With a cleverly simple design, this pattern easy to sew and versatile to wear. Mix and match mid-light weight wovens and knits to create a unique modern top for work or play.
Explore your creative side and contrast the front and back or go for a more consistent look. With wide cotton/elastane knit sleeve & waist bands, this top is a bit different and versatile enough to be sewn in a knit or woven or a combination of both. Sewing the sleeve and waist bands is easy, especially with the help of the online video tutorial. Use the stretch stitch (or zig-zag) on your sewing machine or an overlocker/serger if you have one.
Great with a skirt, shorts or pant the Rosella Top can be dressed up or down.
STYLE A - Long sleeve
STYLE B - Short sleeve
Pattern Hack - Lengthened hem without stretch waistband
*Video tutorials for attaching the sleeve, neck and waist bands
*Instant download available immediately after checkout.
Each PDF file contains 3 different pattern sizes. Choose the size that best fits you and receive one size larger and one smaller as well.
Refer the Size Chart for help if you need.
- DRESS FABRIC:
Most light to mid weight woven or knit fabrics will suit this top.
We recommend rayon, polyester, light weight linen, cotton and cotton blends for summer.
Our long sleeve samples were sewn up in a range of rayons, polyesters, cotton woven and knit blends.
The white short sleeve sample is sewn in linen.
All have 95% cotton 5% elastine or lycra stretch cuffs.
*Please also note that all (new) fabric should be pre-washed in case of shrinkage. Some fabrics will not shrink but 100% cotton,linen and rayon are almost guaranteed to shrink. It doesn't hurt to be safe and remove any dodgy chemical build up that may have occurred during printing anyway.
Please note that the size chart is not the finished garment measurements.
We recommend that you also measure your body length and compare to the finished garment length measurements given. To achieve a perfect, individual fit, you may need to adjust the patterns length (instructions included).
Suitable for Confident Beginners. This top is able to be sewn with or without an overlocker (serger) to neaten the seams.
Instructions also come with a link to a video tutorial on attaching knit sleeve and waist bands to the bodice.
Opening the file in ADOBE READER will maximize the pattern features (Layers feature will allow you to print only the size you need and you can use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support).