Vikisews Tally Bustier Top



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Buy the Tally Bustier Top sewing pattern from Vikisews. Tally is a close-fitting bustier top with straps. The front and back feature many princess seams with topstitched channels. The front has an angled hem. Tally is fully lined and fastens with a centre back open-end zipper. Tally is above-waist length.

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

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). Includes all sizes for 5’5″ height (option 2 in the size chart). 


– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). Your selected size will include all 4 height options. What is a PDF?

If you would like to order a printed A0 copy shop pattern, please complete your PDF purchase, then upload the A0 file for your chosen height here. For example, to print size 46 in height 4, upload the A0 file labelled ’46-4′. Note for designs with linings, you may need to upload two A0 files (one for the garment, and one for the lining)What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Heavy satin, denim, atlas, double knits, cotton suiting, wool, silk. Choose woven fabrics with the following properties:

  • Medium and heavy weight, structured, non-stretch or with very little stretch
  • The fibre content can include natural fibres (wool, cotton), blends (wool + polyester, cotton + polyester, etc.) and synthetic (polyester, polyester + elastane)

For the lining fabric, artificial fibres (viscose), blends (viscose + elastane, viscose + polyester) and synthetic (polyester, polyester + elastane) are recommended. The lining should have some stretch.

The top in the photos is made with heavy suiting satin. This fabric is structured and has a little stretch. The fibre content is a blend of 95% cotton + 5% elastane. The lining is 95% viscose + 5% elastane.

Fabric requirements: When purchasing fabric, buy 5% more than required to account for shrinkage.

Main: 140 cm wide fabric, with a directional print: 0.52 – 0.6 m.

Lining: 140 cm wide fabric: 0.42 – 0.46 m.

Sizing: 34 – 46 (approx. UK 6 – 14/16, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements. This pattern only includes up to size 46 (even though additional sizes appear on the size chart).

Vikisews patterns are designed for a B/C cup.

The PDF pattern includes 4 height options (PAPER pattern includes height 2 only):

Height 1 = 154 – 160 cm (5’1″ – 5’3″)
Height 2 = 162 – 168 cm (5’4″ – 5’6″)
Height 3 = 170 – 176 cm (5’7″ – 5’9″)
Height 4 = 178 – 184 cm (5’10” – 6′1″)

Model Larisa: Height 172 cm / Bust 85 cm / Waist 64 cm / Hips 93 cm. Larisa is wearing size 36 in height 3.


– Fusible woven interfacing, 140 cm wide, 55 cm
– One 20 cm long open-end zipper with metal teeth
– Seam tape fusible interfacing, 1 cm wide, cut along the selvedge and stitched, 3 – 4 m
– Matching thread

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (8-10 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (9-10 pages); plotter pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet) // Layers: No // Projector file: No.

Note: The PDF pattern includes all 4 height options. Before cutting, please double check you are using the correct option for your height. For example, to make size 46 in height 4, choose the files labelled ’46-4′.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level



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

Pattern format

PAPER All Sizes Height 2, PDF Size 34 All Heights, PDF Size 36 All Heights, PDF Size 38 All Heights, PDF Size 40 All Heights, PDF Size 42 All Heights, PDF Size 44 All Heights, PDF Size 46 All Heights

PDF Printing

8-10 pages

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