Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern

Summer is almost here and now is the perfect time to get your wardrobe ready.  With warm temperatures right around the corner, I am always in need of a lightweight, comfy top to go with shorts, leggings or my favorite jeans.  I love a simple t-shirt, but what I really love is a flowy women's top that can be worn everyday or even a special occasion matched with a nice skirt like our favorite maxi skirt.
Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern

One of the important parts of my wardrobe is making sure I can comfortably wear leggings.  Which means I need a women's top that is a little longer in the back to cover that booty.  Maybe you feel the same way I do.  Just a little extra length in the back.  That is why I really like this top.  It has a nice comfy fit, covers where it needs to and can be worn for lots of occasions and outfits.


Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern
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I'm excited to offer this top for free.  You can get the pattern in sizes XS to Large.  It has been tested by some great ladies who gave some good feedback and really helped to make this pattern better.


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Size Chart
Size
X-Small
Small
Medium
Large
Bust
32-33”
34-35”
36-37”
39-40.5”
Waist
25”
26-27”
28-29”
31-32”

Fabric Requirements

Size
X-Small
Small
Medium
Large
Top
1.5 yd
1.5 yd
1.5 yd
1.5 yd


Materials Needed
Women's Top Pattern (from our resource library)
Lightweight to Medium Weight knits such as Jersey or Interlock


Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern
Step 1
With Right Sides Together (RST), match the shoulders of the front and back bodice.  Pin both of the shoulders and stitch across with a zig zag, stretch stitch or on a serger


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Step 2
With RST, pin the center of the sleeve on the shoulder seam of the bodice.  Pin the sleeve to bodice matching the sleeve and bodice as you go.  Stitch across the sleeve from one side to the other.  Repeat with opposite sleeve.
  
Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern

Step 3
Turn bodice so that right sides are together.  Match side seams and sleeves.  Stitch down the side seam.  Repeat with opposite side.


Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern
Step 4
Fold the edge of the sleeve up ½” and pin the place.  Stitch around the hem.  Repeat with opposite sleeve.


Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern
Step 5
With RST, fold neckband in half matching the short sides.  Stitch down the short sides.  Press

Cutting Chart

Size
X-Small
Small
Medium
Large
Neckband
18” x 2”
18.5” x 2”
19” x 2”
19.5” x 2”


Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern
Step 6 
With RST, place neckband over neck edge of the top.  Match the seam of the neckband to one of the shoulder seams.  Find the middle of the neckband and match it to shoulder seam.  Pin rest of neckband in place.  You may need to stretch the neckband slightly as you pin for it to fit properly.  Stitch neckband to shirt.


Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern
Step 7
Turn neckband up and press with iron.  



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Step 8
Fold the top edge of the neckband towards the inside of the t-shirt. You want the neckband to encase your seam allowance. Press or pin in place.  Using your double needle or zig-zag stitch, topstitch around the neckband.  

If you have access neckband on the inside after sewing, you can trim this away.



Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern
Step 9
Turn the bottom edge of the bodice up ½” towards the wrong side of the fabric and press.  Topstitch around the hem of the bodice.  Press.


Now you can add some new simple and fun tops to your wardrobe.  Get shopping for some great knit fabrics and you'll be ready to sew in no time.

Women's Top Pattern - Free Pattern



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