Nora sweater or tshirt - sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

NORA TOP - DIGITAL

Regular price £11.50

WHIP UP THIS TOP IN AN AFTERNOON!

Fill your wardrobe with quick and easy Nora tops. This modern style sweater or t-shirt has a boxy, oversized shape with drop shoulders and wide sleeves. Incredibly versatile, make it in a variety of fabrics – from jersey to sweater knits – to see you through the year in style.

Choose from slouchy high neck or narrow neckband; short, elbow-length or extra-long sleeves; with longline hem or cropped and stepped deep hem with side splits. Once you make one, you’ll be hooked!

Fancy making it as a cardigan too? Grab the Nora top + cardigan PDF bundle!

Nora includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

DIGITAL PATTERN - You’ll receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download PDF files of the pattern and instructions, which you can print at home on either A4 or US Letter paper or print at a copy shop using the A0 file. Please read the information about digital pattern delivery before downloading. You will need Adobe Reader to print the pattern to the correct scale - you can download Adobe Reader for free. Alternatively you can order a gorgeous printed pattern to arrive in the post.

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginners

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS Light- to medium-weight knit fabric with at least 10% crosswise stretch, such as jersey, interlock, ponte, sweater knits or stretch velvet. TIP: Buy a bit extra and pre-wash it to allow for shrinkage before cutting. Why not check out our handpicked fabrics that include stunning sweater knits?

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric - Short sleeve round neck vn: 1.1m (1¼yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 1.9m (2 1/8 yd) x 115cm (45in)
    Elbow-length sleeve round neck vn: 1.3m (1½yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 2m (2¼yd) x 115cm (45in)
    Long sleeve high neck vn: 1.5m (1 5/8yd) x 150cm (60in) OR 2.5m (2 ¾yd) x 115cm (45in)
  • Optional: 0.3m (3/8yd) ribbing for narrow neckband (or use same fabric as above)
  • Matching thread
  • 0.3m (3/8yd) of 6-9mm (1/4in) satin ribbon, stay tape, clear elastic or strips of knit interfacing
  • Ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
  • Sewing machine and basic tools (a rotary cutter and mat are useful)
  • Optional: Overlocker (serger)

SIZES (Body measurements)

Pattern sizes below are not applicable to the maternity patterns.

PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in) 119.5cm (47in)
9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50) 117cm (46in) 101.5cm (40in) 124.5cm (49in)
10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52) 122cm (48in) 106.5cm (42in) 129.5cm (51in)

*Sizes 9 and 10 are included in the Dominique, Stevie, Indigo, Bobbi, Alexa and Jaimie sewing patterns and the Make It Simple book. We'll be adding these sizes to more patterns in the future, so watch this space!

Orders by post

*IMPORTANT NOTICE*

Good news for UK customers! We are now able to post out orders of printed patterns, books, fabric, kits. Hooray!

We will aim to get all orders packed and shipped within 7 working days.

We are using Royal Mail who are under extreme pressure during these exceptionally busy times. Please be aware that there may be a delay with Royal Mail during this period.  We very much appreciate your patience and understanding and ask that you don’t contact us about receiving your order until 10 working days after the order was placed.  

International Customers Royal Mail advises that the number of countries that they can access changes daily and to those that they can ship to they are reporting significant delays.  For this reason we have made the decision to temporarily place a pause on shipping international orders.

To the UK: To Europe: To North America: To the rest of the world:
1 pattern or bag or buckles £1.50 £4.50 £5.00 £5.50
2 patterns or bags £2.00 £6.00 £6.50 £7.00
3 or more patterns or bags £2.50 £7.50 £8.00 £8.50
1 book + 1-4 patterns or bags £3.00 £8.50 £9.00 £10.00
2 books £5.00 £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
Fabric
£3.00 £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
1 kit £5.00 £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
1 Eden kit £7.50 £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

Receiving digital patterns

Digital patterns are PDF files delivered to your email instantly, ready for you to print at home (or at the office – ssshhh!) on A4 or US Letter paper. You will also receive the copy shop A0 files for large format printing.

Full delivery + returns information

 


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