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!
SEWING LEVEL: Beginner
SIZING: 12 to 28, 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: 13 pages (6.8 MB)
Print at Home Pattern pieces: 48 pages (1.1 MB)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages (0.9 MB)
This pattern is fantastic basic. It has the perfect amount of ease right out of the packet. It is very hack-able, I have already made a version with different sleeves and hem. It is worth it for an excellent basic bodice pattern.
I love the pattern. I am 69 yo and a plus size. I lengthens the blouse by 3 inches and the sleeves about 4 inches. The only problem is in the back of the sleeve. I need to decrease the fabric I am looking forward to using more of your patterns.
love this pattern. I've made two, and have another planned. This time in linen. I will extend the sleeves to 3/4 length for winter.
My first Montrose top turned out wonderfully, thanks to the very clear and simple directions! I also really appreciate the sewalong blog posts - I'm a visual learner when it comes to sewing.