Tallinn Top & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(18 customer reviews)


If you are looking for a well-fitted, comfortable and figure-flattering garment that you can wear every day, you don’t need to look further than the Tallinn. Featuring front and back princess seams, as well as a center front seam, the Tallinn is a pattern that comes in three views: Peplum top, regular top and dress. The Tallinn also comes in additional front pieces for full-bust figures! So hooray for no full-bust adjustment!

Tallinn Top & Dress Features:

  • Options for regular bust and full bust
  • Front and back princess seams for an ultra-flattering fit
  • Fitted bodice from the shoulders through the waist
  • Fitted long sleeves
  • Scoop neck with neck binding
  • Designed for knit fabric
  • Three views—
    • View A: Peplum top
    • View B: Regular top
    • View C: Dress
  • Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)

Skill Level: Beginner+

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

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Tallinn Top & Dress 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: 45 for both standard and full bust (be sure to print only the bust pieces you need per the instructions)

Number of instruction pages: 19

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Size Chart

Body Measurements

Tallinn Top & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Body Measurements

Finished Garment Measurements

Tallinn Top & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Determine if you should use the regular bust front pieces or the full-bust front pieces—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 3″ (7.5 cm) or less, then use the regular bust front; if the rounded different is more than 3″ (7.5 cm), use the full bust front.
  2. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your bust (regular bust or full bust), 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.
  4. If you are making view B or C, compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are in between sizes, choose the smaller size. If you are making view A, do not use your hip measurement; use the peplum that is the same size as your waist.
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip (if making view B or C).
  6. 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 a similar stretch, weight and drape as your final garment fabric.


Primary Fabric Use knit fabric with about 75% horizontal and vertical stretch as well as good recovery. Jersey, interlock, double-brushed poly, ITY and French terry are good choices. Keep in mind knit fabric with more stretch and drape results in a more relaxed and longer fit, and vice versa.

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.


Tallinn Top & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Tallinn Top & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

18 reviews for Tallinn Top & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. deborah (verified owner)

    lovely pattern

  2. Eowyn (verified owner)

    Well-drafted pattern with excellent instructions. I love the included cup sizing. My wearable muslin turned out to be a wardrobe addition! Win!

  3. Alma (verified owner)

    I have not bought one of your patterns that I do not LOVE instantly!

  4. Doris (verified owner)

    great pattern, easy to follow instructions

  5. Toni (verified owner)

    Very well drafted as always Kennis! Starting on the next one already.

  6. Charlene (verified owner)

    Lovely dress

  7. Lynda (verified owner)

    It fit perfectly with no changes!

  8. Sueann (verified owner)

    I love it. I made a test top (which I really like) where I had lowered the bust dart. I then made some small additional tweaks and it was a total success. It passed the husband approval and all!

  9. Kathy (verified owner)

    Instructions were easy to follow.

  10. Brigetta (verified owner)

    Love love this pattern, I’ve made the peplum and now I’m going to make a few dresses and the top without the peplum

  11. (verified owner)

    This is a pretty straight forward pattern to make. I liked the princess seams for easier fitting.

  12. Kristine (verified owner)

    great pattern!

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    My dress turned out super cute and fit me very well. My only complaint is that I hate taping the pieces together. All of your patterns are beautifully drafted.

  14. Catherine (verified owner)

    Beautiful and flattering dress. Excellent fit as always and a very quick sew.

  15. Diane (verified owner)

    I love the shape of this top and how it looks on! It’s easy to sew and has great directions. Super flattering!

  16. (verified owner)

    I love all the ITS patterns I’ve tried. I especially appreciate them having cup sizes and detail that take them to the next level.

  17. Kadri (verified owner)

    It’s a wonderful pattern! I’ve made two tops (B version) and I love how these are fitted and figure flattering. I also made a dress from ponte roma fabric. I love how the dress is fit and flare – it looks so good on me 🙂 Thank you!

  18. Gay (verified owner)

    I love all your patterns. So easy to follow instruction, from downloading. To sticking pattern together and follow instruction to sewing the garment. Thank you Thank you. Gay

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