabrics with no stretch such as cotton (lawn, poplin, seersucker, shirting), linen, silk crepe de chine, poly crepe, and rayon/viscose challis or poplin work well. Structured fabrics will have more dramatic volume and drapier fabrics will have more fluid movement. It comes in a good range of sizes from 0-30 (US).

Download your pdf copy of the Donovan Skirt for $14 from Helen’s Closet

Sonya Skirt & Crop Top from DG Patterns

How cute is this crop top and skirt. Just add a jacket and It’s perfect when you need something a bit smarter!

This pdf pattern pack includes all you need to make a complete outfit. The top is a fitted knit, long sleeves cropped top with a front, overlapping woven skirt with a curved waistband and back zipper. The skirt also has a one-of-a-kind diagonal crossing with two triangular side panels so you can combine and colour block as you like and great for using up scraps of your favourite fabrics!

Fabrics suitable for crop top include light to medium knit weight fabric such as cotton jersey, rayon jersey, ponte roma, double knit, cardigan knit, scuba knit, French terry. The skirt can be sewn in medium weight woven fabric with some stretch (3-5%) such as stretch denim, twill and stretch cotton. This pdf sewing pattern is fully graded and is available in sizes from 4 to 22 (US).

Download this duo of sewing patterns for $10.60 from DG Patterns

Fantail Collection from The Sewing Revival

We’re loving the new Fantail collection features two top sewing patterns with three style options and a special designer twist!

The Fantail shirt and sweatshirt but with full length raglan sleeves. This sewing pattern is easy to sew but has a designer twist – the centre front hem gather adds unique interest and the lowered back hem ensures the top is flattering around the bottom. A lovely line is created from the centre front down along the hip and around the rear hem creating the fantail. The Fantail Shirt is also a simple sew and the curved hem made easy with bias binding. This is a trans-seasonal top that can take you from smart casual to work. Choose from a round neck and V-neck in the shirt and sweatshirt option. Any confident beginner can tackle this top or it’s an easy make for any intermediate sewer. Designed for woven fabrics such as cotton, rayon, viscose, polyester crepe and lightweight linen. The sweater can also be made in light to medium-weight knits such as jersey cotton, sweat shirting and merino wool.

The Fantail Shirt and Sweatshirt is available in sizes XS - 2XL in pdf format for $14.50 (NZD) from The Sewing Revival

The Fantail Tank is a stylish sleeveless top that is easy to sew with the same designer twist as the sweatshirt and shirt. It’s the ideal top for hotter days - wear with shorts or summer trousers. The Fantail Tank can be sewn with or without an overlocker/serger to neaten the seams. Again this sewing pattern is suitable for confident beginner and easy choice for intermediate sewers. Make in cotton, rayon, viscose, polyester crepe and light weight linen. A crisp cotton gives a lovely gather definition, while a softer draping fabric like rayon produces a softer gather.

The Fantail Tank is available in sizes XS - 2XL in pdf format for $14.50 (NZD) from The Sewing Revival

Expanded sizes for the Rush Hour Dress/Blouse from Liesl + Co.

Another indie sewing brand increasing its range of sizes for sewists. This the second pattern to be released in the new sizing 0-30 from Liesl + Co

This sewing pattern is really versatile and presents sewists with lots of options and now with extended sizing from 16-30. In addition to offering a practical and elegant sheath dress, there’s a fitted blouse with an asymmetrical peplum, which gives you the choice of whether to sew it sleeveless, with short sleeves, or with long sleeves.

Both the dress and the blouse include an invisible back zipper, and the dress has a walking vent. The blouse’s peplum has a gentle flare and is asymmetrical in a way that’s interesting and a bit unusual. Both styles are fully lined except for the sleeve, but you can easily line it if you really want.

Liesl + Co originally designed this pattern to be easily adjustable so you can customise it for your own body. The princess seams and Dior bust dart help with this, since with more seams you have more places to take in and let out. And since the pattern brand has included cup sizes with this pattern, a lot of the full bust adjustment work has already been done for you, letting the sewer focus on getting just the right fit for your body. The instructions talk you though when to check the fit and make any necessary adjustments, since with a fitted dress like this some fabrics are stretchier than others. That way you can get a perfect fit before it’s all sewn together.

