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Dreaming of a pattern that is casual and chic? Look no further than the Dartmouth Top! This cross-over jersey top comes with two variations—a classic fixed wrap or modern ruched front—and features three sleeve lengths and a 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!
SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Mid-weight knit fabric, such as cotton or rayon jersey, with at least 50% stretch. Also suitable for light to mid-weight sweater knits.
NOTIONS: Ballpoint needle, thread, 18 inches (45 cm) of ¼" (6mm) woven elastic (not clear elastic).
Use the dropdown menu above to order either a Printed Pattern, which will be mailed to your address, or a PDF Pattern, which can be downloaded.
The PDF comes in three files (one for each bust size), so you only need to print your size. You'll receive files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs.
Instructions: 11 pages (3.4 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 46 pages (0.4 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 3 pages for A0, 3 pages for US - print 1 - 3 for view A, print 1 & 3 for view B (0.2 MB each)
I love the fit right out of the envelope! t
The directions are very easy to follow. I don't normally bother with notches, but I'm glad I did on this one. I made the version with no ruching, but Im glad that the ruching is only in the outer piece (less bulk)
I really like that there is a grid on the pattern pieces as well (to make any pattern adjustments easier)
I would have liked there to be layers and a chart for what pages to print for different pieces/versions.
This was my first time trying Cashmerette , but it won't be my last (i.e. the hype is totally deserved)
My second dartmouth top this time with 3/4 length sleeves vey flattering for my big tummy hides it well
This was an easy pattern to follow. My first time sewing stretch fabric. Pleased with result
Great pattern. Looks nice. Fits well
This pattern has given variable results for me depending on the fabric. I've made three so far. Thick jersey with some spandex: fits fine. Viscose micro-rib: completely unwearable, too big. Thin viscose-blend jersey with some spandex: a little too big, wearable only with an undershirt. Anyway, when it works it looks great, and the pattern goes together well. Like many knit patterns it's just not very adaptable to different fabrics.