The Linnéa top is a great wardrobe staple for any woman. Linnéa has a tight fit, with negative ease over bust, waist and hips.
Choose to sew the top with a jewel neckline, finished with a neckband, or a trendy mock turtleneck. Choose short, 3/4 sleeves or long sleeves.
Use our size guide to help you choose the correct size. Our tutorial also helps you make modifications to the pattern to fit your unique body shape and your preferences. One of the beauties of making your own clothes!
The Sewing instructions are also included as a PDF-file, 18 pages.
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Fabric: The pattern is designed for and tested in light to medium weight knit fabrics, such as jersey and college/french terry, with at least 40% stretch. Use the stretch guide in the pattern to evaluate your fabric.
The fabric requirement below is an estimation for 160 cm (63”) wide fabrics, not preshrunk. We recommend you to add 20 cm (8”) extra if you’re purchasing new fabric for this project.
Optional: to stabilise the shoulder seams, 6-10 mm wide clear elastic, or other firm elastic. Alternatively you can use a strip of light weight woven fabric, cut on the bias.
Sewing machine needle: Don’t forget to use the right needle for your fabric, for knit fabrics a stretch needle is usually recommended.
Other useful materials: Coordinating thread, fabric scissors, needles/clips, tape measure.
Choose a size based on your body measurements: bust, waist and hip width. The top’s length is not all the way down to the hip but almost. The pattern is designed for a woman who is 160-172 cm tall. If you’re taller or shorter you may need to lengthen/shorten the top (see Sewing Instructions).
B cup is assumed for all sizes. In the Sewing Instructions you can read about how to determine your cup size in sewing (not the same as bra size), and how to modify the pattern to fit your unique body.
There are no pattern hacks for Linnéa on our blog - yet!
However, don't miss our collection of pictures from the pattern test:
With the included Sewing Instructions you receive help from start to finish. It’s a solid and detailed description of each step in the making of this garment. It includes clear pictures, explanatory text and tips that will give the garment a professional look.
If you are new to some of the sewing techniques this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. Consider our patterns your sewing school.
The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. Measurements are provided in both the metric and imperial system.