The most versatile sewing pattern in our collection, variations of the Kingfisher top have dominated my wardrobe for the last 10 years. Designed to be sewn in woven fabric with neck and sleeve bands in ribbing or stretch, it can be made in short sleeve, 3/4 and now the new long sleeve with a ruffle option. A pattern for all year round.
The raglan sleeve is easy to sew and the Kingfisher can be colourful in contrasting fabrics or more subtle in single coloured fabrics.
>RECOMMENDED FABRIC: The Kingfisher is designed for a woven bodice and sleeves with contrasting jersey knit/ribbing or cotton/poly/lycra blend stretch
neck and sleeve bands.
Bodice: Most light to mid weight woven fabrics with a SOFT DRAPE are recommended for this pattern. Polyester crepe, polyester, rayon, chiffon and viscose are best. Soft draping cotton and cotton blends will also work.
>DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Suitable for Confident Beginners (although the sleeve ruffle option is an easy intermediate). The Kingfisher Top is able to be sewn with or without an overlocker (serger) to sew the neck and arm bands and neaten the seams. A simple zig-zag stitch will do the trick.
>SIZE & PURCHASING OPTIONS:
Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer last image for size chart and international size comparisons) or refer the Size Chart for help if you need.
Small> (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12 | US 2-4-6-8) PAH pages=29* | AO pages=2
Medium> (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16 | US 6-8-10-12) PAH pages=30* | AO pages=2
Large> (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20 | US 10-12-14-16) PAH pages=30* | AO pages=2
X-Large> (NZ/AU/UK 16-18-20-22 | US 12-14-16-18) PAH pages=30* | AO pages=2
*Instructions advise different pages to print depending on your sleeve choice, which reduces Print-at-home pattern tiles by 9-11 pages.
>Use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PDF pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.
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