The Olivia – Girls Peasant Top sewing pattern for Newborn to 12 years

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 29 customer ratings
(29 customer reviews)


This PDF girls peasant top sewing pattern comes in sizes newborn to 12 years.

Pattern Details

Pattern Details

This PDF girls peasant top sewing pattern comes in sizes newborn to 12 years.

The gathered neckline and sleeves means the top will grow with your child easily. With ribbon detail on the hem and bow, you can vary it to create lots of different designs. You could also alter it with embroidery or applique for a different look. Plus there is now both a long and short sleeve version. Perfect for spring, summer, winter or fall!


With colour step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions it is suitable for every sewer from beginner to advanced. The sewing pattern can be printed as many times as you like so you can make a whole range of tops in different fabrics if you wish to.

All the seams are cleverly designed to be self-finishing. This means all the raw edges are neatly tucked away out of sight. No overlocking or serging required… and no fraying fabric for little hands to pick at!

The Olivia pattern comes in sizes newborn to 12 years… and is adorable on babies!


* The baby these photos is wearing a Ruffle Bum diaper cover. To get the complete look, click here to view and buy the Ruffle Bum pattern.

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Reviews (29)

29 reviews for The Olivia – Girls Peasant Top sewing pattern for Newborn to 12 years

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue Short (verified owner)

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

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashley Talbot (verified owner)

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

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Harris (verified owner)

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

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Hillman Riley (verified owner)

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

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronda Bowen (verified owner)

    Go for it.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ramona York (verified owner)

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

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jodie Hook (verified owner)

    Easy sew. Cute results.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lori Stillman (verified owner)

    It is a very quick cut and sew.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katie Susick (verified owner)

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

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emily Schimelfenyg

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

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What you'll need

Sewing level: Beginner

Sizes included: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years

Time required: approx 1 to 2 hours depending on your ability

Fabric requirements: 1/2 to 1 yard of fabric (cotton or knit), thread, 1 yard of elastic, 1-2 yards of ribbon to decorate

Tools required: sewing machine, pins, scissors, safety pin, ruler

The Small Print


Every pattern we make has been tried & tested first by our team, then by specially selected pre-testers, then by a group of up to 50 different sewers of different abilities, ages, sizes, shapes, body types, and experience levels.

We literally spend hours designing, testing and checking the pattern to make sure it works and the instructions are easy to follow. Hopefully you’ll love the end result as much as we do! But, if for any reason you don’t, please get in touch so we can help.


This pattern can be used to make beautiful little garments for personal use, or can be made in limited quantities to sell. You can only sell the finished product; you cannot sell the pattern or these instructions. We’d love you to include a credit to as the pattern designer when you make garments from the pattern to sell, but it’s up to you.


As soon as you have paid you will receive a link to download the pattern, so you can get started immediately if you like. Note, this is a digital, download-only pattern. You will not receive a physical copy in the post.