The Rush Hour sewing pattern works well in woven fabrics like wool flannel and crepe but would be stunning in a floral sateen or in linen. You could use an apparel-weight canvas like one of those pretty Japanese fabrics and denim or other twills would be great. You could also get away with lighter fabrics for the blouse.

Download your pdf copy for $14.95 (USD) from Liesl + Co here

Expanded sizes for the Gelato Blouse + Dress from Liesl + Co.

It’s great to see another indie sewing brand increasing its range of sizes for sewists. This sewing pattern is the first pattern to be released in the new sizing 0-30 from Liesl + Co

The dress is a gentle A-line style, not too flared or too straight. It’s fitted through the shoulders so it looks neat and elegant, but it has just enough room through the body to keep you comfortable on the hottest days. The sweet angled double-welt pockets at the front are fun to sew and give you a place to put your hands or stash your keys!

The blouse option has a fun little peplum and button back. There are two sleeve options, which are interchangeable – a simple short sleeve and a three-quarter sleeve with a ruffle for a little flare. And while the Gelato Dress has a simple centre-back seam for more efficient fabric usage, the Gelato Blouse has a button-up back. Not because you need to fasten or unfasten the buttons, it’s just a pretty design detail! This sewing pattern also includes full instructions for doing a full bust adjustment.

You can easily mix and match style details. Remove the back button placket from the blouse and cut the blouse with the centre-back seam, add the button placket to the dress instead or add the 3/4 ruffle sleeve to the dress, sew the blouse with the short sleeve, maybe even drop the ruffle and lengthen it a bit to turn the peplum into a dress. It’s you make so sew the way you wnat to!

Choose from a variety of light- to medium-weight woven fabrics including quilting cotton, chambray, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, linen, rayon, silk shantung or dupioni, wool suiting, and lightweight jacquard.

Download your pdf copy for $14.95 (USD) from Liesl + Co here

Abby Dress/Blouse from Rosy Peña

We love the top option from the latest sewing pattern from Rosy Peña - it’s such a pretty shape!

The Abby sewing pattern is a feminine and flirty day dress or blouse with princess seams extending from the shoulder to the bottom hem. The pattern includes lots of length variations so there will be the right for you as well as handy patch pockets. All the dress toptions have a centre front button closure, A-line silhouette, centre back seams plus darts at the back waistline. The blouse has a pretty short peplum/flounce at the hem. This versatile pattern comes in sizes xxs-xxl (see the sewing patterns size chart for the correct size for you).

Download your copy of the Abby for $14 from Rosy Peña here

Romy top and dress from Tilly and the Buttons

A good knit sewing pattern is a wardrobe staple and worth its weight in gold. This one features some fun details and will become a firm favourite!

This knit sewing pattern is just something a little different and has back ties and contrast binding to add a fun twist to the classic Breton or T-shirt dress or top.

Romy has a contemporary loose fit and high slash envelope neckline, with choice of cap, three quarter or full length sleeves for that’s perfect for year-round style. The pattern has been designed for knit fabrics such as medium-weight low stretch knit fabrics such as jersey or interlock. Whip this sewing pattern up on either a regular sewing machine or overlocker (serger). Once you’ve made one, you’ll be hooked and want to make more!

Instructions from Tilly and the Buttons as always are jargon-freindly and include helpful sewing tips and colour photos showing you each step, which makes it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes that you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Romy top/dress sewing by Tilly and the Buttons
Harmony Tunic T-shirt from Wardrobe By Me

This perfect little top is designed to give you a place to use all your favourite woven scraps

This top sewing pattern features a cute jersey top designed with a woven front detail insert. Within this pattern, you get three distinctly different looks, combined with two lengths and five sleeve options. The top is fitted at the neckline and shoulders, and the body is flared from the chest to the hem. Use all your scraps for the front detail to create a personal look. This pattern is available in sizes 0-24 (US), 30-54 (EU).

Buy the Harmony Tunic T-shirt for £7 from Wardrobe By Me

La Brea Tee from Halfmoon Atelier

A cool T-shirt with a ‘80s vibe!

The La Brea tee is named after La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. It was in a vintage shop there that Meghann Halfmoon found herself drawn to a rack of ‘80s throwback knit t-shirts with grown-on sleeves and bound necklines.

