The Chrissy Cross Over – A Ladies Cross Over Dress Sewing Pattern

(16 customer reviews)

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  • A beautiful and comfy cross over dress and top
  • Perfect for all body shapes and sizes – including maternity and nursing
  • Three sleeve options: short, three quarter, and long
  • Three length option: top, knee, and midi
  • Gathered or smooth skirt options
  • Optional cami for personal preference, nursing, or modesty
  • Optional binding, or fold over elastic (FOE) finishings for cami straps
  • No fastenings
  • Suitable for stretch knit fabrics
  • Perfect for beginner sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorials with step-by-step instructions
  • Ladies XXS to 5XL sizing
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This isn’t your regular kind of cross over dress sewing pattern! Just as magical as the Wrap Around Top, and with a few extra options thrown in, the Chrissy Cross Over, like most of the RP patterns, is all about comfort and style.

The cross over is a top AND a dress and the picture-perfect garment for pregnancy, nursing, and non-maternity wear. With the front pieces crossing just under the bust, and creating the “cross over” bit, a separate optional cami adds that extra bit of modesty for those who prefer it.

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester galleries on our Facebook page here: Chrissy Cross Over

Skill Level – Beginner

Sizes – Pattern includes ladies’ sizes XXS to 5XL. See the size chart in the gallery above.

Options – Three different sleeve lengths (short, three quarter, and long), three different lengths (top, knee, and midi), gathered or smooth sides, optional cami for personal preference, nursing, or modesty, and optional binding or fold over elastic (FOE) finishings for cami straps. Use the gathered front option for pregnancy.

Fabrics – Suitable for stretchy knit fabrics of any weight. You will achieve best results with a medium weight such as jersey, double brushed poly (DBP), cotton lycra (CL) and French terry. See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

Reviews (16)

16 reviews for The Chrissy Cross Over – A Ladies Cross Over Dress Sewing Pattern

  1. Tori Priest

    I can’t wait till I’m pregnant again just so I can make more of these tops!! But they also wear well just as is 😉

  2. Elise Vanaman

    I am in love with this top!!! It is flattering, adorable, and just perfect. I am excited to make many, many more!

  3. Alissa Lapinsky

    ALERT!!! There is finally a pattern for a cross over shirt for busty girls! I repeat, fellow busty ladies you officially have a shirt designed for YOU!! Wahoo! This shirt is the best fitting crossover I’ve ever tried on, let alone made. It’s also one of the easiest patterns to make! I knocked out my second shirt in an hour and fifteen minutes from cutting to finish. It fits like a dream, easy yo make, and has a million iterations….what more could you want?!

  4. Catherine Bost Saxe

    Loved this versatile pattern- great for pregnancy, postpartum, and nursing! Super comfy and flattering!

  5. Ruth Taylor

    Such a versatile pattern, so many options, fun to sew and a delight to wear. Smart enough to be dressed up to go out but comfortable enough to be dressed down for everyday.

  6. Erica Nemnich

    Love Love Love this pattern. Love that it can hide my post 3 baby tummy! See many more of these in my future

  7. Genevieve Lynne Grossmann

    This is a fun sew. I love the result of this top. Easy to wear with both pants and skirts.

  8. Katie

    I love this shirt! Easy to follow instructions as usual, and I love the end result – a totally feminine, beautifully fitted top!

  9. Amanda

    This is brilliant as a nursing top! Took me less than 2 hours to make, from print to hem, and love that it keeps me warm while nursing. The built in cami is awesome!

  10. Allison Tierney

    A very easy and flattering pattern! I love that it can be both a casual top and a nice dress.

  11. Emily Schimelfenyg

    An easy and relatively quick sew with beautiful results! I love the different options and the fact that it’s nursing and maternity friendly. It’s so nice to not have to hack a pattern for nursing access.

  12. Hannah Goulter

    This is a great easy maternity and breastfeeding friendly top, definitely a staple in the pregnancy wardrobe

  13. Claudia Broos-Pauli

    I love this pattern, easy sew and perfect fit! Perfect for new, busy moms (and all other woman)

  14. Hildur Gudmundsdottir

    Finally there is a cross over top that is not too revealing for us busty gals! I do not need to wear a top underneath and will not have to worry about it being to showy. Been wearing mine constantly since I finished it. It was a quick and easy sew and I see many more in my future.

  15. Vilma Roldan

    Love this dress! Comes together easily and very flattering!

  16. Brehan Adcock

    There are so many options for this dress, it’s amazing.
    The crossover can be ruched, not ruched, short / medium / long sleeves, different hem lengths. Given the style you can use different weights of fabric to create totally different dresses for each occasion. I used a 14 oz. black cotton lycra to make a mini with flat front for date night and a thin rayon spandex with great drape to make a dress for my Grandma’s memorial event.
    I was surprised by how easy the dress was, especially the top. I would say it’s great for an adventurous beginner. If you will follow instructions, don’t skip steps and understand a zigzag stitch – YOU CAN TOTALLY MAKE THIS.

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