The Boatneck Top is a wardrobe basic that’s designed to be useful for all 12 months of the year. It’s the perfect piece to comfortably layer under knits in winter or wear on it’s own in warmer months. It is a simple piece to make which means it’s a great project for beginners.
Sizing: UK Sizes 4 - 28 (with PDF Layers)
Skill level: Suitable for beginners and early makers.
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This pattern is a fitted jersey piece and it should feel like a second skin. The neck line is high and wide (giving it its ‘boatneck’ name) and the rest of the garment is fitted, from the shoulders to the sleeves and body. The sleeves are slightly cropped to sit above the wrist and the body length sits just on the hips.
Construction techniques: Simple stretch stitch seams and a small amount of topstitching
Suitable fabrics: The Boatneck Top is a fitted jersey pattern which means it needs to be paired with a stretchy fabric. You can use a jersey with an elastane blend or a fabric knitted with plenty of stretch. For a wearable wardrobe basic we recommend using a lovely lightweight jersey in a fibre of your choice.
Fabric requirements: Our lay-plans are always done on a single layer of fabric to reduce wastage.
Materials list: Self Fabric (see above), 1 x spool of thread or 4 spools if you're using an overlocker
Pages to print:Instructions - 8, A4/US Letter - 30, A0 - 2
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How to print your pattern:
You have two options for printing out your pattern.
1. You can get it printed in A0 at a printing shop or sewing pattern company. Search for "sewing pattern printing company" to find a company that does this in your region.
2. Or you can print it yourself on a home printer in A4 or US Letter format and then tile the pages together using tape.
Using PDF layers:
All of our patterns come with PDF layers so you can select the sizes you want to view and print. To do this you’ll need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (this is free to download).
More details on printing, using PDF layers and general preparation tips can be found on the ‘Using Our Patterns’ document (download for free here). This document comes with all of our patterns.
Women's Body Measurements
Bust / Waist / Hip (based on standard UK measurements) - Measurements in cms