Sew a stylish shift top
Orla is a semi-fitted shift top with delicate details offset by a modern exposed zip. Classic at first glance, a closer peek reveals a wealth of interesting design details to develop your sewing repertoire.
The bodice is shaped by curved French darts at the front, with contour and shoulder darts at the back for a great fit. The booty-shielding dipped hem is finished with a facing.
Choose from full length or cropped sleeves with a subtle pleat at the shoulder. Keep it understated with the plain neckline version, or add the adorable snowdrop collar.
"Just finishing my Orla top... I see why your patterns are so popular - it's fabulous, thank you so much!" - Angela
Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Orla includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
PRINTED PATTERN - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour instruction booklet.
SKILL LEVEL - Improvers
BONUS TUTORIALS - Get extra help sewing Orla from Tilly's sewalong!
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Lightweight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), cotton lawn, voile, dotted Swiss, silk or polyester crêpe de chine, lighter weight crêpe back satin.
- Fabric – 1.7m (1 7/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide for both versions
OR 2.5m (2 ¾ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for long sleeve version
OR 2.2m (2 3/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for cropped sleeve version
- Matching thread
- 18-20cm (7-8in) exposed zip with metal teeth (choose a striking colour if you want to make a statement!)
- 0.5m (20in) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
- Sewing machine and basic tools, including zip foot or adjustable zip foot
SIZES (body measurements)
|1||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|