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Rosella Top

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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

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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.

Most lightweight woven or knit fabrics will suit this top.
We recommend rayon/viscose, polyester chiffon, crepes, lightweight linen, cotton knits and cotton blends for summer.

Our long sleeve samples were sewn up in a range of rayons, polyester chiffons, 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.

Garment length measurements given. To achieve a perfect, individual fit, you may need to adjust the patterns length (instructions included).


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Model wears size 10 (NZ/AU) and is 171 cm tall

Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer last image for size chart and international size comparisons):
Small - (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12  | US 2-4-6-8)                  Pages AO=1 | PAH=14
Medium - (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16  | US 6-8-10-12)       Pages AO=1 | PAH=15
Large - (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20  | US 10-12-14-16)       Pages AO=1 | PAH=17
X-Large - (NZ/AU/UK 16-18-20-22  | US 12-14-16-18)   Pages AO=1 | PAH=17

This is a loose fitting garment. If you prefer it to be a little less "roomy" or you are "in between" sizes then we suggest you err on the smaller size. 


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:

1. Instructions

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.


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    Jenny C.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Rosella Top

    I really enjoyed making this top. It was extremely easy to make and looks lovely on. Can’t wait to have the time to make another one on a wet Sunday afternoon, just need to find the appropriate fabric and colour for me. Will buy more patterns in the future.

    Bonnie R.
    United States United States
    Easy to sew pattern

    Just made a fit-muslin - works great, but I'll be making longer, tapered sleeve cuffs on the next one to get the look I'm trying to accomplish - easy change, but the pattern went together well, and pieces fit accurately. It looks just like the pictures and the line drawing. It's a great basic, for a jumping-off point for variations.

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    Andrea F.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The Rosella Top - a great sew

    As a reasonably novice sewer, I found the pattern download and instructions really easy to follow, and made the top up in no time (in a viscose stretch jersey). The pattern was easy to tweak (I shortened the sleeves a bit and narrowed the hem band) and the result was excellent, a lovely loose but modern fit. Am currently making it again in another material and will try the short-sleeve version as well. Such a cool top - thanks!

    Karyn C.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Rosella Top

    Great pattern, very easy for a beginner sewer. Can see me making this pattern many times.

    Bronwyn C.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Rosella Top

    Very disappointed in this pattern. Even the smallest size is far too big for me. Was so looking forward to being about to wear this style and bonus that the pattern could be made with a woven and a knit.

    The Sewing Revival

    Hi Bronwyn, I am so sorry to hear that. Please email me (contact form on the website) with your bust and waist measures and your normal RTW size and I will ensure we get this sorted for you. I'm also interested in more specific feedback to see what has gone wrong for you. Kind regards, Janine

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