Dawn Crop Top FREE PDF Sewing Pattern
Sometimes it’s the simple things that deliver the most, and I think the Dawn Button-Up Crop Top delivers on all fronts. It’s an easy make, ideal for beginners. yet offers a look far more versatile and stylish than the simple pattern implies – plus there’s a video tutorial to take you through every stage of sewing step-by-step!
Pretty and feminine with a flattering V-neck, button front and tie design, the cropped style makes this is a great top to wear with high waist skirts and trousers, and it’s become my go-to partner for denim shorts. A blouse without the flounce, there are so many ways to wear this top, and you can really make it your own with your fabric choice. Go girly with florals or choose plain colours for a more minimalist utility look. Just make sure you stick to lightweight fabrics – linen, lightweight cottons, cotton lawn, cotton voiles, broderie, double gauze and viscose blends are all ideal.
If you are new to sewing and making your own clothes, don’t let the buttons on this cropped blouse top put you off. They fasten with little looped hoops which I guide you through step-by step in the video tutorial, and they give a really cute detail to the overall look. Also, the short sleeves are drop shoulder meaning you don’t have to tackle set-in sleeves but still achieve a great finish to the design.
The best things in life are free, and this free pattern is a great way to make your own super-versatile top if you are still learning techniques and building confidence – and it is also a quick-to-stitch addition to your dressing if you’re already a sewing machine queen.
For a cute co-ord two-piece outfit, try making matching shorts using my Heather Shorts Sewing Pattern.
Dawn: Button up, front tie crop top
Sizes: 8 – 18
Sewing Level: Beginner – there are video demonstrations linked in the instructions
Printing: A4/Letter and AO Printable Sewing Pattern.
– This is a layered pattern
*** This is a layered pattern and comes with a version suitable for projectors.
Fabric Suggestions: Just make sure you stick to lightweight fabrics – linen, lightweight cottons, cotton lawn, cotton voiles, broderie, double gauze and viscose blends are all ideal. 140cm wide fabric = 150cm
Interfacing: I have used both a weft interfacing and a woven interfacing. My preference is the Birch woven medium fusible interfacing as it drapes better. 90cm wide = 80cm
Buttons: 4 x 18 – 20mm buttons
Bias Binding: 9mm x 180cm double fold bias tape. You can make this using the 18mm bias binding tool.