Seychelles Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(76 customer reviews)

US$13.00

The Seychelles is a versatile top sewing pattern that can be made with structured or soft woven fabric. With one short sleeve option and one long sleeve option, the Seychelles is perfect for transitional weather. The combination of narrow shoulders and extra sleeve cap ease creates a balanced, pleasing look whether you have broad or narrow shoulders.

Seychelles Top Features:

  • Options for cup sizes
  • Bust darts for a great bust fit
  • V-neck finished with facing
  • Narrow shoulders with extra sleeve cap ease result in a balanced look
  • Two sleeve options:
    • Short sleeve with pleats on the sleeve cap
    • Long sleeve with gathers on the sleeve cap and around the wrist; narrow cuff with button and loop closure
  • Designed for woven fabric

Skill Level: Beginner+

Sizes: 00 – 40 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Seychelles Top pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

Buy More Save More
Spend US$20 or more, get 15% off your entire cart
Spend US$30 or more, get 20% off your entire cart
Discount applies in cart automatically
Exclude gift cards
SKU: SEYCHELLES TOP Categories: , , , , Tag:

Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 40

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

76 reviews for Seychelles Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It was too hard to sew. Also it’s too hard to find the video of how to sew it. You should divide your subscription boxes to boxes catered to very very beginners, and a second group of more experienced people.

  2. Susan (verified owner)

    Great pattern, easy to sew and I raised the neckline for my preferences, and it worked out really well.

  3. Karen (verified owner)

    It was an easy top to make

  4. Donna (verified owner)

    I like the top its very cute and simple. My only issue with the top was dart. I needed to lower the dart it was to high for me. Other than that it’s a nice top.

  5. Ramona (verified owner)

    Love the pattern. I made the short sleeve version and I’m going to do the long sleeve next.

  6. Jana (verified owner)

    Love this top. Fits me perfectly.

  7. Kelly (verified owner)

    Just started sewing this one, but I’m already loving the neckline and the sleeves.

  8. Gail (verified owner)

    My first experience with a downloadable PDF pattern printed at home and it went just beautifully smoothly. I made the short sleeved version in cotton poplin and it fits well. I’m looking forward to making the long sleeve, maybe in a fabric with a bit more drape for fall.

  9. Georgann (verified owner)

    Made my first test pattern and found it to be very easy to sew. I will make some changes to the facing as I do not like the top stitching to keep the facing down. I also would like a curved hem over the straight hem. Hope to get one made in rayon made this week with my changes.

  10. Renee (verified owner)

    Another beautifully designed pattern by Kennis.

  11. Rose (verified owner)

    This was a fun shirt to make. As always, the pattern instructions were clear and easy to follow. I’m fairly new to sewing and I’ve learned so much from Kennis’s patterns. They are terrific.

  12. Diane (verified owner)

    It was a quick project. Everything went together beautifully. The sizing was excellent. Mine fits great with no alterations.

  13. Betty (verified owner)

    Love it

  14. Carol (verified owner)

    This is such a classic.The pleats on the sleeves are a great feature. Loved making it and sizing was spot on.

  15. Jane (verified owner)

    First garment I have that fits me.

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love this pattern!

  17. Diane (verified owner)

    Very easy pattern to stitch up and my fit was spot on.

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Joli modèle, basique mais très bien conçu.
    Patronage de très bonne qualité et cahier technique nickel.
    Je recommande :-). Attention, il taille un peu petit sur les hanches.

    Seul petit reproche : j’aurais aimé que le patron propose la possibilité d’intervertir les deux types de tête de manche (plis creux sur manches courtes ET longues, forces sur les deux aussi). Je l’ai donc moi-même bricolé à ma sauce.

    Enge

  19. Camilla (verified owner)

    Very clear instructions, versatile style

  20. M (verified owner)

    This pattern was a dream to sew. I made it using some cotton lawn material, just the perfect weight for our late autumn weather. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I particularly like that the pattern sizes are colour coded making them easy to follow when tracing. There will be more!

  21. Sheryl (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern

  22. Debbie (verified owner)

    Great, as always!!

  23. Susan (verified owner)

    this pattern went together very well, all the notches matched up and I am very pleased with the finished blouse – I made the one with long sleeves.

  24. April (verified owner)

    Quick sew and beautiful result. The pleated short sleeve is my favorite part. I sewed it in Japanese crinkle cotton and was very pleased with the final product. Her patterns always fit me well and the instructions are clear and easy to follow.

  25. Kathryn (verified owner)

    I like the pattern but had more fitting issues with this one than with the others I’ve had from ITS. I lowered the bust dart, reduced the length of the armscye and the v neckline and increased the curve on the back centre seam.

