Paulina Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

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If you want comfort and style at the same time, Paulina Top is perfect for you. Pair it with leggings and boots, skinny jeans and heels, or capri pants and flats, you will feel like a million bucks. You will find that you reach out for your Paulina Top all the time for casual Fridays, strolls in the park or birthday parties with the kids.

PAULINA TOP design features:

  • Knit top with woven contrast
  • Comfortable raglan sleeves
  • Relaxed fit cropped bodice
  • Underlay contrast with shirttail hem
  • Peekaboo cut outs below armholes
  • Wide neckline

PAULINA TOP pattern features:

  • Twelve sizes (00 – 20) (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)
  • Lengthen/shorten guideline on bodice and sleeve
  • Instructions for high-quality finish
  • Print only the size(s) you need with “layers” feature (no more mingled lines!)

Skill Level: Beginner+

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? Paulina 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: 18 (on A4 or Letter Size Paper)

Number of instruction pages: 12

See Paulina Pattern Release Announcement for more photos

See Paulina Top: Another Look to make the black and white stripe raglan top with the orange neck band

Size Chart

Paulina Top Body and Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part of chest) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your bust best. If you are in between sizes, pick the smaller size.
  2. Compare your fullest hip measurements to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are in between sizes, pick the smaller size. Because the contrast fabric is a woven fabric with no stretch, be sure to allow some ease and avoid sizing down too much at the hip.
  3. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust and hip. All you have to do is print the sizes that you need, and blend the lines from one size to the next from the bust to the waist to the hip.

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabrics that have similar thickness and stretchiness as your final garment fabrics.


Primary fabric Medium weight four-way or two-way stretch knit with great recovery and good drape, such as jersey, interlock, sweater knit and rib knit, is suitable. Note that without good drape the top may gape at the cut outs. Ideal stretch is at least 40% (able to stretch fabric from 4" to 5 5⁄8").

Contrast fabric Light to medium weight woven fabric with or without stretch, such as shirting, twill, sateen, seersucker, crepe de chine and charmeuse, is suitable. Avoid using feather weight fabric as the fabric may creep up when you move. Also avoid heavy woven fabric.

Essential Material/Tool

  • Ball-point or stretch machine needles for primary (knit) fabric; when sewing the contrast (woven) or combined fabrics, you can use a universal needle
  • 40" (102 cm) of 1⁄4"(0.6 cm)-wide clear elastic, fusible bias tape or bi-stretch interfacing to stabilize cut outs

Optional Tools

  • 1/8" size rolled hemmer foot for your sewing machine
  • Walking foot for your sewing machine
  • Serger machine
  • Cover stitch machine to finish your hems
  • Twin needles to finish your hems
  • Wooley nylon threads to finish your hems

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fiber shrinks in the wash, be sure to get enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.


Paulina Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Paulina Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

4 reviews for Paulina Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. J.Tillotson (verified owner)

    Great pattern, very versatile

  2. Deb Cameron

    The Paulina Top is one of my all time favourites! I love that I can use up bits of my favourite wovens and mix them up with soft knits to make a comfortable yet fashion forward wardrobe staple! Beautifully drafted with great finishing tips.

  3. Jan Murry (verified owner)

    I love this pattern that I had the privilege to test for Kennis. Not only is it very fashionable, but it is sooo comfortable. I have made 2 of these tops and always get so many compliments when I wear them – no one believes I made them. The instructions are very thorough and extremely easy to follow. One comment, there is plenty of ease in the hip area so be careful not to go up in hip size before testing your hip measurement with the actual pattern piece. Try this pattern – you won’t be sorry!

  4. azbeg123 (verified owner)

    Love this pattern.. Easy and very versatile! 🙂 The fit is awesome for larger sizes to. Thanks soo much for a great pattern and well written instructions.

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