Carmo Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(11 customer reviews)

US$13.00

Indulge yourself with this unique asymmetrical top. The Carmo has an elegant, wide V-neckline that frames your face like an artistic portrait. The distinctive diagonal scarf wraps over one of your shoulders and around the opposite side. To add icing to the cake, the long sleeves are finished with long cuffs and the bodice is finished with a bottom band.

Carmo Top Features:

  • Diagonal scarf that wraps over one shoulder and the opposite side
  • Wide front and back V-necklines
  • Long sleeves finished with long cuffs
  • High-hip length bodice finished with a bottom band
  • 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

Skill level

Intermediate

Knit or woven

Knit

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

11 reviews for Carmo Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Rosemary Jackson

    I was a little nervous about the details of this beautiful top but the instructions are so comprehensive that it went together without a hitch. I am so pleased with this make! It goes together like magic. And the finished product is beyond my imagination! I made it out of Bamboo jersey. There will be more in my future!

  2. julieol

    Just finished this top and must say it is so much fun to make. The directions are so good you can’t miss on the one. If I knew how to add a picture of it, I would. I made my sleeves ¾ ones.

  3. Nelleke

    A t-shirt with a little extra: that’s how I like them most! The scarf is such a beautiful and unique feature.

  4. Darlene

    Love this pattern! Easy style.

  5. Mary

    Very pretty and so different from a plain knit top. I made the scarf out of contrasting fabric and it is really a smart-looking top. I followed the instructions carefully, which is a must cause it’s easy to get confused with this pattern.

  6. Christine

    Love love love the unique and flattering style and was fairly straightforward to sew.
    I did hand baste the neckline together first as it was a novel construction to make sure I was doing it right and I was. I made it out of a bamboo terry which resulted in nice drape across the neckline. I will make a second with a slightly thinner fabric for the upcoming warmer weather.

  7. Anonymous

    The Carmo top has a unique style yet is sewn from a knit fabric which makes it suitable for a wide variety of uses from more dressy to movie night casual depending on the fabric chosen. The piecing allows for some interesting color blocking. The sewing of the scarf and left shoulder along with the neckline is a little more involved. However, the directions are detailed and I feel an advanced beginner could successfully make this top.

  8. Diane

    Carmo is such a pretty and unique top and the instructions are excellend, as usual!

  9. Anonymous

    This is a wonderful pattern. I have made it without the sleeves in a linen knit and it drapes beautifully. The sewing instructions were a bit text heavy and, English not being my primary language, was sometimes a bit diffucult to understand, but the notches/markings on the pattern pieces helped me to get the scarf placed correctly. I have plans for making more of this pattern to be ready for summer

  10. angie

    Always love your patterns especially when I have to do an unusual construction technique as this pattern provides. Came out perfect!

  11. Anonymous

    Great pattern easy to follow instructions suits all sizes

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Material

Primary Fabric Use light or medium-weight knit fabric with 20-30% horizontal stretch and good recovery (with elastane) such as jersey, sweater knit and French terry.

Neck Tape Use very light knit fabric with good recovery such as a very lightweight jersey, power mesh and nylon tricot . The neck tape is for finishing the left neckline. It 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

  • 2 yards/meters of 1/2” or 3/8” (1.25 cm or 1 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
54″ Wide yard 1 5/8 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 1 3/4 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/4 2 1/4
135 cm Wide cm 150 150 150 150 160 160 160 200 200 200 210 210
Neck Tape
45″ Wide yard 1/8 for all sizes
114 cm Wide cm 10 cm for all sizes
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Primary Fabric
54″ Wide yard 2 1/4 2 3/8 2 3/8 2 3/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2 3 1/8 3 1/8 3 1/8
135 cm Wide cm 210 220 220 220 230 230 230 280 280 280
Neck Tape
45″ Wide yard 1/8 for all sizes
114 cm Wide cm 10 cm for all sizes

Pattern without Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 40)

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
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
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
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
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. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body 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 “Body 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 “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.
  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.