Melrose Top and Dress

Itch to Stitch


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Buy the Melrose Top and Dress sewing pattern from Itch to Stitch. You can make a casual top or an elegant dress with the Melrose pattern. This relaxed-fit top or dress has a wide round neckline and dolman short sleeves, and it is the perfect blank canvas to showcase your pretty fabric. View A is a dress with an elastic waist and ample in-seam pockets. View B is a top with an elastic waist and gathered peplum. View C is a short, boxy top with a bottom band. The pattern includes A, B, C, D and DD cup options for a better fit.

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?

Suggested fabrics: Use lightweight to medium weight woven fabric with good drape. Rayon twill, chambray and linen are great choices. Lining for View A: Use lightweight, stable woven fabric such as cotton. The dress is not lined, but the lining is used for the pockets. If your fabric is lightweight, you can use your main fabric as lining too.

Fabric requirements: 135 cm (54″) wide fabric: View A,  1.8 – 2.8 m (2 – 3 1/8 yd) // View B, 1.4 – 1.9 m (1 1/2 – 2 yd) // View C, 1.2 – 1.8 m (1 3/8 – 2 yd).

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

Notions: View A: 41 cm (16″) of 1.25 cm (1/2″)-wide fusible stay tape (or cut your own on straight grain) // Views A and B: 1.5 cm (5/8″)-wide elastic as long as your waist.

PDF pattern includes: Digital pattern compatible with both US letter and A4 paper sizes; A0 (copy shop) file; step-by-step illustrated instructions. The print-at-home pattern is a layered PDF, so you can select your size before printing.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen

Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


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 (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

55 Pages

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