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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.
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:
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
regular sewing needle
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:
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
Copy Shop (A0)
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.
Sylvie WENDLING says
Merci pour le partage
You are welcome Sylvie!
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
I am so happy to know that you love the dress 🙂 Enjoy the pattern!
Lucy Caitlyn says
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
Thank you for sharing your story. I hope things get a bit better 🙂
Enjoy the pattern
Betty Ott says
Thank you for the pattern and the instructions. I look forward to making the top and maybe the dress also.
Thank you Betty for stopping by!
Thank you for the pattern and instructions, it will be a great time to sew the top 🙂
Thanks Sirkka 🙂
Diane S says
what is the height and bust cup you draft for, I have found PDF designers have their own standards
Thank you for your question. The bust height is 14.5 inches and the bust cup I draft for is B. Hope it helps 🙂
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
Thank you for downloading the pattern. I have updated the link on the pattern. The tutorial is the same you will use for the A-line top, so the link will direct you there:
AnnR Cyprus says
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
You can find the pattern and tutorial on the Red button at the end of the post.