Basic High Low Top free pattern
Yep, it is time to upload some womenswear patterns 🙂 I did mention on our Facebook group that I can make bigger sizes but I’ll need some pattern testers for that. If you’re interested, please contact me through this website or on Facebook.
This pattern is for range from UK 6 US 2 to UK 18 US 14. It is super simple. It truly is. Neckline and armholes are finished with facings and there is a fair amount of ease around the waist and hips but an underarm dart will help you make it more fitted at the bust.
Sizing: If you’re not sure which size to choose, check the measurements charts https://midnightsewer.com/measurements-charts/
This pattern is prepared for 164cm tall women. If you’re taller or shorter you’ll have to amend length and potentially dart placement.
Scroll to the bottom of the post to download the pattern, it’s available in A0 and A4 formats.
Start with printing the first page and make sure the test box is 5 x 5 cm.
You can try printing on different paper format but always select printing to 100%. Let me know if you have any issues.
Always try to make a toile before cutting through your favourite fabric.
Pattern assembly (A4):
Page 17 is empty. I kept it on the pattern so it’s not confusing but you don’t really have to print it.
1cm (3/8 inches) seam allowances are included. Hemming allowance is also 1cm. You can’t see the inner seam lines as it would be hard to see where to cut but I promise, they’re there. There is no seam allowance around dart, internal lines that you can see are seam lines.
Double gauze, viscose challis, florenza crepe, tencel lawn, chiffon or other lightweight fabrics. I recommend using something with fair amount of drape.
16cm around the chest
Fabric width: 140cm
Length: approx 1m of fabric
Front x1 on fold
Back x2 (1 pair)
Front facing x1 on fold
Back facing x2 (1 pair)
Instructions (of course this is my preferred method, you can do it differently):
Sew the darts at the front and press them downwards.
Overlock bottom edges of your facings and middle back edges of both back and back facing.
Stitch around neckline and armholes.
Pin the shoulder seams with right sides facing together. Stitch the shoulder seams and finish them with overcasting or overlock stitch. Press with iron.
Clip the curves close to the seams. Make sure you don’t clip the seams.
You can now feed the back pieces through in between shoulder seams. Check if your neckline and armhole would lay flat.
With right sides facing together finish the back seams and press them open.
Sew underarm seams together and finish these seams with zigzag or overlocker stitch.
Topstitch around neckline and armholes.
Hem your top. I recommend using rolled hem here or just finishing raw edge and attaching lace. Avoid making a deep hem, it would be difficult to make it even.
Happy sewing! 🙂