Regular price $16.50
Unit price per
A special top that is very easy to sew with a designer twist.
Neck facing with elastic sleeve cuffs, this top is unique and classy. Dress it up and wear it to work or with shorts and jeans for smart casual weekend wear.
Versatile. Easy. Stunning. A very popular pattern.
STYLE OPTIONS: Round neck and "V" neck
Share your makes on Instagram & Facebook tagging #BellbirdTop and @thesewingrevival
Please refer to the FABRIC REQUIREMENT CHART as the last image on this product listing. You can magnify this image if viewing it on a mobile phone whilst in a fabric store.
WOVEN fabrics: Fabrics with a soft drape work best for the Bellbird Top.
We recommend rayon, silk, viscose, tencel, crepe and polyester (incl chiffon). Lightweight linen, cotton and cotton blends work OK, but stiff cottons will not get the best results.
Our samples are made up as follows:
Grey - polyester chiffon
Salmon pink floral (V Neck pic) - rayon
Cream with floral pattern - polyester
Blue & pink floral - 100% lightweight cotton
Red & black - nylon
Confident Beginner (2/5).
The Bellbird Top is very simple and able to be sewn with or without an overlocker (serger) to neaten the seams.
SIZE & FITTING
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 make up the smaller size.
This PDF pattern is available in sizes NZ/UK/US 6-22 (US2-18).
Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer to the last image for size chart and international size comparisons):
Small: (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12 | US 2-4-6-8)
Medium: (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16 | US 6-8-10-12)
Large: (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20 | US 10-12-14-16)
X-Large: (NZ/AU/UK 16-18-20-22 | US 12-14-16-18)
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.
A4 or US Letter pages to print:
Small & Medium size bundles=11 pages
Large & X-Large size bundles=12 pags
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.
All size bundles require only 1 x AO sized sheet.
Bellbird top pattern
I haven't made the top yet, hopefully this week. I'm making a few for my holiday. I'm sure if its as good as my last pattern, I will love it, thankyou.
Pattern was very easy to you and finished top looked great.
Love this top!
Such an easy sew, these total five bellbirds over the past three summers. With such a good pattern you find the confidence to take it a step further with adding a bias binding finish on the neckline and still complete the top in a couple of hours! Love these tops when February tends to be so humid in Auckland.
The pattern was easy to follow and very quick to make up … made two in a day!
Love it so much I’ve made 4
The pattern was so easy to follow and a great first project. I used both cotton and jersey and both hung really well. I love it so much I made 4 of these tops.
Easy style I will make again.
Can’t say how rare it is to get a facing that works perfectly first time. This is an easy sew. If you are a novice take your time ensuring you have your sewing margins correct. I might allow a little bit more in the hip area next time.
I enjoyed making this pattern very much. It's a very simple and easy to follow pattern. I love the design, roomy and comfortable.
Absolutely delighted with this pattern. Another great pattern. So easy to make. Thanks. Chrissy.
Easy and classic style
I just started sewing again after 40 years and this top is a perfect project to get back in the game. Easy to print, cut and sew. Clear and simple directions. I will definitely be buying more Sewing Revival patterns,
Love the top was easily to put together and have had lot a nice comments
I love this top. I have made two. So easy to make and looks amazing!
Great instructions to follow, really great top to sew up quickly. Extremely versatile for different fabrics. Look forward to making many more.
Very easier to use and great instructions. Perfect for the beginner sewer.
Bellbird top pattern pdf
The top turned out well and I'm very pleased with it. It was an easy sew. The instructions were good, but I did a couple of things differently - under stitched the facing, as well as topstitching the edge of it and I stitched both edges of the elastic casing.
Easy sewing. Great look. I have made it up twice already
Wonderful pattern, easy to follow instructions, true to size. I loved it so much I have already made 2.