Free Sewing Pattern: Pam Top

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I am glad to present a new free pattern made using Patternmaker USA.

20150918065645I was very pleased with the results of the software. It, not only, has given a more professional look to the patterns, but it has also speeded up the process by about 4 times!

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Pam Top:  This is the top version of the popular Pam Dress

The Pam Dress pattern has been such a popular PDF printable pattern on On the Cutting Floor’s Blog, that it was about time to create a top version of it.

The Top as well as the dress can be downloaded for free.

Pam 1

The top features:

A semi fitted, boat neck top with a high hip length.

It is a very easy top to make and it comes with 2 extra sewing tutorials to help you to make it:

Bias Binding 101

Blind Hem Tutorial

How to Make the Pam top : Please, check on the A-line top tutorial for the step by step instructions.  The Pam top pattern requires the same construction process than the A-line.


1 yard of medium weight cotton sateen or stretch cotton fabric

printed pattern

regular sewing needle

coordinating thread

1 yard of single folded bias tape

7” invisible zipper


The pattern covers sizes from 4 to 22. Please check on the chart below for size measurements





I used a medium weight, cotton sateen.

The pattern will work well with  light, medium weight woven.

Here are some examples of fabrics that will work wonderfully with this pattern:


Double Gauze




The pattern comes in letter, Copy Shop (A0) and A4 format.  The pages OVERLAP 1/4 inch.

Please notice that there might be small differences from printer to printer.

Remember to check the ”actual size” printing option:


Letter and A4

12 Pages

Copy Shop (A0)

1 page

This patterns comes with specific marks to put the pieces together:

The blue diamond the symbol to help you to put the pages together.   Each page has half of the diamond on each page.  When the pages are aligned correctly, it will form the full diamond

Here you will re-direct to my  shop to download the pattern for free.  The tutorial is added to the end of this post.  Enjoy!

Click on the button below to find the step by step tutorial and the graded pattern in three different formats.

Please notice that the pattern has not had seam allowance on it.


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By Daniela

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I am Daniela, the heart and soul at On the Cutting Floor. I love sewing, creating and challenging myself to make something better every time :)


  1. Thanks so much. I have just started sewing clothes and commercial patterns so $$$$$$$.
    I love my Pam dress. Now I have a top, too. Thanks again Pegeth

  2. Thank you for sharing your patterns. Currently I’m supporting my widowed BIL who is in hospital, financially +
    Once he’s on his feet again (8 weeks so far) I look forward to being able to make a contribution to your
    continued pattern making.
    In the meantime I appreciate your patterns in my respite from caring moments

  3. Thank you for the pattern and the instructions. I look forward to making the top and maybe the dress also.

  4. what is the height and bust cup you draft for, I have found PDF designers have their own standards

  5. thanks for the free sleeveless summer top pattern. where can I download the instructions? I click on the link but only the pattern prints with no instructions. I downloaded the converter, but no instructions are attached to it either. thanks for your help

  6. Hi and thanks or this fabulous Pam top pattern Id love to make the dress but cant seem to find either the pattern or the instructions?? I started to sew when I was 12 years old and my Mum was doing the weekly wash with a dolly tub and posher, she kept dashing backwards and forwards telling me how to lay out the pattern pieces, then to pin them then to use the electric sewing machine (1964) no zigzag sewing then!! tee hee I have had many happy years of sewing since although not so prolific in these latter years as patterns have become prohibitively expensive. My sewing machine is 35 years old and does zigzag and buttonholes so is my bestest friend and I love it – Jones 461 it even came with a twin needle which Ive still not had the courage to try out….. Cyprus is very very hot so am sewing up some 100% cotton dresses and tops and thought it’d be nice to use one of your patterns…………. can you help me with the dress pattern please? Many thanks x x x

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