Itch to Stitch Chemainus Top

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Buy the Chemainus Top sewing pattern from Itch to Stitch. The Chemainus is a relaxed-fit woven top that radiates summer casual chic. It has bust darts, dolman style short sleeves, a partial front placket, centre front and centre back pleats, shoulder insets (a colour blocking opportunity!) and a shirttail hem. Use a solid colour fabric to make an understated Chemainus, or use a colourful, fun fabric that brightens up your day! There are options for A, B, C, D and DD cup sizes.

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). Choose A and B, C and D, or DD cup size. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Primary fabric: Use lightweight woven fabric with a soft or fluid drape and no stretch. Rayon challis, rayon twill, bamboo blend, lawn, voile, batiste and silky fabric are good choices. // Contrast fabric: Use lightweight woven fabric with no stretch. Rayon challis, rayon twill, bamboo blend, shirting, voile, batiste and silky fabric are good choices. You can use the same fabric as the primary fabric.

Fabric requirements: 54″ (135 cm) wide fabric: Primary fabric, 1 5/8 – 1 3/4 yd (150 – 160 cm) // Contrast fabric, 1/2 yd (40 – 50 cm).

Sizing: US 00 – 20 (approx. UK 8 – 20/22). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

A note from the designer about bust cup options: To determine your cup size, subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.

Notions: Very lightweight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing; five 1/2″ (12 mm) buttons.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (58 pages for all cup sizes – print only the cup size you need); A0 copy shop file. The layers feature allows you to select your size(s) before printing.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


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

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop A and B CUPS (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop C and D CUPS (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop DD CUP (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

58 pages (all cup sizes)

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