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Joanie Top Pattern

Original price was: $16.95.Current price is: $11.86.

The Joanie Top pattern features a camp collar or shawl collar, combining fun, 50s style with the comfort of a modern fit. Choose a classic placket cuff shirt sleeve or breezy short sleeves. With thoughtful details like a fully finished yoke, princess seams in the back, and two hem lengths, Joanie is a timeless closet staple.

This is a PDF sewing pattern, available to download immediately after purchase. (What is a PDF pattern?)

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A clean-lined and classic top, Joanie has a button front, cute breast pocket, and two collar options. Joanie is a perfect blank slate for a fabric that wants to take center stage, or as a classic compliment to some patched jeans or creative bottoms. 

View A has a camp collar and button front. The fit is semi-fitted, with front bust darts and back yoke and princess seams. The high-hip length hem, split at the side seam, is slightly shorter at the front than the back. The cuffed sleeves have an easy fit that allow for comfortable movement and a playful silhouette.
Line drawing of View A of the Joanie Top Sewing Pattern
Line drawing of View B of the Joanie Top Sewing Pattern
View B features a shawl collar and button front. The fit is semi-fitted, with front bust darts and back yoke and princess seams. The tunic length hem has a shirt-style curved edge and is slightly shorter at the front than the back. The long sleeves have a tower placket and cuff for a comfortable fit and easy styling options. 

This is a PDF sewing pattern, available to download immediately after purchase. (What is a PDF pattern?)

The Joanie Top sewing pattern includes pattern piece PDFs for printing at home or a print shop, in sizes 0-34. The print-at-home files can be printed on letter- or A4-size paper. The print-shop files can be printed on A0- or A1-size paper, easily available at almost all print shops.

The Joanie Top sewing pattern also includes a specialized projector file for those who have a sewing projector setup.

Your Measurements (Sizing Chart)

A more detailed sizing chart is included in the instructions.

Drafted for a height of 5’5” (165 cm).

In our photos, Meg is 5’3″ and wears a size 10, Ashley is 5’10” and wears a size 24, and Meredith is 5’4″ and wears a size 4.

Inches
Size0246810121416182022242628303234
Bust31323334353637.53940.542.544.546.548.550.552.554.556.558.5
Waist25262728293031.53334.536.538.540.542.544.546.548.550.552.5
Hip33.534.535.536.537.538.54041.543454749515355575961
Centimeters
Size0246810121416182022242628303234
Bust7981848689919498102107112117122127132137142147
Waist6466697174778184879398103108113118123128133
Hip858890939598102106109114120125130135140145150155

