Olivia – Children’s Boho Top Sewing Pattern

(56 customer reviews)

$8.50 (or 1 Credit)

  • A simply beautiful boho-styled top
  • Suitable for light-to-medium weight wovens or knits
  • Gathered neckline and optional sleeve gathering
  • 2 sleeve lengths
  • Optional bow and ribbon detailing
  • No fastenings
  • Easy to sew and even easier to wear
  • Perfect for beginner sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Children’s sizing newborn to 12 years
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Olivia, the childrens boho top sewing pattern, is a simple, but beautifully lovely sew. The gathered boat neck that sits between off-the-shoulder and a regular neckline is easy to pull on and off for quick dressing! Olivia is a traditional pillowcase-style top and is comfy and floaty around the body. Your fabric and sleeve options can take Olivia from a cool summer top to a transitional piece for spring and fall, and even a winter warmer.

Sweet bow and ribbon detailing make for a supremely lovely sew, sure to delight any little one. Plus there’s plenty of room for climbing trees, playing with dolls, and kicking balls too. You can even add patch pockets for a place to store treasures!

The Details:
Gallery –

See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester gallery on Facebook: The Olivia Top

Skill Level –


Sizes –

Pattern includes children’s newborn to 12 years. See the size chart in the gallery above.

Options –

Ribbon and bow detailing, optional gathered sleeve hem, 2 sleeve lengths

Fabrics –

This pattern is suitable for light-to-medium weight wovens and knits. 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.


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Reviews (56)

56 reviews for Olivia – Children’s Boho Top Sewing Pattern

  1. Isa (verified owner)

    It’s a nice simple pattern – once you’re used to it, you could make a few in a day, and they look super cute on. I preferred it without the elasticated sleeves. They look so cute and fluttery!

  2. Amanda Maese-Herron (verified owner)

    I would say this is a staple for anyone’s pattern collection. It could be easily modified and made with more than one type of fabric. Also, the size range is very nice. I loved that it was quick to cut and sew. Sometimes I need something for a special occasion but don’t have the time to cut out a pattern that has several pieces. This could also be a project for my 9 year old whom is learning to sew.

  3. Valerie Dufort (verified owner)

    I would say that it is a wardrobe staple that can be dress up or down, a great blank canvas with lots of embellishment possibilities, still very comfortable to play and move for our little one.

  4. Amber Rivera (verified owner)

    This is an easy, cute, out all day tunic that can be casual in knit or dressy in linen or taffeta.

  5. Sue Short (verified owner)

    It’s the cutest and a fast sew. Don’t miss out.

  6. Ashley Talbot (verified owner)

    Buy it now! It’s super quick and easy and I love the finishing.

  7. Sheri Oliveira (verified owner)

    The French seams! I am in love. I never realized how easy and beautiful it was to do. Definitely an awesome and easy pattern. Great for beginners and advanced sewers. I plan on making a lot more!

  8. Bec Munro (verified owner)

    I seriously enjoyed the whole pattern…but most particularly the french seam tutorial. I’ve never sewn French seams before (I may or may not have been a little scared of them…) but you explained it in an excellent way. I completely got it first time around, and can’t wait to do them on everything!! French seam ALL the projects!! ? I love how flattering this top is on my baby. 🙂 The steps are clear and the pattern pieces are well marked out 🙂 You are going to make SO many of these!! Buy it! Buy it now!!! 😀 You’ll be glad you did! Its a fast and uncomplicated sew ☺

  9. Sarah Harris (verified owner)

    A quick, easy and satisfying sew which will be a staple in every girl’s wardrobe.

  10. Bonnie Hillman Riley (verified owner)

    BUY IT!!! Make a lot, make them fun, make them different, and enjoy being creative.

  11. Sarah Field (verified owner)

    This pattern is a great sew for beginner or advanced and it is a classic that can be worn on a hot day or layered in the fall and winter months.

