Coram Top and Dress by Allie Olson

A boxy woven top or dress with cuffed raglan sleeves and shoulder and bust darts for shaping.

Pattern: Coram Top and Dress
Designer: Allie Olson
Categories: Tees, Knee Length Dresses
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Rayon, Crêpe de Chine, Georgette, Tencel
required fabric: 11/2 to 31/2
Sizes: 0 - 18
Paper Sewing Pattern$18.00
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The Coram Top and Dress is a loose-fitting raglan ideal for woven fabrics with drape. This design features bust and shoulder darts for shaping. Sleeve cuffs offer a clean finish and a curved, dolphin hem provides visual interest. View A (top) features a hi-low hem, while the hem of View B (dress) is even from front to back. This pattern is well suited for the beginner sewist.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 4
Total Number of Pages: 42
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust32333435363738 1/24041 1/243 1/2
Waist26272829303132 1/23435 1/237 1/2
Hips35363738394041 1/24344 1/246 1/2

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust39404142434445 1/24748 1/250 1/2
Waist37 1/238 1/239 1/240 1/241 1/242 1/24445 1/24749
Hips39404142434445 1/24748 1/250 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

View A (54" Wide)1 1/21 1/21 1/21 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/4222
View A (45" Wide)2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 3/42 3/42 3/4333
View B (54" Wide)2 1/22 1/22 1/22 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/43 1/23 1/23 1/2
View B (45" Wide)3333 1/43 1/43 1/43 1/43 1/23 1/23 1/2

Recommended Fabrics

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Additional Notes

This pattern includes all pattern pieces and instructions with illustrations.

I love this pattern because it fits great and has a lot of versatility. I have tried a lot of other woven t-shirt patterns but can't seem to find one that isn't too tight in the shoulders and sleeves.

Great classic pattern!

This is the basic woven top pattern I've been waiting for! Love the shoulder darts. You will love this.

This is a very straight-forward sew, with no tricky parts!

Bust darts in the final pattern are perfect for my mature bustline. If you don't typically need to lower darts you may find the darts need to be a bit higher on this pattern.

Great pattern. Fun to sew. The vents/side slits (as designed) end up hitting me about 3 inches about my natural waist. I typically wear tanks under most of my tops anyway, but you would need a rather high waisted pant or to lower the slit if that is a concern.

This is a great pattern! I made the dress version but shortened it 1.5" to wear as a tunic. The top would make a great basic for any wardrobe.

I love it and I'm so happy I tried out the flat felled seams! Definitely doing it like that from now on for this pattern. Highly recommend basting in the neckband first before sewing it in, but other than that it's perfect!

Great pattern! It's definitely beginner friendly, and it has great details and finishes.