Sylvie - Knit top (PDF pattern)

$13.00 USD

Sylvie is a top designed for knits. Explore drapey design features with cowl neck and flutter sleeve options. You also have the choice of more understated sleeveless and round neck views.
Sylvie features a front and back yoke. The front yoke has a ‘V’ style line, while the back is curved. Consider playing with complementary sheer or textured fabrics! The Sylvie top is thoroughly designed, with separate armscyes for the sleeved and sleeveless views, for an accurate fit. It also features separate construction methods for each, to make your sewing life easy!
Learn to sew a satisfying cowl neck or a classic band neckline finish. Sylvie is a great pattern to elevate your knit sewing!

If you want a lower neckline option, there is a scoop neck expansion available, which is also compatible with the Vera knit top (free pattern) and the Iris tee.

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), A4/US Letter size (for printing at home), and a projector file too!

Included with the pattern is a fully illustrated instruction booklet with step by step directions to achieving sewing success.

Special features:

- Your PDF files are layered! You can choose to print only the sizes you need.

- Yes, there is a projector file included with this pattern (and a separate file for the sleeveless and sleeve views to make it even easier!)

- Learn to sew a cowl neck and a classic round neck finish for knits, with step-by-step instructions and diagrams.  

Find all the extra inspiration and info on sewing this pattern at our Sylvie page. Here you will find our Sylvie sewalong to walk you through the process!

Check out customer makes on Instagram here.



Light to medium-weight knit fabrics with at least 15% horizontal stretch and good drape. Both two-way stretch and four-way stretch fabrics are suitable. Suggested fabrics include cotton jersey, viscose/rayon jersey, merino jersey, and silk jersey. 


A small amount of lightweight fusible interfacing: You may use pre-made fusible tape, or cut your own (1cm/3/8” wide).



Fabric requirements

The fabric requirements allow for directional prints. Allow extra fabric if lengthening the top or sleeves, or matching a large print.

See image slideshow for the fabric requirements charts.


Skill level

Sylvie is suitable for intermediate sewers, but confident beginners can sew this pattern too. For an easier sewing experience, pick a more stable knit and the round neck view. 


Available in sizes 28 - 52. 

Our model wears a size 34.

The navy sample is made in a viscose jersey with the cowl neck view, and flutter sleeve. It is styled with our Natalie gored skirt in black viscose twill.

The black sample is made in a cotton jersey knit in combination with a sheer stretch mesh, with the round neck, sleeveless view. It is styled with our Sabrina pencil skirt in black velvet.

The lilac sample is made in merino knit with the cowl neck, sleeveless view. It is styled with our Natalie gored skirt in cotton velveteen.

The grey sample is made in lightweight modal/linen blend jersey, with the round neck, sleeveless view. It is styled with our Natalie gored skirt in green viscose twill.

Forget-me-not patterns are designed for a height of 5’6” (168cm).

See our sizing page for our sizing charts and additional information.