Nora sweater or t-shirt - 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!

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 available with the Stevie and Indigo sewing patterns only*  

Orders by post

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

Christmas posting dates

We use Royal Mail to ship our orders and the last recommended posting dates to guarantee you receive your sewing goodies by Christmas are:

  • Australia, Middle and Far East (excluding Hong Kong and Singapore), New Zealand, and all other non-European destinations (excluding Canada, South Africa and USA): Saturday 5 October 2019
  • Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA: Saturday 12 October 2019
  • Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey: Saturday 2 November 2019
  • Western Europe: Saturday 16 November
  • UK: Wednesday 18 December
We will continue shipping orders as normal until the office closes so we can have a little time off to enjoy a mince pie or two. We will ship orders on Friday 20 December and will return to packing orders on Monday 6 January 2020! 

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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