  26. Sheelagh (verified owner)

    Your patterns give an up to date twist to classic designs. In this case the sleeves.

  27. Melissa (verified owner)

    This is a lovely style for me- feminine but still classic. I like that it can be a bit dressy or casual. I will send more after I sew it up!
    Thank you for all you do!
    Melissa

  28. Deborah (verified owner)

    Love this and all of your patterns so easy to sew and the instructions are fabulous.

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern. Well drafted with clear instuctions

  30. S. (verified owner)

    Love her clean, classic lines-always with that little extra something to make her patterns special.

  31. Sondra (verified owner)

    Love, Love Itch to stitch patterns so easy to put together and easy to follow. I have many of their patterns and I would recommend them to everyone. They are easy to adjust to your particular size. The designs are amazing and they make you want to make them. I will continue purchasing patterns from Itch to stitch.

  32. Judy Gary (verified owner)

    Good pattern easy to cut and sew

  33. Virginie (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this blouse. I live the neck and the sleeve options. I made one and plan to make others

  34. Mary (verified owner)

    Love this top!

  35. Lorraine (verified owner)

    Great pattern, very pleased.

  36. Laura (verified owner)

    I just finished sewing the Seychelles Top and wasn’t sure if it was my style. But now that it is done, it is the perfect, discreet, basic woven top for warm weather. The bust cup options make all the difference. Without those, I could not wear a style like this without looking like I was 20 lbs heavier. This top is great for tucking in or half-tucks.

  37. Diane (verified owner)

    I made the long sleeved version in a drapery polyester crepe. Very easy construction. Comfortable fit but has some shape. Will definitely make more.

  38. Donna Harder (verified owner)

    I really liked sewing this top! I had a piece of rayon in my old stash and it turned out so nice!

  39. Taryn (verified owner)

    Wearing my Seychelles Top today 😄 great design details, comfortable but chic. A great combination

  40. Nicole (verified owner)

    A very stylish basic blouse

  41. Glenda (verified owner)

    Great top with options of short or long sleeves. Looks great on everyone. Well drafted pattern.

  42. Julie (verified owner)

    Good clear instructions, like the different cup size options. Really pleased with how my two Seychelles Tops turned out

  43. Vanessa (verified owner)

    I adore this top! Both the long and short versions are beautiful, and I have enjoyed sewing them as a wardrobe staple.

  44. DEBBIE ANN (verified owner)

    Awesome top. So easy to sew and it is perfect for work or just regular daily activities!

  45. linda (verified owner)

    This is a great pattern. The fit and instructions are very good. I will make it many more times.

  46. Diane (verified owner)

    I love the detailed instructions of Itch-to-Stitch patterns. Even though this was an easy top to sew, there are lots of little tips and touches that make it look professional.

  47. Hansie (verified owner)

    I LOVE this blouse ! As usual everything is perfect 🙂

  48. rloharris (verified owner)

    I loved this pattern so much I made 6! If you have beautiful cotton lawns, how can you not! Perfect result each time. I made short sleeve, short sleeve with 2 inches added to the sleeve for a mid length, and my favourite, that dainty narrow cuff long sleeve!

  49. Sandra (verified owner)

    Fantastic pattern! Super easy to make and it’s beautiful in many different fabrics. I’ve made 2 so far.

  50. Carol (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern, made the long sleeve version in viscose.

  51. Anonymous (verified owner)

    What a beautifully designed top. This is a perfect wardrobe builder. Many options allow for several different looks from one pattern. I like how it is a clean and simple silhouette but is not boxy and frumpy in the fit. It is not a complicated sew and would be a good pattern for someone wanting to get started with woven styles.

  52. Merrily (verified owner)

    Nice fit. I like the narrow shoulders and the way the bottom of the armscye comes up under the arm, not tight or restricting, but modest. I plan to make this again in a sleeveless version.

  53. Linda (verified owner)

    A great and easy pattern with a great looking top as a result!!

  54. Gail (verified owner)

    Such a great pattern. Just making my first short sleeve option, the instructions are easy to follow and it’s a great fit.

  55. Patsy Hanson (verified owner)

    I think this pattern will become my favorite woven blouse make. Simple lines, easy sew, so comfortable and can be dressed up or casual.

  56. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Another great pattern from Itch to Stitch!

  57. Hazel (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this top I have made a wearable toile from my stash, and now I’m satisfied that I can confidently make another I definitely will. I love all itch to stitch patterns, and with Karina’s help from her videos I’m confident enough to make more.

