Orono Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(36 customer reviews)


Don’t settle for boring! The Orono Top brings you style while keeping you warm and cozy. Designed for less stretchy knit fabric such as sweatshirt knit and double knit, the Orono Top is perfect to be worn over a T-shirt or a shirt. But the Orono Top is not your run-of-the-mill sweatshirt; the overlapping front and high-low hem make you stand out from a crowd. And don’t overlook those pockets! We can always use some functional pockets!

Orono Top Features:

  • Stand-up collar
  • Long raglan sleeves with shoulder darts
  • Overlapping, petal-like front
  • High-low hem
  • In-seam pockets
  • Designed for structured knit fabric

Skill Level: Beginner+

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

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Orono 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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Number of pattern pages: 26

Number of instruction pages: 13

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Size Chart

Orono Top PDF Sewing Pattern Body Measurements

Orono Top PDF Sewing Pattern Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing 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 best fits your hip. 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. See “Blend Sizes” in instructions for details.
  5. 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 stretch as your final garment fabric.


Primary Fabric Use medium-weight knit fabric with 15%-30% stretch. French terry, ponte, sweatshirt knit, double knit and interlock are good choices.

Other Materials

  • 90” (229 cm) of 3/8” or 1/2" (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or cut your own using light-weight 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.


Orono Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Orono Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

36 reviews for Orono Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Tecla (verified owner)

    Love this top–design is different, not same ol’ same ol’.

  2. (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this pattern. I’ve made two so far. The directions were easy to follow, and the Orono sewed up like a dream.

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Awesome Pattern!

  4. Martie (verified owner)

    A great pattern that fits beautifully!

  5. Sanet (verified owner)

    Fits perfect and instructions super clear

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I would like a lower neck option, v or scoop.

  7. Kim (verified owner)

    Like all of Itch to Stitch patterns Kennis attention to detail is apparent.

  8. Debbie (verified owner)

    This is a great top.Clear instructions and pattern comes together easily.

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  10. Dayna (verified owner)

    Your patterns are well drafted and the instructions are thorough! Always cute designs.

  11. Carol (verified owner)

    Love it. Different cut.

  12. Carolyn (verified owner)

    Wonderful top! Sizing is spot on. Drafting is great.

  13. Elaine (verified owner)

    Easy to sew top, great fit.

  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It would be nice to be able to print from ‘preview’ on my computer. I have to have my husband print up the pattern on his computer.

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Cute pattern

  16. Rita (verified owner)

    I love this top..you can use so many different fabrics..and looks great on everyone! Thank you!

  17. Reny (verified owner)

    Great pattern.easy to are, but soms dufficulties to print. For me.

  18. Marilyn (verified owner)

    I made it without the collar and just love it. Showed it off at a quilt meeting and several took the time to find it right away. Went together beautifully and fast. Will make again.

  19. Sylvie Debois (verified owner)

    Perfect !!!!!

  20. Julie (verified owner)

    Loved this pattern as soon as I saw it, made it almost immediately and I am really happy with the outcome. Good instructions and easy to put together even though I am fairly inexperienced with knits. Will definitely make another.

  21. Sharon (verified owner)

    Great pattern. I am so happy with how mine turned out. I have been wearing it a lot since I have made it. Everything on the pattern matched up perfectly. I blogged about my top here: http://www.sweetmamalife.com/2019/02/itch-to-stitch-orono-sewing-winter.html

  22. Ilse (verified owner)

    The Orono is a great pattern addition for my spring wardrobe because sometimes it can really be cold. The inseam pockets are genius! Thank you!

  23. Joan (verified owner)

    Love how this pattern went together. The unusual design inspired me enough to purchase and grade up a size. I have more planned as it is lovely as a light warmer layer. Pockets are perfect! More inclusive sizing would get 5 stars from me! And likely more sales.

  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I like the design of the Orono Sweater it is attractive as well as being very practical. Your pdf’s are easy to use and the instructions are very comprehensive.

  25. Diane (verified owner)

    My Oronos are warm and comfortable. I love the dart on the raglan sleeves and the petal front. Easy to sew and I can always depend on the size chart. It’s a winner!

  26. Aimee (verified owner)

    I love the Orono Top! It’s great for knits with just a little stretch. See photos of the ones I made on my blog at https://thesewingscientist.blogspot.com/2019/02/itch-to-stitch-orono-top.html

  27. Anita (verified owner)

    Love how the pockets are done on this pattern!

  28. Nicole (verified owner)

    Easy and comfort top, good instructions will lead you to make a perfect garment.

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is a beautiful and unique pattern. It’s a bit complicated but once I read through the directions and carefully thought about the pattern, it made perfect sense. It is a challenge to find the correct fabric for this pattern, but when you do the results are beautiful!

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I love how current & timeless are your patterns; love the ease to grade sizes; especially love readily available help via a message or post.

  31. Christine (verified owner)

    Another fabulous, comfortable ITS pattern. Casual yet feminine styling. I’ve already made one, and have another one planned in a lighter knit for spring. Love this!

  32. Audrey (verified owner)

    Your patterns pages paste together so easily that I know when they arrive that it’s going to be fun projects to do! In my case very little alterations to do which is unusual for someone so short as I. My fav company???

  33. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I loved the ease with which one can construct this sweater and am very happy with how it turned out. Kennis’s designs are so clever, and I learn something new about sewing when I do each pattern for the first time. The only thing that I would add to make it easier for a beginning sewer is a little more detail in the explanation on constructing the pockets. I think that I am pocket-challenged, as this is something that I have to think about carefully when reading a pattern from all companies. I enjoyed sewing this top, and plan to make additional Orono tops in other colors! It’s a great addition to my winter wardrobe!

  34. Ilyn (verified owner)

    This pattern is easy to put together, I love the pockets. The instruction is easy to follow and has clear illustrations. Great pattern indeed!

  35. Marybeth (verified owner)

    A stylish and comfy addition to my wardrobe. Super easy to make because of the thorough instructions. I made two!!

  36. Carol (verified owner)

    I just have to say, not only do I love your patterns, but the written directions are the best in the industry. I love the finished garment measurements and the sizing, which always result in choosing the best size. The illustrations are perfect and accurate. I plan to be a long-time customer!

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