The Olivia Top – A Ladies’ Peasant Top Sewing Pattern

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 19 customer ratings
(19 customer reviews)

$10.50 (or 1 Credit)

  • A simply beautiful peasant-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
  • Ladies XXS to 5XL sizing
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Description

Olivia, the ladies peasant top sewing pattern, is a simple, but beautiful sew. Drafted with a gathered boat neck that sits between off-the-shoulder and a regular neckline, Olivia shows off your collar bones and neck, but still gives you a bit of extra coverage, resting gently around the décolleté.

The traditional pillowcase-style top is comfy, loose-fitting, and floaty around the body. Your fabric and sleeve options can take Olivia from a cool summer top (worn with denim cut-offs and sandals) to a transitional piece for spring and fall, and even a winter warmer.

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester gallery on our Facebook Page here.

Skill Level – Beginner

Sizes – Pattern includes ladies’ sizes XXS to 5XL. 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.

Reviews (19)

19 reviews for The Olivia Top – A Ladies’ Peasant Top Sewing Pattern

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anusha

    A definite must have . Simple and easy to sew.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jackie Henderson

    Lovely pattern that is great for new sewests as well as for experienced. Excellent to work on French Seaming. Cool summer blouse and a quick sew!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leanne Miller

    WOW do l love Olivia. Very on trend, perfect to be worn from casual to formal. Easy to follow instructions and drapes beautifully with soft draping fabric as per the instructions. Classic styling.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elise Vanaman

    This absolutely adorable top is a quick sew and looks AMAZING! It is cute with a little something extra that really makes it stand out.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keeley Jones

    This is a really great pattern and it came together quickly and easily! I love the fact that you can get drastically different looks just by choosing a different fabric base. Perfect for Summer and even transitioning to Autumn/Winter!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heather Gratton

    Such a great pattern! Extremely flattering. If you don’t know how to french seam, you will be an expert after making a few Olivias (as one is just not enough..) .

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Allison Tierney

    Love this as a staple in my closet. Such a quick and easy sew too!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sabrina Ropp

    This pattern was delightfully fast and easy, and the finished seams make it look so professional. With the various sleeve options, this pattern will be great year round for a super comfortable, classic look.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    An Staute

    Nice lose flowy top with which you can be creative! A quick easy sew 🙂

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kyra Delaney

    I love this pattern so much! It’s perfect to use the adorable quilting cotton you buy and don’t know what to do with. It’s also so comfy when making in a knit too. It’s a simple sew that walks you through French seams if you haven’t encountered them before along with adding elastic making the fit so much easier.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marie Biswell

    A quick fun top to make. No raw seams and it looks super cute on.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nadine Simard

    Quick and easy pattern. I love that this pattern is trendy!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kayla Kissane

    This is a must if you like loose and flowy and shirts! I made mine in ITY/DTY and it had fantastic flow. The instructions were very detailed and easy to follow.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristin Rohde

    Great pattern with easy to follow directions. I made mine out of a knit fabric, so it drapes beautifully and is very comfortable! I will definitely be making more!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Layni Van Hyning

    Olivia is such a quick and fun sew! I love how versatile it can be with using different fabrics and the addition of the sleeve elastics!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Boses

    Quick sew with lovely results. Great retro vibe and so versatile with all the fabric options!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debra Rigsby

    I loved how quick this shirt came together and it’s a woven pattern!! I can’t wait to make many more!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucy Lloyd

    Olivia is such a quick and easy sew- and is such a flattering item. I love that you can have sleeves without elastic so you get a bell sleeve effect! It is sure to be an all season staple with the different sleeve options!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karla Holmes

    I was hesitant to make this pattern because I have broad shoulders and am unsure if off shoulders looks good on me. But I was surprised how good it looked and made my shoulder look slimmer and sexier😉. Highly recommend it! Its quick, easy and fabulous!

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