St. Tropez – Ladies’ Swing Top Sewing Pattern

(33 customer reviews)

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  • Chic, comfortable, and versatile swing top and dress
  • Cut out detail in the back
  • Optional long sleeves and belt
  • Suitable for woven or knit fabrics
  • Perfect for beginner to intermediate sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Ladies’ sizes XXS to 5XL
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The St. Tropez Swing is a chic ladies swing top and dress sewing pattern with cut out detail in the back. Go for the sleeveless version for a great summer staple in light weight woven such as cotton, viscose, or chiffon. Or go for a medium weight knit for a stylish all-weather top you can layer. Super versatile and really flattering for all sizes. All the raw edges are hidden so the garment is as beautiful inside as it is out.

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester gallery on Facebook: St. Tropez

Skill Level – Beginner to intermediate

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


  • optional sleeves
  • optional belt
  • top or dress length

Fabrics – This pattern is suitable for different types of fabrics such as woven (cotton, viscose, chiffon) or medium weight knit. See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage.

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 (33)

33 reviews for St. Tropez – Ladies’ Swing Top Sewing Pattern

  1. Leanne Miller

    Give it a try you may be pleasantly surprised and follow the recommendations for fabric selection because it truly does make all the difference in the fit and finish. Very versatile given your fabric choice, from casual to formal. I believe that my top will be worn a lot, super cool and casual for summer (cannot wait to pack it for my next cruise) or dressed up for more formal wear. Chiffon awesome fabric to do that.

  2. Julie Lussier

    That kind of dress is well-fitting on all kind of bodies. The pattern is so well explained, with a lot a pictures! You need it!! 🙂

  3. Maria Luísa Santos

    There are so many small details that make this pattern attractive, the cut out back, the front pleat! Also top or dress length and sleeveless or long sleeve make it perfect for all seasons!

  4. Roberta Venutolo

    Go for it! You get a dress AND a shirt!

  5. Roxanne Deziel

    I would say that is a very easy pattern perfect for beginner. Easy to follow, you can do a lot of version.

  6. Andie Hiestand

    It is a great way to expand your skills, and the gathering on the back piece makes it a truly unique garment!

  7. Alaina Erickson

    Nice, relaxed fit with ample room for bust and waist.

  8. Cindy Parrett

    I like seeing the design on the back. It’s simple yet unique design.

  9. Yulia Shikhova Korinnyi

    Make sure you use fabric with a good drape/flow. It’s a beautiful pattern with interesting details. Don’t expect it to be tight fitting, it’s going to be loose, embrace it, it looks great!

  10. Marie-Claude Martel

    Use a very soft fabric if making the dress, it’s a better fit.

  11. Rebecca Holmes

    I would say it is a lovely pattern and pretty easy to sew up, but be selective in your fabric choice. The type of fabric used could make all the difference. The fabric suggestions in the pattern are right on though, so stick to those.

  12. Martina Ståhl

    I love the pattern! Will make several dresses and tops from this pattern. Also want to make some for my daughter

  13. Anusha Krishnamurthy

    Super quick to sew , pattern will suit most fabrics from knit to light weight woven. Will be making lots of this top . A wardrobe staple.

  14. Lim Boon Kuan

    I like how its a comfy swing top without excessively flared, such that i may look preggy. the swing is just nice!

  15. Gabz Jefferson

    This pattern is so cute. My favorite feature is the back side of this garment.. it looks complicated to sew but the instructions is as clear as crystal. I am happy that Rebecca Page made this sewing pattern.

  16. Magda Rindmo

    Nice pattern!

  17. Shelley Clark

    This is such a lovely pattern. Everything comes together quickly but with such great details. I can’t wait to make another one.

  18. Tori Priest

    This top came together quicker than I expected and delivered a nice, up scale top I can wear casually or dress it up!

  19. Allison Tierney

    I really enjoy the back cut-out on this shirt. It gives it a fun little edge.

  20. Cara Girven

    Such a fun pattern! Makes a lovely top perfect for dressing up or down in the warmer months. I love that you can use woven or knit for a completely different look. Great instructions, easy to sew.

  21. Naomi Cash

    I love the versatility of this shirt/dress. It can be formal for a night out, or casual for Sunday lunch. Sleeves for winter, or none for a hot summers day. It is truly amazing and you will not be disappointed!

  22. Jess Boaz-Head

    This is the perfect summer pattern. It’s a pretty quick sew and it yields beautiful results.

  23. Cordelia Henderson

    It was a quick sew and it’s a good wardrobe builder!

  24. Kelsey Jean

    I was intimidated, but the St. Tropez was easier than I thought it would be! The sandwiching of the yoke in the back piece was genius and created a very professional finish.

  25. Jennifer Lichak

    What a lovely top! Flattering and fun to make.

  26. An Staute

    Fun quick sew. A nice and fun item I’ll wear loads this summer

  27. Beth Barton

    This is a super cute pattern for a quick party dress. The deep pleat in the front bodice can make the silhouette a bit top-heavy, so I would highly recommend for pear-shaped ladies. Loved the cute peek-a-boo window in the back; a very simple closure for sewists who aren’t confident in their zippers yet.

  28. Meghan Rose Allen

    Nice flowy dress with lots of space. Pair with a belt and you’ve got a cute outfit. Easy to sew and a good way to get comfortable sewing with bias binding.

  29. Shaina O’Dell

    The St. Tropez is an elegant top/dress pattern with thorough instructions and professional finishing techniques that make it look great inside and out.

  30. Sequoia Bond

    I enjoyed making this dress for my mom. She loves it also. Easy to understand directions and great drafting.

  31. Sequoialynn Sews

    My first go with French Seams. They were well explained and easy to follow. Love the back cut out detailing.

  32. Sarah Brown (verified owner)

    I absolutely LOVE my St. Tropez top, it wasn’t too difficult to figure out And I plan to make more as soon as I can! Super comfy and well written pattern. There is a YouTube video that I consulted to help me figure out the way the facings were supposed to go on to the back. But I think now that I’ve done it once, I can do it again much more smoothly!

  33. Kelly stokes

    Gorgeous top! Once the gathering and bias binding are done this is a simple top. I love the details I this top (or dress!) though, so totally worth the effort

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