PDF pattern available in sizes 12-32; printed pattern available in sizes 12-28. We will update the printed pattern to our new size range as soon as we can.
Elevate your style with the Montrose Top! This timeless pattern features two variations: View A is a scoop neck blouse with short sleeves and curved back yoke, while View B shows off lace fabrics with a jewel neck, elbow length sleeves, and keyhole back. And, there are standard or full bicep sleeve options for both. Whether you choose a delicate, embroidered tulle, or flirty floral voile, the Montrose Top is sure to be a hit!
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SEWING LEVEL: Beginner
SIZING: 12 to 28 (printed pattern), 12-32 (PDF pattern), in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H), and with two sleeve sizes (standard and full bicep). See Sizing Guide.
RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Light- to mid-weight woven opaque or sheer fabrics with good drape, like silk, lawn, voile or lace.
NOTIONS: Universal needle, hand sewing needle (view B), thread, store-bought light weight bias tape (optional), hook & eye closure or small button (view B).
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 as 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.
NOTE: There are separate files for each view and cup size so you only have to print what you need.
Instructions: 14 pages (3.9 MB)
Print at Home Pattern pieces: 48 pages (0.6 MB)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2-3 pages (0.4 MB)
The biggest issue I had was sticking the pages together before I made the top. The instructions were good. They were clear and there was plenty of diagrams. I made the top with no modifications and it fits fine. I will make more, since I went to all the trouble of printing and sticking together.
I love this pattern. I'm a beginner sewist and turned to this pattern after trying out a few straight-sized top patterns that just didn't work for my body (especially my I cup and otherwise size 10/12 top half), even with my novice attempts at an FBA. The Montrose pattern changed things. It validated one of my primary reasons for teaching myself to sew in the first place (to make clothes that actually fit my body), and I love that the pattern produces shirts that both fit well and show off gorgeous fabrics. I've made a bunch now (with various sleeve details, including petal sleeves which look great), and when I can't get bust sizing on other patterns to work for me, I just plunk the Montrose bust piece in and adapt the other pattern from there. I highly recommend this pattern (especially for beginner sewists), and I can't wait to make more. Thanks for making clear, thoughtful patterns that work for so many different bodies!
Another fabulous pattern that fit as it should.
Amazing pattern! I usually have to make many mods to get a pattern to fit. With this top all I had to do as a forward shoulder and lower the bust dart. Fits my curves nicely. Instructions easy to follow. Nice basic top.
Easy pattern to cut and sew, with a very good end result. Worth trying different options and materials. Perfect for hacking as well.