£12.00 – £19.00
Buy the Gilbert Top sewing pattern from Helen’s Closet. The Gilbert Top is a button up shirt with a camp-style collar and a relaxed fit. View A has short sleeves and a tie-front. It is slightly cropped but still very comfortable with mid to high-rise bottoms. View B has long bell sleeves and a longer length, perfect for tucking into high-waisted pants. There is an optional breast pocket and both views feature a front facing for the button placket. The Gilbert Top has a beautiful back yoke and collar that is finished using the ‘burrito method’. This everyday top is ideal for all seasons and works for both professional and casual styling. Mix and match the views to get loads of great looks!
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 sizes 0 – 22/B cup or sizes 12 – 30/D cup. What is Copy Shop?
Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with no stretch such as linen, cotton (lawn, poplin, seersucker, double gauze, shirting), silk noil, cotton/linen blends or cotton/hemp blends. View B works best in drapier fabrics with fluid movement such as Tencel twill , silk crêpe, and rayon/viscose challis or poplin. View A works best in fabrics without an obvious right and wrong side because the wrong side of the tie may be visible when worn.
Fabric requirements: Please allow extra fabric for napped or directional prints.
View A (tie-front top with short sleeves): 57″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 1.3 – 2 yd (1.2 – 1.8 m) // 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 1.9 – 2.5 yd (1.7 – 2.3 m).
View B (longer top with long sleeves): 57″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 1.8 – 2.4 yd (1.6 – 2.2 m) // 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 2.4 – 3.2 yd (2.2 – 2.9 m).
Sizing: US 0 – 30 (approx. UK 6 – 30). This pattern includes two size options. There is a B-cup pattern for sizes 0 – 22 and a D-cup pattern for sizes 12 – 30. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.
Notions: Thread; shirt buttons (1/2″ or 1.3 cm diameter), 3 buttons for View A or 5 buttons for View B; lightweight fusible interfacing, 0.6 yd (60 cm) for View A or 0.8 yd (80 cm) for View B.
PDF pattern includes: This pattern is designed to print at home on A4 (8.3″ x 11.7″) or US letter (8.5″ x 11″) sized paper. A copy shop file is also provided (A0 – 33.1″ x 46.8″), as well as a comprehensive instruction booklet.
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Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen
Confident Beginner, Intermediate
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
PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 0 – 22/B CUP (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 12 – 30/D CUP (+£7.00)
31 pages (sizes 0 – 22), 35 pages (sizes 12 – 30)