Clementine is a top and dress pattern designed for knit fabrics. It features princess seams which follow the curves of the body. The top version offers a more tailored look than a basic t-shirt, while still being incredibly comfy and easy to wear. The dress version finishes just above the knee, and flares out below the waist into a swishy, full skirt. It also features the option of in-seam pockets. Choose from a versatile scoop neck, or a stylish high cowl neck for a subtle touch of elegance. The sleeve also comes in three different lengths. Despite its extra details, Clementine is still an easy sew and a great introduction to working with knit fabrics. Sew Clementine for everyday style, or break out your fancy fabric for a stylish evening look!
What you get:
This product is a digital download and includes printable PDFs of the pattern in both A0 (for large format printing at copy shops), and A4/US Letter size (for printing at home).
Included with the pattern is a fully illustrated instruction booklet with step by step directions to achieving sewing success.
- Your PDF files are layered! You can choose to print only the sizes you need.
- To make things extra easy and save paper, there are two size files to choose from; size 28 to 40, and size 36 to 48 (there is an overlap of 2 sizes to make it easy for you to grade between sizes). You will receive both of these size sets with your download.
-Find all our tips, tutorials, and hacks for Clementine here.
Light to medium-weight knit fabrics with at least 10% horizontal stretch. Both two-way stretch and four-way stretch fabrics are suitable. For the cowl variation, fabrics with a soft drape are ideal. Merino, cotton, and rayon blends are all recommended. If you wish to sew the in-seam pockets, avoid thin or very drapey fabrics. This pattern is not suitable for stripes.
A small amount of lightweight fusible interfacing. You may use pre-made fusible tape, or cut your own (1cm/3/8” wide).
Below are the maximum requirements for the length of fabric needed. These are calculated using the longest sleeve and the cowl neck view. Allow extra fabric for directional prints. Because knit fabric doesn’t generally come narrower than 140cm/55” wide, only one width is shown in the chart.
Clementine uses standard techniques for sewing knit garments. Each step of the way you will be guided by thorough illustrations and explanations, making this a great pattern for learning along the way. The princess seams and the cowl neck view are added details that make this an ideal project for adventurous beginners and above.
Available in sizes 28 - 48.
Our model wears a size 34.
Forget-me-not patterns are designed around an averagely curvy figure with a B-cup bust and a height of 5’6” (168cm). Clementine is designed with negative ease in the bust for a fitted silhouette.
See our sizing page for our sizing charts and additional information.