Bellavista Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(32 customer reviews)

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Do you always look out for a winter-appropriate top? Look no further! The Bellavista Top has the function and chic that you seek. The Bellavista Top comes in a comfortable swing bodice with a center-front panel. It also comes with two neck options and two sleeve options. Use a sweater knit to make a sweater, or a jersey to make a T-shirt. The choice is yours!

Bellavista Top Features:

  • Comfortable swing bodice with a center front panel
  • Two neckline optionsβ€”cowl neck and scoop neck with neckband
  • Two sleeve optionsβ€”long sleeve and three-quarter bell sleeve
  • Designed for light to medium-weight knit fabric

Skill Level:Β Beginner+

Sizes: 00 – 40 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together?Β The Bellavista Top pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos. More photos from the larger size range.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 40

Cup sizes

Regular

Skill level

Beginner+

Knit or woven

Knit

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

Material

Primary Fabric Four-way stretch knit fabric with at least 50% horizontal stretch and 25% vertical stretch. French terry, cotton Lycra jersey and double brush poly are good choices. If using rayon spandex knit, you may need to go down one size or more. Do not use woven fabric.

Other Material

  • 10" (26 cm) of 3/8" or 1/2" (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using lightweight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain)

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.

Imperial/Yards

Bellavista Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial

Metric/cm

Bellavista Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

32 reviews for Bellavista Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Sharyn

    Hi, I made a hack for the summer version (like Karina at Lifting Pins & Needles) as I live in Australia. Very easy to follow and love your patterns.

  2. Sabine

    Like always an excellent pattern and excellent guidance πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  3. Tracey

    I made mine in a fabric a bit thicker than was ideal, but it came out beautifully and the pattern was really easy to follow. I love the clear instructions and the ease of use. There are lots of examples of the pattern so you can see what it looks like in different colours and on different body shapes. My favourite TomKat Stitchery is very inspirational.

  4. Elaine

    Added 4cm to length and it fitted perfect first time, will be making again soon

  5. margaret

    Great pattern. I have made 2 of them, one in a heavier excellent.

  6. Amanda

    easy to follow pattern and lovely, flattering results!

  7. Jennifer

    I had to cut the cowl down 3 inches as I didn’t have quite enough fabric. It’s still plenty large. My first go at downloading and taping a pattern. Went together easily…both pattern and fabric. A little on the large side. I think I could go down a size but all in all I’m really quite happy with it. Very comfy and cozy.

  8. undukas

    I made Bellavista for my pregnant belly. I added length to the back and side fronts, so I could wear it with leggings too. I didn’t have to make it any larger to fit my baby bump. I also added invisible zippers to the front so I could use it for nursing. It’s a great pattern for all the pregnant ladies who don’t want to make too many changes to the patterns, but still want to be comfortable in their clothes πŸ™‚

  9. Cassie

    Love love love!

  10. Jana

    This top has such beautiful drape. Fits perfectly.

  11. Anonymous

    Great fun pattern.

  12. Delphine

    it’s a lovely top. Princess seams is a must for an extraordinary fitting. Cowl neck gives a nice touch to it too

  13. Jean

    Love the cowl neckline and the “not cowl” option

  14. Ann

    I absolutely love this pattern – have made 3 so far! Kennis’ very clear instructions guided me through my first experience with sweater knits with excellent results. The 00 is a tad roomy on me (5’1″ and very petite) but I like the swingy fit and also like the length just as it is. (Did a narrow shoulder adjustment and shortened the arms though.) The cowl adds style and keeps you warm!

  15. Cynthia

    I love the top, easy and fast. A top to make when you need something very stylish quickly to make you feel good.

  16. K L Nield

    Lovely, loose fitting top. I didn’t have enough fabric so mine is sleeveless with a less generous cowl. I’m really looking forward to making the full version!

  17. Stephanie

    I love the neck

  18. karen

    I’ve made to so far. Love it. Patterns fit very well

  19. Rosemary

    A very flattering neckline.

  20. Rebecca

    This is a quick project with clear directions. I look forward to gifting the finished shirt to my friend.

  21. Anonymous

    Flattering shape and design lets me use smaller pieces of special fabrics

  22. Janice

    wonderful pattern.

  23. amy

    Simple and sophisticated!!

  24. christine.kaiser

    Love the Bellavista Top

    The Bellavista Top is a great, quick and easy to make pattern. The only issue that I had is that the back is a little bit wide. I will fix this on the pattern for the next top.

  25. Anne

    easy and attractive

  26. hollymabe

    Very flattering and comfortable.

  27. Elaine

    I have made up the top and am very pleased with it. However, piecing the pattern pieces together was troublesome. Even though I had checked that the printed pages fitted with the inch square as instructed, the pages did not fit together well.

