Venado Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(6 customer reviews)

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The Venado Top is a casual knit top designed with both comfort and style in mind. Featuring a flattering V-neck neckline, a charming front placket adorned with buttons, and the elegant touch of a mini shawl collar, this top effortlessly combines casual charm with a touch of sophistication. With two sleeve options—long and short—this pattern offers flexibility to suit your style and the season. Whether you’re dressing for a casual Friday in the office or planning a leisurely picnic in the park, the Venado Top has you covered. Its versatility ensures it pairs seamlessly with any bottoms, making it a true workhorse in your wardrobe.

Venado Top Features:

  • Regular and full bust options for a customized fit (full bust with bust darts)
  • Long and short sleeve options to suit different preferences and seasons
  • Mini shawl collar integrated with a front placket and a button closure
  • Designed for light to medium-weight 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

Seam allowances

Included

Layers

Included

6 reviews for Venado Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Toony

    I love my Venado Top! The shawl collar is stinking cute and definitely takes a jersey top to the next level. The instructions are well-written and the illustrations are great for clarification. I’m not super comfortable with sewing knits but I am so happy with how this top has turned out. Thank you for a great pattern!

    For reference:
    I am 5’3″ and my measurements are 34-29-39. I blended the sizes from 4 (bust) to 8 (hip). I shortened the bodice by 1.5″ and the sleeves by 3″. The top sits at my full hip.

  2. Susan

    I chose this pattern because I like the collar. I haven’t made a shawl collar on a tee- shirt before, so it was a new and interesting experience. The making instructions were very clear with excellent diagrams. I finished the garment yesterday. looking forward to wearing it.

  3. Anonymous

    Instructions were very easy to follow and the finished top was perfect.

  4. Lynda

    Found the placket quite difficult but love the pattern

  5. Rosanne C.

    The design is a great way to make a polo shirt more elevated. Easy to follow instructions.

  6. Debbie

    Very nice comfortable top. Love it.

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Material

Primary Fabric Use light to medium-weight knit fabric with 50% horizontal stretch and good recovery, such as jersey, interlock and lightweight French terry.

Interfacing Use light-weight knit or tricot fusible interfacing.

Other Materials

  • Two (2) 9/16” or 15 mm buttons
  • 12” (30 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
Top with Long Sleeve
54″ Wide yard 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 5/8 1 5/8 1 5/8 2 1/8 2 1/8
135 cm Wide cm 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 190 190
Top with Short Sleeve
54″ Wide yard 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 3/8 1 3/8 1 3/8 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 3/4 1 3/4
135 cm Wide cm 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 140 140 140 160 160
Interfacing
All Options
20″ Wide yard 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8
50 cm Wide cm 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Primary Fabric
Top with Long Sleeve
54″ Wide yard 2 1/8 2 3/8 2 3/8 2 3/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2
135 cm Wide cm 190 220 220 220 220 220 220 230 230 230
Top with Short Sleeve
54″ Wide yard 1 3/4 1 7/8 1 7/8 1 7/8 2 2 2 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8
135 cm Wide cm 160 170 170 170 180 180 180 190 190 190
Interfacing
All Options
20″ Wide yard 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 3/4 3/4 3/4
50 cm Wide cm 50 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
Venado 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.