Orono Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(55 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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Additional information


00 to 20

Cup sizes


Skill level


Knit or woven



Digital download


A0, A4 / US Letter



Seam allowances



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 

55 reviews for Orono Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Eugenie

    The simple structure of the Orono top – one back piece and two cross-over front pieces plus sleeves – made it sort of fun and slightly magical when it came together. I substituted a self-drafted facing for the collar and nixed the pockets because there would be just too much material at the hip.
    The instructions were clear. It’s a novel structure achieved fairly easily.

  2. Michelle

    This pattern went together easily and instructions were easy to follow. I love the style of this top which I made in a French terry.

  3. Terri

    love this pattern

  4. Nicole

    The pattern was very clear and the layers for different sizes was a great addition. The instructions were great, although I got confused at the pocket part but I think that was my issue, not the pattern’s!

  5. Sheena

    Lovely pattern. So easy to follow. Thankyou

  6. Julia

    Lovely pattern that is very well drafted. It was a joy to sew.

  7. apbaughan@gmail.com

    Easy to sew pattern with excellent instructions. I was very happy with this pattern and purchase and will definitely purchase from Kenny’s again.

  8. patricia cugnod

    perfect pattern

  9. Susan

    I used a brushed French Terry which ended up being a bit thick for both my sewing machine (Bernina 720) and my overlocker (Babylock). Next time I will try with something not so thick.

  10. Janet

    I have had this pattern since April and am just now getting around to sewing it. I couldn’t love it more!! If a sweatshirt can be elegant, this one surely is. It is beautifully drafted, has excellent and clear sewing instructions, and sizing is spot on. I expect that I will be sewing multiples of this top. Thank you, Kennis, for your beautiful design.

  11. Tanya M. Lewison

    The end result is simply lovely, and even better, it’s super comfortable to wear and flattering. True to size. The written instructions were quite clear; the pockets went in easy, and using a knit fusible (I used Pellon EK130 — cut on the bias for all but the pocket area) did a great job of stabilizing the seams without adding bulk.

  12. Holly

    Easy to follow directions. Nice fit. Love this top!

  13. Christine

    I have only recently discovered Itch to Stitch and I love these patterns. Started with Lamma and just made this one. Did both in sweatshirt fabric for winter but they would work equally well in a lighter fabric. Only bugbear is having to print and stick the patterns – nowhere local to get them printed. Also impressed by the reasonable pricing.

  14. Dawn

    The sizing square was way off; too large by about 3/8″ I am not sure how to adjust – make a smaller size or make the size I wanted and hope it fits? Haven’t started this process because of the glitch.

    • Kennis Wong

      Usually, this is a printer issue. HP is notorious for the problem. I suggest you update your printer software and re-install the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. If all else fails, I suggest you try using another printer.

  15. Ana

    What drew me to this pattern was the simple but beautiful design with its cross over front detail, great to sew as are all the patterns I have currently purchased.

  16. Virginia

    This was FUN to make! It’s also the only pattern that I have ever made that did not require any alterations to the paper. The fit was perfect! Directions are excellent. Already thinking about making it again.

  17. Angela

    Love all my Itch to Stitch patterns and the Orono top was no exception. I love the design with the petal front which makes it a bit different from a regular sweatshirt. The instructions were really clear with illustrations which I find very helpful and the fit is excellent. It feels very comfortable to wear

  18. Joan

    Love this top!

  19. Abigail

    Love it

  20. Tecla

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

  21. 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.

  22. Anonymous

    Awesome Pattern!

  23. Martie

    A great pattern that fits beautifully!

  24. Sanet

    Fits perfect and instructions super clear

  25. Anonymous

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

  26. Kim

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

  27. Debbie

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

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  29. Dayna

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

  30. Carol

    Love it. Different cut.

  31. Carolyn

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

  32. Elaine

    Easy to sew top, great fit.

  33. Anonymous

    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.

  34. Anonymous

    Cute pattern

  35. Rita

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

  36. Reny

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

  37. Marilyn

    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.

  38. Sylvie Debois

    Perfect !!!!!

  39. Julie

    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.

  40. Sharon

    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

  41. Ilse

    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!

  42. Joan

    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.

  43. Anonymous

    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.

  44. Diane

    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!

  45. Aimee

    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

  46. Anita

    Love how the pockets are done on this pattern!

  47. Nicole

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

  48. Anonymous

    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!

  49. Anonymous

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

  50. Christine

    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!

  51. Audrey

    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???

  52. Anonymous

    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!

  53. Ilyn

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

  54. Marybeth

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

  55. Carol

    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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Body Measurements
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 3118
Waist 2538
Hip 3318

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.