Skip to main content

The Drawstring-neck Dress and Top


A fluid easy shape with drawstring detail at the neck and elasticated gathered cuffs. The dress can be belted at hip, waist or not at all. 

Some sewing knowledge required.

Fabric suggestions

Both the dress and top can be made in woven or jersey fabrics; choose jerseys for fluidity or crisper cottons and linens for a fresh spring / summer look. 

  • In the first image, the dress in a fluid viscose jersey 
  • In the second image - a crisp cotton shirting


Dressmaking pattern review
Kerry, UK

Drawstring Dress and a nifty jersey hemming technique.....Read more

  • Dressmaking pattern review
Dressmaking pattern review
Melania, Switzerland

Here is one of my drawstring tops.  It is in a super soft, drapey jersey.  I do not care much for elastics around my upper arms, so in this version I omitted the elasticated casing. Also, I went for a raw-edge finish for both sleeves and bottom hems and love the result.  This top is so comfortable and has already been worn many times over.

  • Dressmaking pattern review
Pattern review
Kerry, UK

The Drawstring Top has a modern aesthetic, quite different from mine, and I was curious if it would suit me….. Read more

  • Pattern review

Postage and packing details

All patterns, magazines and haberdashery items are sent first class

UK  (1-2 working days) 1 pattern, magazine or item = £2.50, 2 items = £3.50, 3 or more (max. 9) items = £4.00

Europe (4-7 working days) 1 pattern or item = £5.50, 2 items  = £8.00, 3 or more (max. 9) items = £10.00

Rest of the World (7-10 working days) 1 pattern or item = £8.00, 2 items = £12.00, 3 or more (max. 9) items = £15.00

Please note on non-EU orders 20% VAT is removed before the P&P charge is added. For example 1 pattern = £20.83 + £8.00 P&P = £28.83



Mailing List

Never miss a pattern

If you would like to receive our newsletter on all things making and what’s new at The Maker’s Atelier sign up here