Lou Box Top by Sew DIY

A loose, boxy top with a bias-bound neckline, three hem options, two neckline options and the option to add a pocket.

Pattern: Lou Box Top
Designer: Sew DIY
Categories: Blouses
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Chiffon, Rayon, Georgette, Lawn, Voile, Jersey
required fabric: 1 to 15/8 yards
Sizes: XXS - XXL
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.00
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.00


Sew DIY's first sewing pattern, the Lou Box Top, is a simple top geared toward the beginner sewist. This box shaped top features a bias bound neckline and both hem and neckline options. Plus, add a pocket or button loop back closure for some visual interest. Sew your Lou Box Top in a flowy chiffon and pair it with skinny jeans and heels for dinner at your favorite restaurant.

Pattern Previews

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Lou Box Top by Sew DIY Pattern Preview 3 | Indiesew.com

Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 3
Total Number of Pages: 52
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)


Fabric Required (yards)

Main Fabric (44" Wide)1 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/8
Main Fabric (54" Wide)11 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/2
Main Fabric (60" Wide)111111 1/21 1/2

Recommended Fabrics

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Buttons

Additional Notes

This PDF sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

I love this pattern. There will only be more.

When they say "box," they DO mean BOX! Unflattering even in a fabric with a lot of drape and good hand. Not a fan of this pattern. If you are very busty or weight-challenged on either end of the spectrum, this may be fine as it hides too-too-thin or a bit on the larger size, maybe you'd enjoy the boxiness. I didn't.

The pattern was very easy to cut out and follow. The PDF seemed well produced and I liked how the upper body and hem options are mix and match.

This is a fun pattern and at my blog I have a tip for adding elastic to the neckline, just a bit keeps the neck close to the body.