Fred — Linen Knotted Crop Top Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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This new sewing pattern is really easy to make and would make a lovely addition to your wardrobe. Use the adjustable ties to create a flirty bow in the back. The cut is just plunge-y enough to feel sexy without feeling too exposed. And the best part is that it is fully lined, with no apparent seams. Pair it with high-waisted jeans or skirts.

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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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Customer Questions and Answers

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Mari profile image Beautiful top

I downloaded this pattern and made a size 2 with no adjustments. I like the top but will make others with some adjustments on the shoulders, length and maybe rather than knots maybe a button.

Mari • August 25, 2023
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Cute but...

It is cute but the size 0 required a lot of alterations to get it to fit properly around the arms and bust. Made it more of a boat neck though and I love it and will be making it again in different colors.

Alexis • April 25, 2023
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Perfect with a slight change

I love this top! Have now made it in three colours, and am working on one for a friend. It's fully reversible which I love. Based on another review, I made the shoulders narrower and the v neck about 2 inches lower. Love it! I made matching culottes and shorts to go with one of the tops.

Meghan • February 20, 2022
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Ashley profile image Great Beginner Pattern

If you're plus-sized and don't like a tight fit, you might want to adjust and widen the V-neck and arm homes. Other than that, this pattern is perfect for summer. A great pattern to start learning the basics of sewing. You can even make it into a reversible piece and use two different colored linens.

Ashley • March 28, 2021
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A little gem!

I absolutely love the contrast of the boxy, modest front and flowing, playful back. The high V neck gives a distinctive look and the the ties in the back are perfect. Very comfortable to wear & move about in and it's quick & easy to make, the tutorial has clear instructions. Thank you!!!

Anno • June 20, 2019

Beautiful top! I made this top with no adjustments. I used the cotton print and I lined the inside with a light linen both fabrics were purchased from the fabric store! Moving forward I will make some adjustments to the shoulders, v neck and maybe rather than a knot I will add a large button. I used a very Lacey bra with crisscross strap for interesting back. I received lots of compliments on the top.

Mari • August 25, 2023

Front view of my Fred Top

Mari • August 25, 2023

Here is my version with slightly lower neck and narrower shoulders. The culottes are just an extended version of the Jules Pleated shorts.

Meghan • February 20, 2022

I'm usually between a US 14/16 in store clothing but sized up for this pattern and used the 16-18 template. It fit perfectly. I used a stiffer secondhand fabric so it kept it shape really well. Definitely beginner-friendly and great for summer time!

Ashley • March 28, 2021

I made a size 4-6. Just perfect!

Anno • June 20, 2019
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