    • Kennis Wong

      Hi Elaine, make sure that you choose “Auto Portrait/Landscape” in your print dialog box. Cheers!

  28. Lydie

    My go-to sweatshirt for fall and winter. How to be cosy and feminine and classy… Many ways to sew it depending on the fabric!

  29. I love ? this pattern. I’ve made 4 tops already. It firs like a dream! Muriell

  30. Anonymous

    I am so, so pleased with my make. It fits lovely, and is very flattering. The pattern was easy to follow and I can’t wait to make another top and try out some more itch to stitch patterns. Thankyou

  31. k.l.mcintosh

    I love this pattern, great instructions and easy to make. The finished garment looks and feels great.

  32. Christina

    I love this turtle neck top. It was quick and easy to make and looks fantastic. I am a large busted person so the next one I make I’m going to lengthen the pattern by a few centimetres.

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Material

Primary Fabric UFour-way stretch knit fabric with at least 50% horizontal stretch and 25% vertical stretch. French terry, cotton Lycra jersey and double brush poly are good choices. If using rayon spandex knit, you may need to go down one size or more. Do not use woven fabric.

Other Materials

  • 10” (26 cm) of 3/8” or 1/2” (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using lightweight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain)

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.

Primary Fabric (54″ or 135 cm Wide)
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Long Sleeve + Cowl yard 2 1⁄4 2 1⁄4 2 1⁄4 2 3⁄8 2 3⁄8 2 3⁄8 2 3⁄8 2 3⁄8 2 3⁄8 2 1⁄2 2 1⁄2 2 1⁄2
cm 190 190 190 210 210 210 210 210 210 220 220 220
Long Sleeve + Neckband yard 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 3⁄4 1 3⁄4 1 3⁄4
cm 130 130 130 140 140 140 140 140 140 160 160 160
Bell Sleeve + Cowl yard 2 1⁄4 2 1⁄4 2 1⁄4 2 3⁄8 2 3⁄8 2 3⁄8 2 3⁄8 2 3⁄8 2 3⁄8 2 1⁄2 2 1⁄2 2 1⁄2
cm 190 190 190 210 210 210 210 210 210 220 220 220
Bell Sleeve + Neckband yard 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 1⁄2 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4
cm 130 130 130 140 140 140 140 140 140 160 160 160
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Primary Fabric (54″ or 135 cm Wide)
Long Sleeve + Cowl yard 2 1/2 2 5/8 2 5/8 2 5/8 3 3 3 3 1/8 3 1/8 3 1/8
cm 220 240 240 240 270 270 270 280 280 280
Long Sleeve + Neckband yard 2 2 2 2 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 3/8 2 3/8 2 3/8
cm 180 180 180 180 200 200 200 210 210 210
Bell Sleeve + Cowl yard 2 1/2 2 5/8 2 5/8 2 5/8 3 3 3 3 1/8 3 1/8 3 1/8
cm 220 240 240 240 270 270 270 280 280 280
Bell Sleeve + Neckband yard 1 3/4 1 7/8 1 7/8 1 7/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4
cm 160 170 170 170 190 190 190 200 200 200
Bellavista Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: February 20th, 2024 by kennis
Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 311⁄8
79
321⁄2
82.5
337⁄8
86
351⁄4
89.5
365⁄8
93
38
96.5
393⁄8
100
403⁄4
103.5
421⁄8
107
431⁄2
110.5
447⁄8
114
461⁄4
117.5
Waist 253⁄8
64.5
263⁄4
68
281⁄8
71.5
291⁄2
75
307⁄8
78.5
321⁄4
82
335⁄8
85.5
35
89
363⁄8
92.5
373⁄4
96
391⁄8
99.5
401⁄2
103
Hip 331⁄8
84
341⁄2
87.5
357⁄8
91
371⁄4
94.5
385⁄8
98
40
101.5
413⁄8
105
423⁄4
108.5
441⁄8
112
451⁄2
115.5
467⁄8
119
481⁄4
122.5
inch
cm
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Bust 475⁄8
121
49
124.5
503⁄8
128
513⁄4
131.5
531⁄8
135
541⁄2
138.5
557⁄8
142
571⁄4
145.5
585⁄8
149
60
152.5
Waist 417⁄8
106.5
431⁄4
110
445⁄8
113.5
46
117
473⁄8
120.5
483⁄4
124
501⁄8
127.5
511⁄2
131
527⁄8
134.5
541⁄4
138
Hip 495⁄8
126
51
129.5
523⁄8
133
531⁄4
136.5
551⁄8
140
561⁄2
143.5
577⁄8
147
591⁄4
150.5
605⁄8
154
62
157.5

How to choose your size

  1. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the β€œBody Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  2. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the β€œBody Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your waist best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the β€œBody Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  4. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  5. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.