Chemainus Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(7 customer reviews)


The Chemainus is a relaxed-fit woven top with dolman-style, cuffed short sleeves that radiates summer casual chic. You will feel so put-together in it! Use a solid-color fabric to make an understated Chemainus, or use a colorful, fun fabric that brightens up your day!

Chemainus Top Features:

  • Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups
  • Bust darts
  • Dolman-style, cuffed short sleeves
  • Buttoned partial front placket
  • Center front and center back pleats
  • Shoulder insets for color-blocking opportunity
  • Shirttail hem
  • Bias-bound neckline
  • Layers feature—print only the sizes you need

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Chemainus 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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Number of pattern pages: 58 for all cup sizes (be sure to print only the cup size you need per the instructions)

Number of instruction pages: 19

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Size Chart

Body Measurements

Chemainus Top PDF Sewing Pattern Body Measurements

Finished Garment Measurements

Chemainus Top PDF Sewing Pattern Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Determine your cup size—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.
  2. After determining the cup size, compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your cup, 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 hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are in between sizes, choose the smaller size.
  4. The waist is designed to be very relaxed; hence, you do not need to choose a size based on your waist.
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust and hip. (see instructions for details)
  6. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the top (see instructions for details).

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabric that has a similar stretch, weight and drape as your final garment fabric.


Primary Fabric Use lightweight woven fabric with a soft or fluid drape with no stretch. Rayon challis, rayon twill, bamboo blend, lawn, voile, batiste and silky fabric are good choices.

Contrast Fabric Use lightweight, woven fabric with no stretch. Rayon challis, rayon twill, bamboo blend, shirting, voile, batiste and silky fabric are good choices. You can use the same fabric as the primary fabric.

Interfacing Use very lightweight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing.

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.





Other Material

  • Five 1/2“ (12 mm) buttons

7 reviews for Chemainus Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Anne (verified owner)

    I used a crepe from Joann’s. I lined the shoulders to give them a better finish. Pleased with the outcome.

  2. Heike (verified owner)

    Good fit, I only needed to shorten it by 1 inch. The placket was a little bit tricky. But after carefully attention to the tutorial it worked out. The 2nd Blouse will be better :-))))))

  3. Susan (verified owner)

    I saw the pattern on Karina’s utube, lifting pins and needles. I really liked the style and wanted to make it for the summer. The price of the pattern and the inclusive size range is very good.

  4. Sabine (verified owner)

    Die Paßform ist hervorragend. Ich bin wie immer sehr zufrieden.

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love your styles. Would love some interesting skirts.

  6. Holly (verified owner)

    This is one of my new favorite patterns! Instructions are clear as all Itch to Stitch patterns are, this shirt is comfy and you can dress it up or down depending on the fabric you choose.

  7. Joyce (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern and fab that you do large cup sizes

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