Nottingham Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(19 customer reviews)

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The Nottingham Top gives the ordinary a twist, literally! Featuring a twisted knot in the front, the Nottingham has a relaxed fit bodice with three sleeve options—long sleeve, elbow short sleeve and butterfly sleeve. It’s a super comfy, casual knit top that looks fabulous with pants or skirt.

Nottingham Top Features:

  • Front, off-centered, twisted knot
  • Relaxed fit bodice
  • Scoop neck with neckband
  • Three sleeve options—long sleeve, elbow short sleeve and butterfly sleeve

Skill Level: Beginner+

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

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

Regular

Skill level

Beginner+

Knit or woven

Knit

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

Material

Primary Fabric Use a light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 75% vertical and horizontal stretch. Fabric with good drape, such as one with rayon or bamboo content, is ideal. Note that the wrong side of the fabric could peek out below the knot and also in the butterfly sleeve; therefore, use fabric whose wrong side has similar color to the right side.

Other Materials

  • 10" (25 cm) of 3/8" or 1/2" (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using lightweight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain)

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

Nottingham Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial

Metric/cm

Nottingham Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

19 reviews for Nottingham Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Très facile à faire.

  2. Jen (verified owner)

    I’ve made 2 of these and love the pattern. Easy to follow and lovely made up.

  3. Judy (verified owner)

    I love this pattern…so well explained and I have always been intrigued by the twist. This one is very flattering. Now how about designing on at the neckline. I have a commercial tee I purchased and I just love it…so flattering but I know the quality of the fabric will not stand up. I am currently waiting for it to Bite the Dust and I will take it apart to see if I can make it myself, but Kennis, I know you are the champion of patterns, so think about it.
    Thanks.

  4. Holly Harrison (verified owner)

    Easy to understand directions and great fit!

  5. Angela (verified owner)

    You made my 15 year old super happy!! And she is not always easy to please. She’s into all the knot/twisted tops this year, and I used a lovely bamboo for her shirt. She put it on as soon as it was ready, and left it on! The instructions were perfect – I thought the twist would be complicated but it wasn’t! My only suggestion (and I may have missed this so sorry if this is already in there) would be to let people know their print will be flipped on the one side. Our fabric choice has a repeating super thick « stripe » and part of it is now upside down. It still works because the shirt is a bit slouchy for my teen at that spot, but I can see that really bothering some people and / or looking odd, depending on the fabric detail. It was a small thing for us, but I will keep it in mind for future projects.

  6. Marilyn (verified owner)

    Love this pattern! Instructions were easy to follow and it turned out great. Will be making this one again.

  7. Marleen (verified owner)

    It is perfect 😁

  8. Lenore (verified owner)

    Love this!! Thank you for classy styles.

  9. Maria (verified owner)

    As with all Itch to Stitch patterns, the finished item fit me perfectly with only a few fitting adjustments. I am working on modifying the pattern to accomodate my daughter’s pregnancy and I believe it will be an easy modification.

  10. Mette (verified owner)

    Easy to follow. Nice resault.

  11. Frances (verified owner)

    Love this design. It was well drafted and fits great. The directions for the knot were a little confusing, however. I wound up partially sewing the left extension, then inserting the right extension and completing the front.

  12. (verified owner)

    I thought the top was very pretty. The instructions we simple and easy to follow. I see several more of these in my future.

  13. Yvonne (verified owner)

    I have made this top twice in two weeks since I bought it. Fabulous fit easy to follow instructions. I Highly recommend it. Lots of compliments also.

  14. Rita (verified owner)

    Well drafted,great fit.

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It turned way too baggy on me, both at the back, front and bust area and then too tight on the arms!

  16. Judith (verified owner)

    As usual, a great pattern and superb fit.

  17. Margaret (verified owner)

    Perfect tee for me and I was born in Nottingham!

  18. Kathy Schuller (verified owner)

    A very nice top which came together easily. I found the fabric above the knot bulges a bit but that was mainly because I should have shortened the top a little which I will do next time. Apart from the length the top fits beautifully.

  19. marahhulse (verified owner)

    I cannot tell you how much I love this pattern! It looks complicated and yet it is really easy to make a gorgeous comfortable top with Nottingham. The pattern is well drafted with all the markings and clear instructions that take you step by step through sewing that beautiful draped knot front. I grabbed this pattern during release week I believe and have worn my first version so much I am cutting out one for my sister and another for me. It is one of those tops you put on and think “Oh I love this, so cute, so comfortable! I need another” that being said. I was not a tester for this pattern, or compensated in any way for making it. I just love the pattern.

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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.

 

Nottingham Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: March 21st, 2021 by kennis