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Cake RiFF Bonny Knit Sailor Top

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Cake RiFF Bonny Knit Sailor Top
Cake RiFF Bonny Knit Sailor Top
Cake RiFF Bonny Knit Sailor Top
Cake RiFF Bonny Knit Sailor Top
Cake RiFF Bonny Knit Sailor Top
Cake RiFF Bonny Knit Sailor Top

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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