Melrose Top & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(34 customer reviews)

US$12.00

You can make a casual top or an elegant dress with the Melrose pattern. The relaxed-fit top or dress has a wide round neckline and dolman short sleeve, and it is the perfect blank canvas to showcase your pretty fabric. The Melrose Top & Dress comes in A, B, C, D and DD cups for a better fit. The Melrose Top & Dress pattern has three views, and you can make one of each for different occasions!

Melrose Top & Dress Features:

  • All views include:
    • Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups
    • C, D and DD cups have bust darts
    • Wide, scoop neckline finished with bias binding
    • Dolman short sleeves with cuffs
    • Unlined
    • Layers feature—print only the sizes you need
  • View A includes:
    • Dress with cinched waist and elastic through casing
    • Ample, functional, in-seam pockets
  • View B includes:
    • Top with cinched waist and elastic through casing
    • Gathered peplum
  • View C includes:
    • Short, boxy top with bottom band
  • 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? The Melrose 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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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 20

Cup sizes

A, B, C, D & DD

Skill level

Beginner+

Knit or woven

Woven

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

Material

Primary Fabric Use lightweight to medium weight woven fabric with good drape. Rayon twill, chambray and linen are great choices.

Lining For View A: Use lightweight, stable woven fabric such as cotton. The dress is not lined, but the lining is used for the pockets. If your fabric is lightweight, you can use primary fabric as lining too.

Other Materials

  • For View A: 16” (41 cm) of 1/2” (1.25 cm)-wide fusible stay tape (or cut your own on straight grain)
  • For Views A and B: 5/8” (1.5 cm) wide elastic as long as your waist

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

Melrose Top and Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial

Metric/cm

Melrose Top and Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

34 reviews for Melrose Top & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Marion (verified owner)

    Love these patterns, especially the bust adjustments. brilliant for people who are not 5’6″and a B cup!

  2. Sally (verified owner)

    I like the pattern but when I printed it all the lines didn’t show, so I haven’t had a chance to sew it out, and I don’t know where to take the file to have it printed for me. I just wish you had printed patterns for sale too. So pretty much wasted $13.00.

  3. Kim (verified owner)

    Well drafted pattern, very easy to follow instructions. I am pleased I bought this pattern and am looking forward to making many different versions in different fabric combinations.

  4. slattery100 (verified owner)

    I buy ITS patterns because I love the detailed instructions, the dependable pattern pieces that all align, and the fit. I bought this pattern recently and set to work putting together the pattern on the same day. I made the dress very quickly, it is an easy pattern. I would say if you have a few garments under your belt, this would be a good advanced beginner pattern – the instructions are detailed, the pattern is for a woven and it has only a few pattern pieces. I think you could learn a few things with this pattern too – making a a deep hem, fitting the waist and finishing the neck. I made this in a linen blend and I love it. It will transition from a summer garment to an early fall staple easily. I added about two inches to the length and I chose to use some decorative stitches in a contrasting colour to the hem. I will definitely make this pattern again and again.

  5. Paula (verified owner)

    FITS PERFECT… WITH ALL YOUR INFO ON SIZES, MEASUREMENTS, & EASE, ETC. ALL HELPED WITH THE PROCESS!

  6. battra (verified owner)

    Well-drafted pattern and quick to sew. My bust-waist measurements are size 2-4 but I size 2A fits well without having to grade.

  7. Hope (verified owner)

    All the patterns from here are so clearly written. I think a beginner can sew easily from them. Love them! Thank you

  8. Diane (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. The fit is perfect and instructions very clear.

  9. Janet (verified owner)

    Pattern pieces easy to assemble and instructions very good. I made the peplum version and made it longer to give me more coverage. I cut a 18D and it fitted me perfectly which was fantastic as I often have to adapt patterns to fit me. Sewed up easily. The only change I made was that I cut a facing for the neck and interfaced it as I find bindings don’t sit very well on me. All considered I was very pleased with this pattern and will be making it again.

  10. Carol (verified owner)

    Comfortable top with cute detail options.

  11. kathyhills22 (verified owner)

    I have made two dresses using the Melrose pattern. It’s a very versatile pattern with the opportunity to mix fabrics at the cuff, neckband or bodice/skirt (making it look like 2 pieces). I will definitely be making this pattern again. If you are looking for a classy, casual dress, this one fits the bill.

  12. Virginia (verified owner)

    Love this simple dress. I left the pockets out. Great for every occasion. Dress up or dress down, it always looks good.

  13. Donna (verified owner)

    So pleased your option of bust cup sizes meant I didn’t have to do a full bust adjustment. As a beginner sewest, I found the directions easy to follow. Made View B, but plan on making the full dress in the future.

  14. Lindy (verified owner)

    Nice pattern. Needed some adjustment.

  15. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Great pattern! Easy to follow instructions. Love that I can just print out my own size.

  16. Jude (verified owner)

    Love the fit easy to make

  17. Pauline (verified owner)

    Very nice patterns, always very stylish and the fit for me so far has not needed any alterations

  18. Annette (verified owner)

    Perfect fit right out of the pattern (C-cup version). Love it – will be my go to pattern for tops and easy wearing dresses this summer!

  19. Maureen (verified owner)

    Great pattern

  20. Alison (verified owner)

    Brilliant Sewing Pattern, love it!

  21. Sandra (verified owner)

    I love the Melrose pattern. So far, I’ve only made one top, but I will be making many more!

  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love love love anything I get from Itch To Stitch. Love everything about them

  23. Tammy (verified owner)

    Love what you are doing!

  24. Diane (verified owner)

    The Melrose is my perfect summer top. Fits well, looks good

  25. Elsa (verified owner)

    Such a quick sew for a very interesting top. A clever construction for the elastic waistband helps for a nice drape at the waist. I did the peplum top and really enjoyed the shape of it.

  26. Tracy (verified owner)

    I love this pattern and have made both the top (view C) and the dress (view A). I am short in the body, curvy and maturing and for many years have found that I need to make fit adjustments to any pattern – but not this time, what bliss. Having learnt to sew in the 1970s using the big 4 patterns I had not tried indie patterns until now and I am a convert. It was the dress with its relaxed style that drew my attention. However, I made the top first (size 10) to check for any fit issues. Surprisingly I found that I love this too and have already worn it on several occasions. The instructions are clear and felt like I was having my hand held all the way through, from picking the right size to finishing. I will be definitely be buying more itch to stitch patterns in the future.

  27. Bernice (verified owner)

    I love this design – loose and comfortable but with sleeves. Lovely pattern.

  28. Linda (verified owner)

    This is a lovely pattern to make, I made the top. The instructions were easy to follow and pattern sizing was perfect. I will certainly make this again. Another winner.

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A classic styled top suitable for casual or dressy occasions. Love there are options.

  30. Brigetta (verified owner)

    Love the “easiness” of this pattern. I have already made View C, and will definitely be making the dress for summer in September.

  31. Lone (verified owner)

    Melrose is a really feminine dress and top and even though it is pretty simple, it has all the finesse and fine details of a typical Itch to Stitch pattern.

  32. victoria (verified owner)

    Perfectly designed for my body type – the dart placement is excellent, and the shoulder seams are perfect for slightly forward shoulders.an easy sew with a relaxed but not sloppy fit.
    Another excellent pattern from Itch to stitch!

  33. Helen (verified owner)

    easy to wear will be making a few of these

  34. rloharris (verified owner)

    Fun to make gorgeous dress which is comfortable too, and the top options are fab too. Add it to your collection!

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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.

Melrose Top & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: September 10th, 2020 by Kennis Wong