The Cora Top is a breezy, easy-to-wear staple that you won’t be able to sew just one of. Simple to make but with lots of fun details, it’s a quick, addictive sew with tonnes of satisfaction. Easily dressed up or down, Cora pairs beautifully with your smartest tailored trousers for work, as well as your comfiest jeans for a weekend at home. It can be worn tucked in or loose to suit your style.
The Cora Top features a V-shaped neckline finished at the front with a unique (and quite magical!) pleat detail. The back also sports a pleat, which cleverly creates the appearance of a yoke, and keeps the shoulders that little more fitted. The grown-on sleeves are comfy and simple to sew, whilst the high-low hem is kept fun and interesting with shallow angled side slits. As well as the top version, Cora also comes with the option to be lengthened into a kaftan-style dress.
There are no darts or gathers required for the Cora Top, which as well as making for a speedy project also means this pattern is ripe for bold, large-scale prints. With just four pattern pieces it’s a fantastic evening project, and a great starting point pattern for anyone new to sewing with lightweight, drapey fabrics.