  12. Dorothy Hatfield (verified owner)

    Simple, easy to sew peasant style top perfect for beginners. I think the French seams on the sleeves are magical! I have never done them on sleeves and I am still in awe of how nice it looks.

  13. Ronda Bowen (verified owner)

    Go for it.

  14. Essence B Underwood (verified owner)

    It is such a quick sew and looks so cute and flattering! I love that this garment serves as a blank canvas of sorts and can be embellished in so many different ways.

  15. Ramona York (verified owner)

    Essential wardrobe piece. Versatile pattern due to the various fabrics and the sleeve options.

  16. Glenda Morrow (verified owner)

    BUY IT! This is a quick sew! You have multiple options of look with this blouse! You can lace it up for elegance or try flannel for the Fall season! Simple sew with such a boutique style!

  17. Rajyalaxmi Pradeep (verified owner)

    I recommend it to everyone. It is so easy to follow and make. The whole thing right from cutting to sewing was a breeze. I enjoyed the whole experience.

  18. Helen Wilson (verified owner)

    The pattern allows for so much creativity if inclined to do so. I found myself getting all kind of ideas but decided to stick to the pattern so that my embellishments didn’t detract from the pattern itself. It was a very easy pattern and fun to make. You can dress it up or keep it simple, depending on your tastes in style and what the occasion it’s going to be used.

  19. Miranda Blakely (verified owner)

    I LOVED how easy it was to whip up! It’s a very simple pattern that yeilds a very sophisticated look. It’s easy to understand, there are many different options, and is flippin’ ADORABLE!

  20. Jodie Hook (verified owner)

    Easy sew. Cute results.

  21. Mandy Gabbana (verified owner)

    A quick and easy cute top which you can either keep it simple or use the extra instructions to add details like bows and ribbons, easy for beginners and should be a staple in every girls cupboard.

  22. Kary Davis (verified owner)

    BUY IT! Easy, quick and the tips were helpful! It was well written and I love the outcome! My fav top pattern! It is a quick easy satisfying sew with great results! And you can add cute bows ribbon any trim really to add to the cuteness or just plain is cute too !:) Big bonus points you can use knit OR woven!

  23. Lori Stillman (verified owner)

    It is a very quick cut and sew.

  24. Katie Susick (verified owner)

    Great for a very beginner sewist. it will surely give you sewing confidence.

  25. Lieve Cox (verified owner)

    Buy it, it’s so easy and quick, you can make several in one evening. The sleeves were remarkably easy to sew.

  26. Kayla Mattinson (verified owner)

    It was so simple to follow, and the result was perfect. This top will definitely be a year round staple for us!!! The sleeve options were my favorite. I LOVE the sleeves. I made my daughters with no elastic, and they flare out perfectly. She loves sleeves like this, and LOVES these.

  27. Kelly Ballou (verified owner)

    This shirt is adorable and a quick sew with nice, professional results. I loved the French seams. It’s a nice detail.

  28. Dani Arthur

    Such a fast, simple and sweet design! It took me about half an hour to sew up. I managed to get it done while my 3 kids played outside! So sweet at a summer night for my little girl. I love the instructions for hidden seams given as well as quick sew options.

  29. Emily Schimelfenyg

    Easy to follow pattern and a quick sew. Super cute little girls dress!

  30. Tori Priest

    What a cute quick sew! I love that it cane be done in wovens or knits!!

  31. Becky Petty

    The Olivia Top is a breeze to sew up. Perfect for anyone starting their sewing journey. There are no closure, just elastic around the next and (optionally) sleeves. I think this is the perfect style to showcase all my pretty fabrics and love that it can be used for both knit and wovens!

  32. Lerinda Swan

    The Olivia is such an easy pattern to make. It only took me an hour from start to finish. I love how it can be a dressy garment or one for play. Would definitely recommend this pattern to everyone.

