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.
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Please refer to the FABRIC REQUIREMENT CHART as one of the last images on this product listing. You can magnify this image if viewing it on a mobile phone whilst in a fabric store.
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.
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 & FITTING
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 18-20-22-24 | 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.
WHAT DO I GET WITH MY PURCHASE?
Please note you are purchasing a digital pattern that will be sent directly to your email inbox after payment. You can print this pattern at home on A4 or US letter-sized paper or take it to a print shop for large scale printing (AO size). *You will not receive a hard copy printed pattern.*
Instant download available immediately after checkout includes:
2. PAH Pattern file (PAH=Print at home)
For printing in A4 or US Letter on a home printer. Printing at home is the most cost-effective, and sticking your pattern tiles together to make your full size pattern is easy. Further information for printing at home can be found in our Resources section here.
3. AO Pattern file
AO is a large scale file designed to be printed at a Print Copy Shop. You cannot print this on your home printer as it is too big. If you choose to use this large file you will pay extra to have it printed but you do not have to stick anything together.
You can use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PAH 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.