We are squeaking another set of pattern releases into January and we are pumped to share them with you!! The Notch Top & Dress and Notch Top & Dress – Youth are full of details and options that…dare we say….are TOP NOTCH. Let’s talk all about them!
The Notch Top & Dress features a fun notched neckline with amazingly versatile options. You can create a swim top, workout top, bralette top, everyday crop, or dress all from this pattern. Choose from tank to long sleeves to fit any season. Choose to make it with built in bust support for a bra-free garment or skip if for a quick sew up. The waistband creates a great fitted silhouette for the crop or dress option.
The Notch Top & Dress features a scoop neckline with or without the notch detail. You can choose from a traditional scoop or a lower one (on adult only- great for the bralette or swim options). The tutorial will walk you through adding support for making it great for a bra-free top or dress. Or you can skip all that for a very quick sew up. It is very fitted through top and will give some support even without any of the extra support that is optional. The tight fit works great for layering under things, but since this top is lined on both bodice and waistband it is a great top on it’s own as well. The lining gives you another layer, which can give comfort in a tight fit garment. The dress fits tight through bodice and flares out at the skirt for a classic and flattering fit.
Pattern options for the Notch Top & Dress include:
- Necklines: Notch Neckline/ Plain Scoop Neckline / Low Notch Neckline (adult only) / High Back Neckline / Low Back Neckline
- Lengths: Crop / Dress
- Sleeves: Tank / Short Sleeve / 3/4 Sleeves / Long Sleeves
- Several Finishing Options for the Notch Neckline
- Optional Inseam Pockets for Dress
- Optional Bust Support (adult only).
The Notch Top & Dress Pattern is drafted for light-to-medium weight high stretch knit fabrics. Recommended only 4 way stretch knits (especially important for adult pattern).
The youth sizes range from 3m – 14 and the adult sizes are for the full, newer size chart, extending from XXS – Plus 5X for the Adult Hourglass Figure.
- *Want to learn more about how to measure yourself for these pattern? We’ve got you covered with an in-depth blog HERE. And for even more helpful fun, we have a free* printable that you can use to help record your measurements as you take them.
- And in case you’re new to Patterns for Pirates and PDF patterns in general, we have a great blog full of new-user tips HERE to help you get started!
- As with all of our current releases and updates, the pdfs now include our layers feature and can be found in Letter, A4, A0 and projector sizes.
- We’ve also got an excellent planning tool for you with our Coloring Pages. It’s a resource that is updated with every new pattern addition, this pattern included!
JUDY’S COPY GOES HERE
We’ve loaded in ::several:: videos, walking you through various steps of the Notch Top & Dress patterns! In case you needed a little hand holding with some of the construction, we’ve already got you covered! The links are all available in the pattern tutorials, or you can find them on our YouTube channel.
Alright, let’s take a closer look at the options available in the Notch Top patterns!
SLEEVE LENGTHS: TANK / SHORT / 3/4 / LONG
HEMLINES: CROP / DRESS
FRONT NECKLINES: HIGH NOTCH / LOW NOTCH (ADULT ONLY) / SCOOP
BACK NECKLINES: HIGH / LOW
BUT WAIT, there’s more! We also have an Easy Hacks Blog Post, showing you how to take these patterns one step further! Click on the image below to be led straight there!
We are so excited to see what you sew up with the new Notch Top & Dress patterns! Head on over to the shop, grab yourself a copy, and get to sewing! They are available on sale (no code needed) through 11:59pm CST, February 5, 2023.
Notch Top & Dress | Notch Top & Dress – Youth | Notch Top & Dress – Bundle
Hoping for a little inspiration before diving into some Notch Top & Dress sewing? Journey over to our Facebook group where you can see tester albums full of amazing images!
Notch Top & Dress Adult Album | Notch Top & Dress Youth Album
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