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The Holiday Shirt and Top


A versatile pattern for an easy to wear pull-on top in two lengths, with options for short or long sleeves, collar or hood and with or without drawstring waist. Shown here in washed linen and worn with The Ultimate Pencil Skirt

Fabric suggestions

Light to medium weight woven fabrics including cottons, linens and denim. The long sleeved hooded version would also work well in lightweight waterproof fabrics and oilskins.

Trims suggestions

The elasticated waist version will require corded elastic. Packs of elastic with sprung toggles are available here


sewing pattern review
Gail, UK
I'm really keen to share my success with one of your fabulously effortless patterns - after years of 'free form sewing' with no pattern - they are a delight to use!
I made your holiday top in a lovely green cotton before tackling the 'kit' in ivory linen that I bought from you.
I haven't worn the ivory one yet, but I had loads of compliments for my green one - no-one believing I'd made it. I'm excited to wear the linen one as I know I'm going to love it every bit as much.
I reduced the length on both -- the green one is slightly shorter than the ivory one but they are both a couple of inches shorter than the pattern. It's just the way I prefer to wear this shape of top.
For Autumn / winter, I'm planning a version in a medium weight, knitted, jersey. I'll lengthen the sleeves to three quarters and add in a slit at the bottom of the sleeve,like the ones in the shirt hem on the pattern. If it works out like I hope it does, I'll send a photo of that one too!
A tip for anyone who does get the kit in linen from you ... finish the edges before making up the garment! I wish I had done because there are loose threads all over the place!
Love your patterns and the clear layout of your website is fab too. I'm definitely a Maker's Atelier convert
Hooded linen top sewing pattern review
Cloth Scissor Thread

Well written pattern, with clear full review here

Holiday Top sewing pattern review
Kay, UK

"An excellent pattern that can be easily adapted. I have made this 3 times. Here I have made it into a full length Djelleba/Kaftan with side slits”

Kay, UK

  • Holiday Top sewing pattern review

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