Finished Measurements

Inches
Size0246810121416182022242628303234
Bust34 1⁄435 1⁄436 1⁄437 1⁄438 1⁄439 1⁄440 3⁄442 1⁄443 3⁄445 3⁄447 3⁄449 3⁄4525456586062
Waist33 3⁄434 3⁄435 3⁄436 3⁄437 3⁄438 3⁄440 1⁄441 3⁄443 1⁄445 1⁄447 1⁄449 3⁄851 3⁄853 3⁄855 3⁄857 3⁄859 3⁄861 3⁄8
Hem View A38 5⁄839 5⁄840 5⁄841 5⁄842 5⁄843 5⁄844 5⁄846 5⁄847 5⁄849 5⁄852 1⁄854 1⁄456 1⁄458 1⁄460 1⁄462 1⁄464 1⁄466 1⁄4
HipView B42434445464748 1⁄25051 1⁄253 1⁄255 1⁄257 1⁄459 1⁄461 1⁄463 1⁄465 1⁄467 1⁄469 1⁄4
Bicep13 7⁄814 1⁄414 5⁄81515 1⁄215 7⁄816 3⁄816 7⁄817 1⁄417 7⁄818 1⁄219 1⁄220 1⁄820 5⁄821 3⁄82222 5⁄823 1⁄4
Sleeve Length, Short8 1⁄88 1⁄48 3⁄88 1⁄28 5⁄88 3⁄48 7⁄899 1⁄89 1⁄49 3⁄89 1⁄29 5⁄89 3⁄49 7⁄81010 1⁄810 1⁄4
Sleeve Length, Long26 3⁄826 1⁄226 5⁄826 3⁄426 7⁄82727 1⁄827 1⁄427 3⁄827 1⁄227 5⁄827 3⁄427 7⁄82828 1⁄828 1⁄428 3⁄828 1⁄2
Front Length, A19 7⁄820 3⁄820 1⁄220 3⁄421 1⁄821 1⁄221 3⁄422 1⁄822 3⁄822 3⁄4232323 3⁄823 3⁄42424 1⁄424 5⁄824 3⁄4
Front Length, B28 5⁄82929 1⁄429 1⁄23030 1⁄430 1⁄230 3⁄43131 3⁄831 3⁄43232 1⁄432 1⁄23333 1⁄433 5⁄834 1⁄8
Centimeters
Size0246810121416182022242628303234
Bust8789.59294.697.299.7103.5107.3111116.2121.3126.4132137.2142.2147.3152.4157.5
Waist85.788.390.893.39698.4102.2106110115120125.4130.5135.6140.7145.7150.8156
Hem View A98100.6103.2105.7108.3110.8113.3118.4121123132.4137.8143148153158163.2168.3
Hip
View B
106.7109.2111.8114.3116.8119.4123.2127130.8136141145.4150.5156.6160.7165.7170.8176
Bicep35.236.2373839.440.341.64343.845.44749.55152.454.35657.559
Sleeve Length, Short20.62121.321.62222.222.52323.223.523.82424.424.82525.425.726
Sleeve Length, Long6767.367.66868.368.66969.269.57070.270.570.87171.471.87272.4
Front Length, A50.551.85252.753.754.655.256.256.857.858.458.459.460.36161.662.563
Front Length, B72.773.774.37576.276.877.57878.779.780.681.38282.683.884.785.686.6

Fabric and materials recommendations

We recommend a light- to medium-weight woven fabric that has no stretch. The drape or hand of the fabric will impact the look of the final garment – softer fabrics will fall more gently, and more stable fabrics like linen and cotton will emphasize the sleeve and collar shaping. Some wonderful choices are chambray, viscose-linen slub, sand-washed linen or cotton, cotton ikat, or even silk noil.

For specific fabrics, you can shop EWE Fine Fiber’s curated fabrics for the Joanie Top pattern.

Fabric requirements

SIZES 0-24VIEW AVIEW B
54” (137 cm) WIDE1.7 yd (1.6 m)3 yd (2.75 m)
45” (115 cm) WIDE2.25 yd (2.1 m)3 yd (2.75 m)
SIZES 26-34 VIEW A VIEW B 
54” (137 cm) WIDE2.25 yd (2.1 m)3 yd (2.75 m)
45” (115 cm) WIDEnot wide enough*

 
* The sleeve is too wide for a folded cutting layout with 45″-wide fabric. If you have a 45”-wide fabric that you really want to make work, you’ll need 3.25 yd for View A and 4.5 yds for View B.

Other Materials

  • 1.5 yd (1.4 m) of lightweight fusible interfacing, either woven or non-woven. (An average width of interfacing is 20” (0.5 m).)
  •  Buttons, 1/2” (1.3 cm) in diameter. 4 or 5 buttons for View A, 8 to 10 buttons for View B.
  • Optional: Fray Check to seal buttonhole edges.

Joanie Top Pattern Resources

Check out the Sew Liberated blog for tips about fabrics and fit, as well as a hearty dose of inspiration.

You can get your pattern pieces printed and find a curated collection of fabrics and notions from our friends at EWE Fine Fibers.

Fabric Type

Woven

Format

PDF

Size Range

0-20, 0-24, 26-34

Skill Level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate

Garment Type

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