Brisbane Top & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(14 customer reviews)

US$14.00

The Brisbane is the epitome of city chic. It has a streamlined silhouette with unique details. The semi-fitted top or dress gives you just the perfect amount of ease. The cute keyhole detail adds a layer of sophistication. Pair the Brisbane top or dress with your favorite accessories and you can go from desk to dinner in no time.

Brisbane Top & Dress Features:

  • Options for regular bust and full bust
  • Options for top and dress
  • Scoop neck
  • Front yoke with triangular keyhole
  • Short sleeves
  • Designed for knit fabric

Skill Level: Intermediate

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

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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 40

Cup sizes

Regular + FBA

Skill level

Intermediate

Knit or woven

Knit

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

14 reviews for Brisbane Top & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Joanne

    Love the look of this pattern. I used a 4 way stretch knit and added a flair to the skirt as well as pockets. I followed the instructions and binded all edges around the neckline with tape. I used a knit interfacing in the front yoke for stability. When I went to slip it on over my head, it was extremely tight. I ended up taking the neck edge apart and binding it all around with a narrow jersey strip as well as inserting a slit in the centre back and it’s great! My first attempt at sewing this brand of pattern.

  2. Melinda

    Simple glamour

  3. Anonymous

    Love the shaping of this design. I like the sizing and amount of ease; much better most patterns. I would like the patterns better if the bust point and waist and hip levels were included.

  4. Diane

    Great pattern and instructions as always! 😊
    “Itch to Stitch” patterns are the best there is out there-adjustments are a breeze with these fabulous patterns as well!

  5. Anonymous

    I do not like the way the front yoke attaches to the back piece. It does not look smooth and sleek like a professional garment would look. It should be more cohesive. I also think the front triangle piece should be optional for say a two tone garment. It makes it look like a patch on a garment of one color. When you look at it on this photo you don’t really see it so it doesn’t jump out at you like when you actually see it up close. I paid way too much for a pattern that I am so unhappy with.

  6. Shelby

    Loved my latest ITS make of the new Brisbane top! A couple of minor adjustments for my petite frame, but as always, the directions were excellent. I have made several ITS patterns and always pleased with the quality and styles.

  7. Jane

    Pdf pattern was easy to put together and sewing instructions were great…I loved watching Lifting Pins and Needles YouTube, she did a great job of selling your patterns!

  8. Belinda

    This dress is so adaptable. Wear it as an every day office dress or dress it up smart casual. Very comfortable to wear. Love it.

  9. LINDA

    Beautiful dress pattern.

  10. Donna

    I tried this 5 times and just couldn’t get the pattern to work for my body. I have to take two inches off between my shoulders and bust. (For every pattern company, not just you). I really like this look but either the neck was too tight or too floppy. The shoulders pulled in too much or the keyhole had wrinkles coming down from the neck. The problem is my body and I am just not good enough adjusting patterns for me.

  11. Elsa

    I sewed the Brisbane top in a lovely cotton knit with a bit of elastan. It was perfect! I do love a top with a twist and the keyhole is amazing. It’s not tricky if you follow the instructions.

  12. Deborah

    I love your design esthetic and quality of drafting. No matter what pattern I try, the result is professional looking. Very flattering style on all figure types. The Brisbane is no different. Great pattern!

  13. Anonymous

    Great pattern.

  14. Nora Bertoglio

    Usually I love every one of the itch to stitch patterns I purchase— not this one. I found the instructions difficult to follow in regards to the neckline. I watched a video by Karina at Lifting Pins and Needles on how to do the neckline. I sew with perfect in mind…lol..but I could not get the back neckline to line up perfectly with the front. So disappointed.

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Material

Primary Fabric Use medium-weight knit fabric with good recovery, and with 35-50% horizontal stretch, such as jersey, interlock, viscose French terry and double-brushed poly.

Lining Use very light knit fabric with good recovery such as a very lightweight jersey, power mesh and nylon tricot. The lining is not supposed to be visible, but it may still peek out as you move. Therefore, it is best to use a coordinating color.

Other Material

  • 1 yard or 1 meter of 3/8” or 1/2” (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using light-weight 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.

00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Primary Fabric for Top
54″ Wide yard 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 3/8 1 3/8 1 3/8 1 3/8 1 3/8
135 cm Wide cm 110 110 110 110 120 120 120 120 120 120 130 130
Primary Fabric for Dress
54″ Wide yard 1 5/8 1 5/8 1 5/8 1 5/8 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4
135 cm Wide cm 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 160 160 160 250 250
Lining
54″ Wide yard 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8
135 cm Wide cm 20 20 20 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Primary Fabric for Top
54″ Wide yard 1 3/8 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8
135 cm Wide cm 130 180 180 180 190 190 190 190 190 190
Primary Fabric for Dress
54″ Wide yard 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 7/8 2 7/8 2 7/8 3 3 3
135 cm Wide cm 250 250 250 250 260 260 260 270 270 270
Lining
54″ Wide yard 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8
135 cm Wide cm 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

Pattern with Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 40)

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Regular Bust 3118
79
3212
82.5
3378
86
3514
89.5
3658
93
38
96.5
3938
100
4034
103.5
4218
107
4312
110.5
4478
114
4614
117.5
Full Bust 3418
86.5
3512
90
3678
93.5
3814
97
3958
100.5
41
104
4238
107.5
4334
111
4518
114.5
4612
118
4778
121.5
4914
125
Waist 2538
64.5
2634
68
2818
71.5
2912
75
3078
78.5
3214
82
3358
85.5
35
89
3638
92.5
3734
96
3918
99.5
4012
103
Hip 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
inch
cm
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Regular Bust 4758
121
49
124.5
5038
128
5134
131.5
5318
135
5412
138.5
5578
142
5714
145.5
5858
149
60
152.5
Full Bust 5058
128.5
52
132
5338
135.5
5434
139
5618
142.5
5712
146
5878
149.5
6014
153
6158
156.6
63
160
Waist 4178
106.5
4314
110
4458
113.5
46
117
4738
120.5
4834
124
5018
127.5
5112
131
5278
134.5
5414
138
Hip 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5314
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.5

How to choose your size

  1. Determine if you should use the regular bust front pieces or the full-bust front pieces—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 3″ (7.5 cm) or less, use regular bust; if it is more than 3" (7.5 cm), use full bust.

  2. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your bust (regular bust or full bust), 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.

  3. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.

  4. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body 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.

  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.

  6. 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.