Itch to Stitch - Kathryn Top & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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This top or dress can be casual or more formal depending on the fabric used. When made with a cotton jersey or interlock fabric, the top can be paired with your favourite shorts or jeans for a great weekend outfit. When made with a slinky knit, Kathryn can be your go-to dress for a night out.

The pleats around the neckline provide interest to an otherwise simple garment. The pattern has an empire-waist seam and is also shaped at the natural waist. The extended shoulder line covers your upper arms with no separate sleeve to sew. The upper front is lined, and the A-line skirt of the dress version ends at the knee.


  • Available sizes in UK 2-24. Bust from 79cm (31") to 117cm (46"), Waist from 65cm (26") to 103cm (40"), and Hip from 85cm (33") to 112cm (48").

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Recommended Fabric: Primary fabric: Use light to medium-light weight knit fabric with 60%-100% two-way or four-way stretch. Jersey, interlock and French terry are great choices. If you use fabric with less stretch, you may choose a larger size. Conversely, if you use fabric with more stretch, you may choose a smaller size. The same fabric is used to line the upper front. However, if your knit fabric is on the heavier side, you may choose to line the upper front with a lighter weight knit fabric. Jersey and tricot are great choices.

Facing fabric: A front neckline facing is used to support the pleats. This facing uses a stable woven fabric. Quilting cotton, lightweight twill, muslin and lightweight broadcloth are great choices. Do not use a loose-weave woven or a fabric that tends to expand such as linen. Do not use knit fabric.

Pattern Format: This is a PDF pattern. Included in your download is an A4 file for at home printing, an A0 File for Copy Shop Printing, Projector files and detailed instruction files. 


  • Lightweight woven or weft insertion fusible interfacing
  • 7″ (18 cm) of woven single-fold bias tape
  • 7″ (18 cm) of bias fusible tape or bi-stretch interfacing.

PDF Patterns
This product is a PDF pattern which means you are purchasing a digital file/s. Upon completion of your order you will be able to directly download your pattern files. Included in your download is an A4 file for at home printing, an A0 File for Copy Shop Printing and detailed instruction files. All files supplied are subject to copyright and are available only for your own sewing projects and not to be used for any commercial purposes.