Ruffle sleeve top pattern

This pattern was made in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine for Issue 37 of the magazine.

Pattern is available for free download.

Garment details

The Ruffle Sleeve Top is a simple woven shirt with a v-neck, bust darts, elbow length sleeve with ruffle and a neck facing. It has a boxy fit and is the perfect piece to take you from day to evening. It slips over the head and therefore does not have a closure.


This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners and beyond.

By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in:

  • Sewing a facing

  • Sewing gathers

  • Setting in sleeves

  • Sewing french seams

Suggested Fabrics

The Ruffle Sleeve Top is compatible with a range of different fabrics. Consider using light to mid-weight fabrics such as: linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray.

For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk or viscose (rayon). Be careful if you are a beginner though, as these fabrics are a little trickier to sew. Softer fabrics will drape over the bust, while stiffer fabrics will create a more voluminous and structured silhouette. If using a sheer fabric, consider binding the neckline rather than using the facing, as the facing will show through.


  • Coordinating thread


The pattern is available in 10 sizes (A - J) and is nested, to make it easier for you to grade between sizes.

Digital product details

The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version is also included in the file.

Print at home pattern: 35 pages

Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages

The pattern includes embedded layers. This means that you can select only the size/s you would like to print.

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