Whitley Top PDF Sewing Pattern

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An everyday staple, the Whitley Top is a classic woven top sewing pattern with lots of potential. Extremely versatile, it comes with a choice of two necklines, three sleeve lengths, and four bust sizes, making it fully customisable to your shape and style.

Choose between a round neck or a V-neck, then decide if you want long, short or 3/4 length sleeves. The choice of cup sizes (A-B, C-D, E-F, G-H) means that if you usually need to make a small or full bust adjustment to patterns, with Whitley you won’t need to! This makes it great for beginners and those new to fitting.

Once you’ve made the Whitley Top you’ll have a great woven block that’s perfect for some pattern hacking. Shorten the bodice for a cute crop top, or lengthen to make yourself a floaty shift dress for the warmer months!

See what other people have been making in the Whitley Top Pinterest Board and on Instagram using hashtag #soiwhitleytop

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

Fancy some extra help?
The Whitley Top sewing pattern is available as part of our Make a Woven Top online class. This class comes with both video tutorials as well as illustrated written instructions. We’ve also got video tutorials on turning the Whitley Top into a dress with a gathered skirt. You can purchase the class individually for £20, or get it for free as part of a Premium Stitch School subscription.

Find out more about Stitch School here.

Watch our Sewalong video over on our YouTube Channel for step-by-step help with the Whitley Top.

Fabric Suggestions
The Whitley woven top sewing pattern is designed to be sewn in lightweight woven fabrics. Cotton lawn is a great choice for beginners as it is fairly stable.  Using a fabric like viscose and crepe will give the top more drape. For something extra special make try a sandwashed silk or crepe de Chine. Whitley makes a great base to show off vibrant prints and also works well as a classic plain top to add to your everyday wardrobe.

Fabric Requirements
The Whitley Top PDF sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20, with four cup size options (A-B, C-D, E-F, G-H). Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet

The Whitley Top pattern is either 30 A4 or US letter pages for the A-D cup sizes, 33 A4 or US letter pages for the E-H cup sizes, or 3 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 on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, 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 1 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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