  58. Diann (verified owner)

    very little fitting adjustments needed for me

  59. Paula (verified owner)

    The concept of this item is very good. Happy that it is one for non-stretch fabric. The way the sleeves were designed was not so easy as the rest, but with a bit of experience in sewing it was fixed. Overall very happy with my purchase.

  60. Terri (verified owner)

    Very good instructions

  61. Sheila (verified owner)

    So easy to understand love the sleeves

  62. Sheila (verified owner)

    Excellent pattern as drafted with personal adjustments made and also used as a block for personal design changes.

  63. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The pattern is nice but my make turned into a wearable toile. It’s so big through the body. I’m just a B cup. When I make it again, I will grade down through the body from the 12 I made. The shoulders are good. The short sleeve is pretty. I used a crinkle cotton. I love the technique with the facing/interfacing!

  64. Marcia (verified owner)

    Sleeve pleats make this simple pattern nicely special. I’ll be making several more.

  65. Chandra (verified owner)

    love the various options for the bust and also being able to print out the sizes i want. love the style and options to sew up more than once

  66. Davina (verified owner)

    I like this top a lot. As I have narrow shoulders the fit was very good on me, without having to make any adjustments. I lengthened the top to make a knee length dress which is lovely. The pattern is very versatile. I found the fit quite generous. I made a 16 b cup but will make a 14 next time. I made the short sleeve version and the pleated sleeve top, which I was very unsure of, has turned out well and I like it. I also put a little more shape into the centre back seam, just for personal fit preference.

  67. Jeni (verified owner)

    Kennis nailed it. Another versatile wardrobe staple.

  68. Dorothy (verified owner)

    I enjoy making and wearing the garments made using
    your patterns.

    Dorothy

  69. Diane (verified owner)

    Love the ease with which this pattern went together!! Nice one!! :+)

  70. Lorelei (verified owner)

    Having difficulty doing the box sleeves. I am a returning sewer so I’m sure it is easy. Otherwise love the pattern. The bust fits perfectly.

  71. Gail (verified owner)

    I love the narrower shoulders and the cute sleeve.

  72. Sabine (verified owner)

    Quite a great pattern. Everything fits together perfectly, the instructions are clear and understandable. Have sewn two blouses and more will follow!

  73. Susan Wentworth (verified owner)

    Love this pattern. Both versions are so wearable.

  74. Linda (verified owner)

    Patterns are simple but classic. Love them.

  75. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    I like the little pleats on the top of the sleeve as well as the
    length of these sleeves, though for my own sleeves I will lengthen just a bit as I am older and need the coverage.

  76. Marilou (verified owner)

    Good pattern, poor fabric choice on my end. Will make again.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Material

Primary Fabric Lightweight to medium weight woven fabric with no stretch such as linen, linen mix, rayon challis, charmeuse, lawn, chambray, poplin, sateen and voile.

Interfacing Lightweight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing

Other Material

  • For the long sleeve option only: Two 1/2” (12.5 mm) buttons

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.

 

00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Primary Fabric
Short Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 5/8 1 5/8 1 5/8 1 3/4 1 3/4
135 cm Wide cm 100 100 100 100 110 110 110 150 150 150 160 160
Long Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 7/8 1 7/8 1 7/8 2 2
135 cm Wide cm 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 170 170 170 180 180
Interfacing
All Options
20″ Wide yard 1/2 for all sizes
50 cm Wide cm 50 for all sizes
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Primary Fabric
Short Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 1 3/4 1 7/8 1 7/8 1 7/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4
135 cm Wide cm 160 170 170 170 200 200 200 210 210 210
Long Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 2 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 3/8 2 3/8 2 3/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2
135 cm Wide cm 180 190 190 190 220 220 220 230 230 230
Interfacing
All Options
20″ Wide yard 1/2 for all sizes
50 cm Wide cm 50 for all sizes

Pattern with Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 40)

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
inch
cm
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Bust
B Cup 4758
121
49
124.5
5038
128
5134
131.5
5318
135
5412
138.5
5578
142
5714
145.5
5858
149
60
152.5
C Cup 4858
123.5
50
127
5138
130.5
5234
134
5418
137.5
5512
141
5678
144.5
5814
148
5958
151.5
61
155
D Cup 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5334
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.7
DD Cup 5058
128.5
52
132
5338
135.5
5434
139
5618
142.5
5712
146
5878
149.5
6014
153
6158
156.6
63
160
Waist 4178
106.5
4314
110
4458
113.5
46
117
4738
120.5
4834
124
5018
127.5
5112
131
5278
134.5
5414
138
Hip 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5314
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.5

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.