Idyllwild Top and Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(12 customer reviews)


IDYLLWILD is fitted t-shirt and dress pattern. It is simple but jam-packed with options. You can make a simple t-shirt with IDYLLWILD, or you can use your fancy knit fabric to make something dazzling. With all these options, you can literally make 42 garments with different looks!

Idyllwild Top & Dress includes these options:

Sleeve Options

  • Sleeveless with bands
  • Cap sleeves
  • Short sleeves
  • Medium short sleeves
  • Three-quarter sleeves
  • Long sleeves
  • Ruched long sleeves

Neckline Options

  • Small neckline
  • Large neckline

Length Options

  • T-shirt length
  • Ruched T-shirt length
  • Dress length

Print only the size(s) you need with “layers” feature (no more mingled lines!)

Skill Level: Beginner++

Sizes: XXS – XL (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? Idyllwild Top & Dress 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: 25 (on A4 or Letter Size Paper)

Number of instruction pages: 14

Size Chart

Idyllwild Body and Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part of chest) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your bust best. When in between sizes, pick the larger size if you want a looser fit; otherwise
    pick the smaller size.
  2. Compare your fullest hip measurements to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. When in between sizes, pick the larger size if you want a looser fit; otherwise pick the smaller
  3. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust and hip. All you have to do is print the sizes that you need, and blend the lines from one size to the next from the bust to the waist to the hip.

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with an inexpensive knit fabric that has similar thickness and stretchiness as your final garment fabric.


Four-way or two-way stretch knit with great recovery, such as bamboo knit, interlock, jersey, ponte knit and sweater knit, is suitable. Ideal stretch is at least 50% (able to stretch fabric from 4" to 6"). Keep in mind the garment will be tighter with less stretchy fabric and it will be looser with more stretchy fabric, so the look of your garment will look different as a result. Woven fabric is not suitable.

Other Materials

  • 15" (38 cm) of clear elastic to stabilize shoulder seams
  • 5" (13 cm) of single-fold bias tape to stabilize back neckline (optional)
  • 12" (30.5 cm) of 1⁄4" (0.64 cm) wide elastic (for ruched t-shirt only)
  • 12" (30.5 cm) of 1⁄4" (0.64 cm) wide elastic (for ruched sleeves only)

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fiber shrinks in the wash, be sure to get enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.


Idyllwild Top and Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Idyllwild Top and Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

12 reviews for Idyllwild Top and Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Christina (verified owner)

    Great basic t shirt. I think this one will be made a lot!

  2. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Quick and easy pattern with a great shape. I’ll be making more of these.

  3. Hope (verified owner)

    Wonderful basic pattern for multiple clothing items

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A wardrobe staple must have. The variety from one pattern is amazing. You can mix and match to find your just right T or dress for all seasons. The only thing missing would be a cowl neck line add on.

  5. Brigetta (verified owner)

    Quick and easy pattern to sew. Whipped up 2 t-shirts in a jiffy, next is the dress with long sleeves for work.

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The fit is perfect. So many options and good instructions.

  7. birdie757 (verified owner)

    This top is my go to for tee shirts. The fit is just perfect for me. I have made the sleeveless, short sleeve, and 3/4 sleeve tee. I won’t buy a store bought tee shirt anymore because I know I can get a great fit from this pattern.

  8. itzdiane (verified owner)

    I made my second Idlewild today, sleeveless this time. The shoulders are a little wide but it’s OK since my bra straps won’t show. I love the tee I made and want to wear it all the time so I need to get making more! I want to make one with 3/4 sleeves too when it gets cooler. I love having a flattering style with so many different options. I could make a closet full and they would all be different!

  9. alison (verified owner)

    This is now my go to pattern for tops there are so many variations and the fit on me is just perfect, very easy and fast to make with very clear instructions you simply can’t go wrong

  10. sewbee73 (verified owner)

    I like all the possibilities included in this pattern. I have made the shirt and the dress variation with 3/4 and short sleeves and receive compliments when I wear them. The pattern is drafted well and fits perfectly in the size corresponding to my measurements. I’m planning to sew the tank dress next for the warmer months coming up. Thank you Kennis for creating such a versatile pattern.

  11. Tasha Purcell (verified owner)

    I have sewn up many of these tops and love each one!! They are a quick sew (and get easier and faster the more you do) There are so many options to play around with that you can’t go wrong. At work our dress code is business casual, and with the right fabric and the fun ruched sides it is perfect and I get compliments all the time. This may be my favorite women’s tee shirt pattern out there! I love how easy Kennis has made the directions! I can’t wait for more of her patterns!

  12. emolil (verified owner)

    This is honestly my favorite pattern in my collection of patterns! Its quick and simple, with so many options, giving you an entire wardrobe to carry you through every season! The fit is perfect. The directions are easy to follow. You can easily sew an item up in an hour start to finish. I cannot recommend this pattern enough, and for the price you simply cannot lose! I am looking forward to trying other patterns from Itch-to-Stitch! I’m considering the Marbella next!

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