Algarve Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(16 customer reviews)

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Simple yet stylish! The Algarve Top is a knit top you’ll love wearing over and over. Made for soft, drapey fabrics, the Algarve features lovely gathers below the front yoke. Wear it tucked in or out—it’s versatile. With an easy-to-sew integrated sleeve, it gives you a polished finish effortlessly.

Algarve Top Features:

  • Regular and full bust options for a customized fit
  • Integrated short sleeves
  • Wide boat neck complemented by front and back yokes
  • Elegant gathers below front yoke
  • Designed for lightweight knit fabrics

Skill Level: Beginner+

Sizes: 00 – 40 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 40

Cup sizes

Regular + FBA

Skill level

Beginner+

Knit or woven

Knit

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Format

Digital download

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

16 reviews for Algarve Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Vicki

    The pattern was excellent and the instructions were basic. I had watched a video from Karina, so I understood, more clearly, what I needed to do. If I make it again, it will be of a heavier weight knit. The one I used was quite flimsy and difficult to keep in place while sewing.

  2. Mary

    Kennis is my favorite Indie designer… her attention to detail and awesome pattern drafting skills makes her fit consistent and designs very unique. I love this top pattern for its simplicity and fit.

  3. Juanita

    A very comfy and roomy top. I am working on a second top but trying a size smaller.

  4. Michele

    I love Itch to Stitch patterns – everything just *works*, no bits where you can’t figure out what the instructions mean and have to make it up. I made the Algarve in a woven – one size up – as well as in a viscose jersey, and both look great

  5. Karon

    This is a very quick easy make and super comfortable. Next make, I will reduce the fullness in the front because i am very small chested but I think people larger will need it as is.

  6. Gill

    Absolutely love this pattern – easy to sew and looks elegant

  7. Yvonne

    A lovely classic top which I am sure will become a staple piece in my summer wardrobe. Am planning several of these if I can find the right fabrics.

  8. Anonymous

    Everything fits so well- I love it!

  9. Anonymous

    Lovely pattern, easy to sew, realistic sizing.

  10. Brigetta

    Absolutely Love this top. It has only a few pieces to tape together and was quick and easy to sew. It will be so good for Summer in a few months’ time (southern hemisphere)

  11. Barbara

    For the most part, I like the pattern. It was easy to sew and looks exactly like the picture. I did find the sleeves a little too long for my preference and trimmed off about 3/4″ to make them more of a cap sleeve. Perhaps my only complaint was the measurements I took indicated I should use the full bust option, but it turned out WAY too big so I took the blouse apart and recut the front to the regular bust – much better.

  12. Kandace

    Love the style. Have only just gotten the pattern ready for cutting out. I would love it if you’d do more longer top patterns. High hip doesn’t work for my daughter and I and in her case I usually have to lengthen anywhere from 4 to 9 inches. I know it sounds crazy, but she’s that long in the torso even though she’s 5’5″. I’m only 5’1″ but I also tend to have to lengthen your patterns by and inch or two. Other than that they fit us great! I need to start making more of them. I have almost the entire catalog.

  13. Victoria

    The directions were well written and very easy to follow when sewing. This is definitely on my list to make again and again.

  14. Kimberly

    Every pattern I buy from you guys turns out great! Easy to use and I will continue to buy.

  15. M.Gail

    Love the loose fit for hot weather!

  16. Teresa

    I love it that your patterns look good on buxom full figured women like me

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Material

Primary Fabric Use a lightweight knit fabric such as rayon/viscose/bamboo jersey, lightweight French terry, double-brushed poly, or ITY, ensuring it has elastane or spandex for good recovery, and offers 50% horizontal and vertical stretch, with excellent drape.

Interfacing Use very lightweight knit or tricot fusible interfacing.

Other Materials

  • 30” (76 cm) of 1/2” (1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using light-weight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain)

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.

00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Primary Fabric
54″ Wide yard 1 1 1 1 1 7/8 1 7/8 1 7/8 2 2 2 2 2
135 cm Wide cm 90 90 90 90 160 160 160 180 180 180 180 180
Interfacing
40″ Wide yard 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 3/8 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
100 cm Wide cm 30 30 30 30 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Primary Fabric
54″ Wide yard 2 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8
135 cm Wide cm 180 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190
Interfacing
40″ Wide yard 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
100 cm Wide cm 40 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
Algarve Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: June 5th, 2024 by Kennis Wong
Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Regular Bust 3118
79
3212
82.5
3378
86
3514
89.5
3658
93
38
96.5
3938
100
4034
103.5
4218
107
4312
110.5
4478
114
4614
117.5
Full Bust 3418
86.5
3512
90
3678
93.5
3814
97
3958
100.5
41
104
4238
107.5
4334
111
4518
114.5
4612
118
4778
121.5
4914
125
Waist 2538
64.5
2634
68
2818
71.5
2912
75
3078
78.5
3214
82
3358
85.5
35
89
3638
92.5
3734
96
3918
99.5
4012
103
Hip 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
inch
cm
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Regular Bust 4758
121
49
124.5
5038
128
5134
131.5
5318
135
5412
138.5
5578
142
5714
145.5
5858
149
60
152.5
Full Bust 5058
128.5
52
132
5338
135.5
5434
139
5618
142.5
5712
146
5878
149.5
6014
153
6158
156.6
63
160
Waist 4178
106.5
4314
110
4458
113.5
46
117
4738
120.5
4834
124
5018
127.5
5112
131
5278
134.5
5414
138
Hip 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5314
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.5

How to choose your size

  1. Determine if you should use the regular bust front pieces or the full-bust front pieces—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 3″ (7.5 cm) or less, use regular bust; if it is more than 3" (7.5 cm), use full bust.

  2. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your bust (regular bust or full bust), choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.

  3. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.

  4. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.

  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.

  6. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.