Seafarer Top by Sew Much Ado

A relaxed, knit tee with a drop shoulder, optional sleeve and waist bands, and the option to add a pocket or lace embellishments.

Pattern: Seafarer Top
Designer: Sew Much Ado
Categories: Tees
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Jersey, Knit
required fabric: 1 to 23/8 yards
Sizes: XS - XXL
Digital Sewing Pattern$9.00
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Another quick sew with amazing results, the Seafarer Top by Sew Much Ado will be one sewing pattern you'll make again and again. This relaxed knit tee provides the option to add sleeve and waist bands and the option for a bound or topstitched neckline. Sew yours up in a breezy rayon jersey and add a front pocket in a contrasting fabric. Pair your Seafarer top with your favorite jeans and sandals for an effortless spring and summer look.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 28
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust33 1/235 1/237 1/239 1/24245
Waist25 1/227 1/229 1/231 1/23437
Hips35 1/237 1/239 1/241 1/24447

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Length (Banded)2828 3/828 5/828 7/829 1/829 3/8
Length (Hemmed)26 5/827 7/827 1/827 3/827 5/827 7/8

Fabric Required (yards)

Bodice1111 3/41 3/41 3/4
Waistband 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4
Armband 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4
Neckband 1/8 1/8 1/8 1/8 1/8 1/8

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Thread

Optional Supplies

  • Clear Elastic

Additional Notes

This 28-page PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with color photos.

It is a very easy pattern, good for someone whose sewing skills are a little rusty. Simple, and only a very few pieces, and many options. I miss a long sleeve option though.
The instructions are kind of clear, with clear pictures. Still, not really possible to follow to the detail, for absolute beginners, because some things are missing. For instance, I don't think the recommended 1/2 inch sewing allowance works well for all the seams. Also, the pattern does not explicitly mention that the sewing allowance is included, confusing for a European, used to working with patterns without sewing allowance included. Both are fine, but the pattern needs to tell. Also the pattern misses details like, for instance, trimming and clipping seam allowances.
But, not a big deal, most sewers already know these details, and there is lots of info on the internet about doing those things.

Simple and great for anyone new to knits.

Easy, quick sew with the serger

This is a great pattern. A speedy sew with fun options.

The instructions were clear and easy to follow with photos for every step.

I love it! Very simple to follow and looks great!

Love this pattern. Would recommend to all!