Cora Top PDF Sewing Pattern

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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.

Check out what other people have been making in the Cora Top Gallery or on Instagram with the hashtag #soicoratop.

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Sewing Level
The Cora Top is a Confident Beginner sewing pattern.

Fancy sewing your Cora Top along with Lisa? Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of the Cora Top sewalong on the Sew Over It YouTube channel!

Fabric Suggestions
The Cora Top works best in lightweight woven fabrics with a good amount of drape. We recommend rayon or viscose and lightweight crepes for maximum drape, but you could also use a lightweight linen or cotton voile.

Fabric Requirements
The Cora Top sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • copyshop permission letter

The Cora Top pattern is either 30 A4 or US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop pages. If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 2 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

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