Cake RiFF Bonny Knit Sailor Top Pattern


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Cake RiFF Bonny Knit Sailor Top Pattern

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Sewing Knowledge
  • Ability to follow written directions

Pattern Description:

RiFFs from Cake Patterns are thoughtfully drafted patterns with minimalist instructions and packaging- it's all about the drafting! Cake "grid-guides" for sizing uses logic and your own raw measurements at the front waist, full bust and hip measurements so each top will have a fully customized fit! RiFF patterns feature the same intuitive sizing and sewing as other Cake Patterns, without the extra instructions illustrations.

The Bonny Knit Sailor top features a perfectly proportioned sailor collar, cap sleeves, princess seams and a hem band. Use the optional ribbon and button placement guides for a ship-shape nautical inspired summer top. The flattering square neckline modernizes this classic design and makes it a flattering, unexpected choice for women. The collar is finished with a simple, light, durable method often found in RTW polo shirts.

Without the collar, the Bonny Top makes a great wardrobe basic- a neck binding piece and instructions for creating a plain Bonny are included in the pattern. The princess seams at the front allow for greater fit customization, making Bonny a thoroughly wearable and re-make-able top!

*****Note: this is an electronic pattern, available for immediate download. This is a full scale A0 size pattern to print, and also a tiled version suitable for home printing on a US or International printer. (25 pages of pattern, 5 pages covers/instructions)******

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 30-55" 76-139cm full bust
  • hip width easily customizable on pattern
  • length is easily customizable on pattern


  • ballpoint needles
  • jersey fabric- stable or with a touch of lycra is recommended

You Will Also Need:

  • 1/2" 12mm wide fusible stay tape
  • (6) 3/4" 36mm Buttons (optional)
  • 4-5 yd/m of 1/4" 5mm wide grosgrain ribbon (optional)
  • 2 yd/m fusible webbing tape for hem (optional but recommended)

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Cake Patterns strives to create sewable, wearable, re-make-able patterns for busy women. Always with pockets!

Cake Patterns sewing instructions are different- focused on providing a clear and stress-free sewing experience with detailed diagrams for visual learners and clear written instructions. is the online companion to the pattern, with printed links to tutorials to ...

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