Dartmouth Top

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Dreaming of a pattern that is casual, chic and looks totally fabulous if you have bigger boobs? Look no further than the Dartmouth Top! This cross-over jersey top with cup sizes from C - H comes with two variations—a classic fixed wrap or modern ruched front—and features three sleeve lengths and a totally gape-free banded neckline. Whether made in a cozy sweater knit or a cotton jersey, the Dartmouth is the perfect partner for your favorite pair of jeans!

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Cup sizes from C to H
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make.
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level
  • A full photo sewalong on our blog with tips and techniques that go beyond the instruction booklet

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Product information


Advanced beginner.


12 to 32, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). Includes 40-62” bust and 42-62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.


Mid-weight knit fabric, such as cotton or rayon jersey, with at least 50% stretch. Also suitable for light to mid-weight sweater knits. 


Ballpoint needle, thread, 18 inches (45 cm) of ¼" (6mm) woven elastic (not clear elastic). 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews
Tanya C
Such a versatile top

Made this top on the recommendation of others, and am now wondering why I hadn’t made this sooner! It’s so comfortable, and can be worn for casual or a smarter occasion. I made the ruched front as a I am a pear shape with a bit of a tummy and it’s a little more flattering. Can see more of these being made for the autumn 🥰

Patricia Valleau
not my style

Pattern was easy to follow and sew but for a short (5’3”) full busted woman(36F), it is not an attractive blouse.

Debs Homer

I love this pattern! Have made it a few times now and get lots of compliments every time I wear one of the makes.
It’s a flattering shape, fits perfectly over my H cup bust without gapage, is easy to put together and quick to make.
I’d give this ten stars if I could!

I always wanted to wear this style shirt without my chest hanging out! This is awesome!

This pattern is amazing. I’ve made three. I love how this cut allows enough room for my chest without sacrificing showing too much skin. Super flattering style and the most comfortable shirt

Karen sewalot
The kind of top big boobs were made for!

This top looks absolutely cracking on big boobs! It was super easy to sew up and the fit was spot on straight out of the packet. Really pleased and thinking of hacking into a dress with the Cashmerette club Gilmore skirt next. Fabulous pattern quality as usual.

Zoe G

Not only straight forward to make but also fits - hurrah! I even managed to grade between sizes successfully thanks to the cashmerette online guide. I will be making a few more now!