Although La Brea will fit your basic T-shirt needs, it's got plenty of interesting details! This top sewing pattern was drafted for both woven and knit fabrics making it super vesatile with each resulting in a completely different look. Raw edges are neatly worked away with French seams and bias facing. Not familiar with these yet then no need to worry as the instructions guide you smoothly through the steps.

Perhaps most exciting, though, is that this pattern comes in 18 different layered and nested sizes, each with a B-cup and D-cup options. Additional tips on fitting and adjustments are included in the pattern instructions, meaning that you can easily create this pattern to fit your body shape and personal style.

Download your pdf copy for $14 (USD) from Halfmoon Atelier

Fern Top from Pattern Scout

Don’t you just love this top? It’s ideal for mixing up your fabrics!

The Fern sewing pattern is a boxy top pattern for that’s been designed for light- to mid-weight woven fabrics. It features pretty dolman-style short sleeves, a sectioned bodice and a skirt bottom. Option A features a pleated, peplum skirt and sleeve cuffs for a flared and flirty style, while option B includes a straight skirt panel, and uncuffed sleeves for a more modern, boxy fit. 

This sewing pattern is available in a good rnage of sizes from 0-28 with optional pattern pieces for Full Bust Adjustment C or D cup. Pattern Scout has created this pattern with advanced beginners in mind but we think that everyone whatever sewing ability could have a go at making this top.

The Fern Top pdf sewing pattern costs $14 from Pattern Scout

Kauai Top from Itch to Stitch

How cute is this new top sewing pattern. The button bib and ruffles are so sweet!

This sewing pattern features a flowy top that keeps you cool in the heat of summer. It’s designed for lightweight woven fabric, and the pattern comes in multiple cup sizes (A-DD). The relaxed silhouette is paired with a front-buttoned bib and shirttail hem and is ideal for wearing with your favourite shorts or pencil skirt. You can also choose to add ruffles to the sleeveless armhole. The pattern has been created for intermediate sewers and comes in sizes 00-20.

Get your pdf copy for $10 from Itch to Stitch by clicking here

Skirt and top duo from Seamwork

The Everly skirt and Rory top duo of sewing patterns from Seamwork are now available to download for $12 for non-members

The Everly skirt might look like a simple mini skirt at first glance, but this skirt has a few details that set it apart. It is cut on the bias for a flattering, easy fit, and the double-layered design makes it fun to play with contrast fabrics or opacity. And it’s a speedy make! Make in lightweight woven fabrics that look nice cut on the bias, such as linen, chambray, lawn, rayon challis, and silk. This sewing pattern is perfect for those who have just started sewing and comes in sizes 0-26.

Download and start sewing your copy of the Everly kirt sewing pattern today for $12 from Seamwork

The knit Rory top is cropped, with a relaxed fit that’s gathered into a waistband at the natural waist. With short cut-on sleeves and a stylish boat neck, it looks great paired with high-waisted skirts, shorts, and pants. Pick a medium or lightweight knit, like cotton jersey, modal, interlock, or rayon and bamboo blends. This sewing pattern has a lovely silhouette and come sin sizes 0-26. Make in medium to lightweight knit fabrics such as cotton jersey, jersey blends, interlock jersey, modal, rayon, and bamboo knits.

Download and start sewing your copy of the Rory skirt sewing pattern today for $12 from Seamwork


The Regan Top from Sew Me Something

Everyone needs a sweatshirt top that they can turn to when comfort is the order of the day! This one from Sew Me Something is crying out for contrasting waistband, cuffs and neckband!

The Regan top is a casual fitting sweatshirt top where the sleeves fall straight from the shoulder giving a lovely slimline silhouette. The slightly tapered body has no dart shaping to make it easy to make up in knit fabric. Version 1 has full length sleeves and is finished with a rib or knit fabric neckband, cuffs and waistband, while version 2 has short sleeves and a deeper cuff finishing at the elbow. The body is slightly shorter but with a deeper waistband to give a more fitted silhouette. Make in light-weight sweat-shirting, fleece backed sweat-shirting, single jersey knits, scuba, French terry, viscose rayon and silk charmeuse. This sewing pattern is available in sizes 8-22 (UK).

To download your copy today for £10 from Sew Me Something - click here