Kathryn Top & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(9 customer reviews)

US$12.00

Kathryn Top & Dress can be made casual or slightly more formal depending on the fabric used. When made with a cotton jersey or interlock fabric, the top can be paired with your favorite shorts or jeans for a perfect summer outfit. When made with a slinky knit, Kathryn can be your go-to dress for a date night out. The three sets of pleats along the round neckline provides interest to an otherwise simple garment. An empire-waist seam visually elongates your legs, yet the natural waist is shaped, so your curves are not buried. There’s no sleeve to sew, but your upper arm is covered by the extended shoulder.

Kathryn Top & Dress features:

  • Wide, round neckline with six pleats
  • Empire-waist seam to visually elongate your legs
  • Shaped at natural waist to show your curves
  • Extended shoulders covering your upper arms
  • Lined upper front
  • Options to make a dress or a top
  • A-line flared skirt ends at the knee
  • Layers feature–print only the sizes you need

Skill Level: Beginner++

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

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

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Description

See Kathryn Top & Dress Pattern Release Announcement for more photos

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 20

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 Light to medium light-weight knit fabric with 60% to 100% two-way or four-way stretch is ideal. Jersey, interlock and French terry are great choices. If you use fabric with less stretch, you may choose a larger size. Conversely, if you use fabric with more stretch, you may choose a smaller size. The same fabric is used to line the top front. However, if your knit fabric is on the heavier side, you may choose to line the top front with a lighter-weight knit fabric. Jersey and tricot are great choices.

Facing Fabric A front neckline facing is used to support the pleats. This facing uses a stable woven fabric. Quilting cotton, light-weight twill, muslin and light-weight broad cloth are great choices. Do not use a loose weave woven or a fabric that tends to expand such as linen. Do not use knit fabric.

Interfacing Use light-weight woven or weft insertion fusible interfacing.

Other Materials

  • 7" (18 cm) piece of woven single fold bias tape
  • 7" (18 cm) of bias fusible tape or bi-stretch interfacing

Tools

  • Ball-point or stretch machine needles
  • Walking foot for your sewing machine (optional)
  • Serger machine (optional)
  • Cover stitch machine to finish your hems (optional)
  • Twin needles to finish your hems (optional)
  • Wooly nylon thread to finish your hems (optional)

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

Kathryn Top & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial

Metric/cm

Kathryn Top & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

9 reviews for Kathryn Top & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Super nice! I love it.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lovely style, photos on website very clear and accurate

  3. Sarah (verified owner)

    A nice easy sew and a gorgeous dress at the end. I can see more of these in my future.

  4. melodie.kunegel (verified owner)

    Love this top

  5. Christina (verified owner)

    Love the neckline on this.

  6. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    I love the pattern & detailed instructions. It is so easy to download & print. I have a mac, however & haven’t figured how to just print my size but it’s not a problem. Thanks again & I love supporting indie business!

    • Kennis Wong (store manager)

      Hi Elizabeth, you probably opened it on the Safari browser only, so the layers feature is not available. You have to download the file to your computer (there’s download icon on the upper right of the browser). Then you can open it up in Adobe Acrobat Reader, where you can use the layers feature. Give that a try! ?

  7. Betty (verified owner)

    Awesome

  8. Tiffany (verified owner)

    The size chart is perfect for this dress

  9. itzdiane (verified owner)

    This top is one I’m getting ready to make again for the Sew Seasonal Wardrobe contest. I’ve made both the top and dress version of this pattern already and both are my favorite things to wear! This style is so very comfortable and I love the detail on the neck. Kennis makes top notch patterns and her instructions are detailed enough that anyone could sew up any of her patterns. Don’t hesitate to buy this one!

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Pattern without Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 20)

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

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 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.
  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.

 

Kathryn Top & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: October 27th, 2020 by kennis