Kauai Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

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The Kauai Top is a flowy top that keeps you cool in the heat of summer. Designed for lightweight woven fabric, the Kauai pattern comes in multiple cup sizes. The relaxed silhouette is paired with a front-buttoned bib. Go ahead and wear your favorite shorts or pencil skirt with the Kauai. You can also choose to add ruffles to the sleeveless armhole.

Kauai Top Features:

  • Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups
  • Button-down front bib with button loops
  • Center front pleat
  • Round neckline finished with bias binding
  • Shirttail hem
  • View A is sleeveless finished with bias binding
  • View B is sleeveless with ruffles finished with bias binding

Skill Level: Intermediate

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

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Kauai 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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Description

Number of pattern pages: 41 for all cup sizes (be sure to print only the cup size you need per the instructions)

Number of instruction pages: 20

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Size Chart

Body Measurements

Kauai Top PDF Sewing Pattern Body Measurements

Finished Garment Measurements

Samara Pants 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 not shaped; the top flares from the bust to the hip. 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 “Blend Sizes” in 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 similar weight and drape as your final garment fabric.

Material

Primary Fabric Use lightweight, flowy, woven fabric. Batiste, rayon challis, lightweight chambray and lightweight linen are great choices.

Interfacing Use lightweight fusible woven, weft insertion or tricot interfacing.

Other Materials

  • Six 3/8” (1 cm) buttons

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

Kauai Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial

Metric/cm

Kauai Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

2 reviews for Kauai Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Sylvia (verified owner)

    Lovely.

  2. othersideofthegarden (verified owner)

    This is such a lovely top with beautiful drape! I love flowy garments for hot weather and the Kauai is perfect! I am ready to face the heat of summer!

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