Kauai Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(14 customer reviews)

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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
  • 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 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

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 20

Cup sizes

A, B, C, D & DD

Skill level

Intermediate

Knit or woven

Woven

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

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 

14 reviews for Kauai Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful! The front bib allows for featuring a special fabric or fancy buttons. Just wish it also had longer short sleeve option also.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful top.

  3. Helena (verified owner)

    excellent instructions

  4. Jeanette (verified owner)

    Made this out if some stash fabric to test it out and very pleased. I will make it again.

  5. Sandra (verified owner)

    Great experience I haven’t used a downloaded pattern before, the instruction were clear and the process was really easy. I haven’t finished the item but my test garment looks good.

  6. Gill (verified owner)

    Lovely

  7. Judy (verified owner)

    Pattern instructions were great. I tried it out in a shirting with a little stretch and although it worked fine, I am now trying it in rayon for a more flowy look. I am also going down a size. I also added back darts to slim the back as I have a bit of a sway back and wanted a closer fit. I also stitched down the first two Inches of the front pleat. Both of these adjustments were personal preference. I think likely a tailored shirt is more my style but this will be great on those hot days.

  8. Jenny (verified owner)

    I love my Kauai Top and it is my new favourite summer top!

  9. Maureen (verified owner)

    Great pattern love sizing options

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great design.

  11. Mary (verified owner)

    I like how versatile this pattern is, plus the fact it can be worn by any age group. Itch To Stitch is now my ” GO TO ” pattern company

  12. Lianne (verified owner)

    So far, did a muslin and some adjustments but found the D cup a really good fit. Very pleased!

  13. Sylvia (verified owner)

    Lovely.

  14. 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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Pattern with Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 20)

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust                        
A Cup 3018
76.5
3012
80
3278
83.5
3414
87
3558
90.5
37
94
3838
97.5
3934
101
4118
104.5
4212
108
4378
111.5
4514
115
B Cup 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
C Cup 3218
81.5
3312
85
3478
88.5
3614
92
3758
95.5
39
99
4038
102.5
4134
106
4318
109.5
4412
113
4578
116.5
4714
120
D Cup 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
DD Cup 3418
86.5
3512
90
3678
93.5
3814
97
3958
100.5
41
104
4238
107.5
4334
111
4518
114.5
4612
118
4778
121.5
4914
125
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. 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 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  6. 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.

Kauai Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: October 26th, 2020 by Kennis Wong