Pattern #1838 The Across Top

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The Across Top Sewing Pattern

Difficulty 2/5

Difficulty Rating 2/5

An off the shoulder Bardot neckline raglan swing sweater with a crossover front.

View A has the front collar band sewn to the centre front neckline - optional full length or 3/4 sleeves. It is designed to stay up on the shoulders without the need for straps

View B centre front has a high scoop shape with a neckband: the front collar band is freehanging from the side of the sleeve and it has shoulder straps. Also available as full or 3/4 sleeves

This design is able to be made in many types of stretch knit medium to heavier weight jersey fabrics, but please ensure your fabric has excellent stretch (80-100%+ )for the best result.

Construction instructions are included.

A Sew-a-long video is available

All seam and hem allowances are included.

The pdf is a Multi-size pattern fitting XXS-3XL

Please see below for a detailed description.

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Downloadable Files Include:

The Across Top PDF Sewing Pattern

Style # 1838    Difficulty: - 2 / 5


An off the shoulder raglan swing sweater with a crossover front XXS-3XL

- Raglan Sleeves

- Cross Body Wide Collar

- Off the Shoulder

- Swing Fit Body

- Your choice of full length or 3/4 sleeves

- Optional Back Band

- View A collar is sewn to the centre front neckline so the top can be worn without straps

- View B has straps: a scoop neckline with a neckband finish, and the collar hangs free from the shoulders.

Fit Information:

The pattern is a multi-size pattern to fit the size range of XXS-3XL

It is designed for a firm fit at the shoulders, with a swing shape over the stomach and hips.

The fullness is controlled by the collar and back band, creating an empire line silhouette.

The back band is optional.

The size guide is included with the Information Sheet in the downloads when you purchase this pattern - you can also see a screenshot of this page in the images here

It is important you choose the size that fits your upper body correctly (shoulders and arms)


Designed for winter or transeasonal knits.

Please purchase a knit fabric - jersey - that has at very good stretch as the garment requires this to fit properly. A suggested stretch is 80% plus.

Please choose stable knits with good recovery. For looser knits/sweater knits View B will give better results

This is designed as a "loose" fit raglan. You may need to size down if you prefer a fitted look

The "Undershirt" Actual Bust measurement is: XXS-94cm-37": XS-97cm-38 3/16":S-100cm-39 3/8": M-106cm-41 3/4": L-112cm-44 1/16": XL-118cm-46 7/16": 2XL-125cm-49 3/16": 3XL-133cm-52 3/8". For full bust adjustments, as long as your bust is within this range, simply add width to the Collar Band and Back band only.


Hint: To keep off-shoulder garments in place - to make them stay off the shoulder, sew a short length of elastic on each side from underarm to the same underarm - this will still allow you to move your arms freely (including over your head) but when you put them down the "off-shoulder" will still be in the right place

Additional Information:

This is a professionally drafted fashion industry construction pattern, which I have made and graded to industry standard guidelines.

A Construction Sequence is included. This is written only. To help with construction a Sew-A-Long Video is included. It can be viewed as the last image on ths page or on my YouTube Channel

Available for purchase is a digital download, a pdf file able to be immediately printed to your home printer. Download the pattern after payment. Once purchased, the pattern will be in your account forever, and you can download it as many times as you want. Due to the nature of the product there are no refunds.

Print Options Included In Your Purchase:

- Print-at-home No Trim PDF - both a US Letter and A4 paper size format is included

- Print-at-home Trim PDF (sized to print on both US Letter or A4 paper)

- Print-at-Copy-Shop | A0 Size Print Format (33.1"x46.8" |841mmx1189mm)

- A0 Size Projector Only File - for those using projector technology

- Size Layers so you can print just the size you need

- Information includes a Specification Sheet, a Fabric Lay Plan and a written only Construction Sequence

It is printable in both US letter and A4 sizes. The pages are very easy to assemble, simply match the letters and numbers of the grid and tape or stick glue into position before cutting out.

Please ensure before you print that your printer settings are set to "DO NOT SCALE" (Print actual size)

Please print the page with the test square as a single print job before you send the full pdf document to the printer, with your printer settings on "do not scale". This will print a test size square which you can measure to ensure the pattern will print to the correct size. This square is 10cm (which is just short of 4 inches - 3 15/16")

These print in black ink with grainlines in red ink. You may prefer to change your print settings to "draft" to save ink.

You will need Adobe Reader to read the file and a printer to print out the pattern.

You may sell items made from this pattern. You may not sell, copy, or redistribute this pattern.

This is a PDF construction/sewing pattern. This is not a finished garment.

For more details please see the "More Information" tab or the Customer Service and FAQ page.

For help with pattern assembly you may find this YouTube video helpful

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Sew A Long Video - View A Collar 1:30, View B Collar 7:23, Back Band 9:40, View A Body 10:45, View B Body 17:40, Back Band 24:36, Side Seams 7:13, Hems 30:00, View B Straps 35:00

More Information
From The Collection Ladylike
Season Winter
Number of Pages

Layered Trim Pattern-32pgs

Layered A4 Pattern-28pgs

Layered US Letter Pattern-28pgs

Information 6 pgs

A0 Size Copy Shop Pages - 2 pgs

YouTube Sew A Long Video

Knit Or Woven Fabric Knit Fabric Used In Pattern
Fabric Pattern Types Plain, Floral, Spots, Stripes, Checks and Tartan
Fabric Choice Heavy Weight Knits, Ponte, Merino Knit Heavy
A0 Copy Shop File Included Yes
Projector Files Included - Layered Yes
Print Options Print At Home - Layered Trim File - US Letter and A4 Size, Print At Home - Layered No Trim File - choose either US Letter or A4, A0 Size - Layered Copy Shop File, A0 Size - Projector Only Files
Pattern Size XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Difficulty Intermediate - Confident Beginner
Garment Type Jumper / Sweater / Pullover, Top, Shirt / Blouse
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