  33. Jen K

    This is such a quick sew allowing for some cute embellishments. It comes together in well under an hour and is a great comfy top for school, play and dress up.

  34. Emily Schimelfenyg

    A super adorable, fast and easy sew. I love that I can use knits and wovens and these small sizes are a great scrap buster.

  35. Ummul Masakin

    A must have pattern for everyone. Very quick and easy sew!

  36. Tara Marshall

    What a fun sew. Super fast and easy. I used a lightweight woven and chose to do French Seams following the instructions for French Seams included in the pattern instructions. It was so easy and my 4 year old absolutely loves it.

  37. Deirdre Moenk

    I love what a quick sew this is and the elastic neckline makes it easy for my daughter to dress herself.

  38. Jess Boaz-Head

    This is such a quick sew. It has a great boho look and is perfect for transitioning into fall.

  39. Ellen Valarida

    This is a super fast sew and so classic! I’ll be making more mommy and me styles soon 🙂

  40. Shelby Chubb

    Super quick and easy sew! It’s comfortable and easy for little ones to put on themselves. There are so many ways to customize this pattern to achieve many different looks. Love that it can be made with woven or knit, which will make it so versatile. A wardrobe staple for sure!

  41. Claudia Broos-Pauli

    Love this pattern, quick sew and great instructions. My little girl wants to wear it every day

  42. Chloe Chew

    This is indeed a very quick sew but the result came out so lovely! My daughter loves the fit and find it very comfortable. The style is simple but it looks gorgeous!

  43. Aradria Csercsevits

    Great beginner friendly pattern. It’s also a fast sewing project. I liked how there’s also alternative directions for using your serger.

  44. Lisa Lazenby

    I did the Olivia in a rayon spandex and love the way it drapes! The instructions are very clear and I’m very happy with the finished product. It was a quick sew definitely appropriate for any level sewist!

  45. Magda Rindmo

    A very fast and easy sew and with a fabulous result! Love it and will make more

  46. Kerry Wallman

    I loved this pattern! I love the different sleeve options and the wide range of sizes. This was a quick sew, and it was fun to use complimentary fabrics to create a unique look. I love that this is one of those patterns that will grow with her – right now it’s more tunic length, and she’ll be able to wear it for a while even as it gets shorter on her. Very versatile!

  47. Adriana Benitez

    This cute shirt sews up quickly and easily with easy to understand instructions. I also love that it can easily be hacked. Adorable, simple, easy, and great for using my stash!

  48. Malorie McClennon

    Quick and easy top. Perfect pattern for all of the great woven prints everyone has stashed in the cupboards. It also works with lighter jersey fabrics which makes it even more versatile. My daughter loves hers paired with some nice jeans or leggings.

  49. Tammy Fowler Foster

    The Olivia is a super simple pattern to make. This little dress sews up quickly and would make a perfect last minute baby shower gift, especially since it looks a lot like something you’d see in a boutique. I have seen it on older children, too, and it looks great on them, also.

    Without a doubt, I’d recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a unique dress that isn’t very difficult, but will make a great impression!

  50. Nadia Fovakis

    Olivia was a lovely sew which resulted in a floaty nice top that my daughter likes (yay!). The instructions were clear and easy to follow and the garment looks as good on the inside as the outside.

  51. Tracy Santander

    This top is such a quick sew. Perfect for a beginner.

  52. Maxyne Jacques

    I loved to sew this pattern. It’s perfect for beginners. The instructions are very detailed. There are many pictures to explain. The interior finish is impeccable and the fit is perfect! It’s a project that is realized in a short time.

  53. Amanda

    love this in knits!

  54. Jen Kolar

    This is an awesome pattern! Such a quick sew. I used an old shirt of my husbands which made it even faster. Love the comfy result. As always, instructions are clear with great photos.

  55. Bunky Bell

    Excellent pattern with versatility

  56. Kristen Wilson

    Love the Olivia-quick sew with cute results

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