Bronte Top

Jennifer Lauren Handmade


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Buy the Bronte Top sewing pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade, a vintage inspired jersey top with a flattering lapped shoulder and neckline detail. The back pattern piece sweeps over the shoulders creating a 40s style shrug sleeve that can then be left plain or decorated with buttons, ribbon, beads or other notions. Use a contrasting knit fabric for the binding or use the same fabric as the body.

Dress her up for the evening or spend a day with her in the garden. She comes together quickly, is a super stash buster and is suitable for both the warmer months in short sleeves and the cooler months in long sleeves.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

What we think: We love the neckline on this top. It’s perfect for those who want to make a wardrobe basic but with an interesting detail.

Suggested fabrics: Look for medium to heavy weight knit fabrics with 40% stretch and good recovery.

Fabric requirements: Extra fabric may be required to match stripes/plaids or other patterned fabrics. Also take into account that knit fabrics may shrink in the wash more than plain woven fabrics.

Variation 1: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Sizes 6-12, 1 m (1.09 yd) / Sizes 14-20, 1.2 m (1.3 yd).

Variation 2: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Sizes 6-12, 1.6 m (1.75 yd) / Sizes 14-20, 1.7 m (1.86 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 24. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Matching thread; ball point or stretch sewing machine needle; buttons or other decorative notions (optional).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

24 Pages

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