Gable Top

Jennifer Lauren Handmade

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Buy the Gable Top sewing pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade. With a classic 50s-inspired slash neckline, a long-line body for extra comfort and three different sleeve options, the Gable Top will become your new go-to knit top pattern.

Gable is perfect for wearing all year round – layered with dresses and cardigans on chilly mornings, or worn on its own with 3/4 skinny jeans or a high-waisted skirt à la Audrey in spring. Gable is a stylish weekend basic that can also be dressed up and added to your office outfit rotation.

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

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). Note the paper pattern only includes sizes 6 – 24 and one cup size (C cup).

– 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: This is a classic Breton top that you’ll make over and over again. Who doesn’t need another striped top in their lives?!

Suggested fabrics: Look for medium to heavy weight knit fabrics with good stretch across the grain. Knits should have 40% stretch with good recovery. View 3 sleeve cuffs can be made with the same fabric as the body or contrasting fabric.

Fabric requirements: Extra may be required for pattern matching and directional prints.

View 1: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Sizes 6 – 14, 1 m (1.09 yd) // Sizes 16 – 24, 1.1 m (1.2 yd) // Sizes 26 – 34, 1.75 m (1.91 yd).

View 2: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Sizes 6 – 14, 1.5 m (1.64 yd) // Sizes 16 – 24, 1.5 m (1.64 yd) // Sizes 26 – 34, 2 m (2.18 yd).

View 3: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Sizes 6 – 14, 1.25 m (1.36 yd) // Sizes 16 – 24, 1.25 m (1.36 yd) // Sizes 26 – 34, 1.75 m (1.91 yd) // Contrast cuff (all sizes), 0.75 m (0.82 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 24 with A/B and C/D cups or UK 16 – 34 with C/D and E/F cups. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Note: The size ranges have been drafted from different blocks. The new Curve block (sizes 16 – 34 with C – F cups) has a bit more built-in ease through the bust, waist and hip area. The bust tends to be a bit more shapely in the Curve block and the shoulders, depending on the style, will have a little more room in them. 

To determine your cup size, wear supportive undergarments, then keeping your tape measure level (make sure it is not dipping at the back), measure both your full bust (the widest part of your bust, all the way around) and your high bust (the upper part of your bust around and under the arm pits). Use the difference between these measurements to determine your approximate cup size: A cup = 1 cm (3/8″), B cup = 3 cm (1 1/4″), C cup = 5 cm (2″), D cup = 7.5 cm (3″), E cup = 10 cm (4″), F cup = 12.5 cm (4 7/8″). Then, to determine your bodice size, find your full bust measurement (or closest to) along your corresponding cup row on the size chart.

Notions: Matching thread; ballpoint or stretch sewing machine needle; 30 cm (11.5″) length of 1.5 cm (5/8″) wide stay tape (twill, ribbon, clear elastic, etc.) // Optional: 10 cm of decorative ribbon or lace.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (35 pages for sizes 6-24, 42 pages for sizes 16-34); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets for sizes 6-24, 2 sheets for sizes 16-34). This pattern has layers so you can print only the size(s) you need.

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Additional information

Fabric

Jersey / Knits / Scuba

Size

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, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58, UK 32 / US 28 / EU 60, UK 34 / US 30 / EU 62

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day, All day

Pattern format

PAPER (SIZES 6-24 / C CUP), PDF (SIZES 16-34 / C-F CUPS), PDF (SIZES 16-34 / C-F CUPS) + Printed copy shop (+£7.00), PDF (SIZES 6-24 / A-D CUPS), PDF (SIZES 6-24 / A-D CUPS) + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

35 pages (sizes 6-24), 42 pages (sizes 16-34)

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