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Original Photinia Top & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

Original Photinia Top & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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This is NOT the Zero Waste version. Click HERE for the zero waste version of Photinia.

Bring some romance to your wardrobe with the Photinia Top & Dress!

The Photinia is a loose fitting, timeless and versatile top and dress featuring a gathered neckline and various sleeve options. Views 1 & 3 feature short sleeves with cuffs that can be folded up or left as is. Views 2 & 4 feature long sleeves that can be worn in a number of seasons. Both dress versions hit right at the knee and can be tied with optional ties to cinch the waist or left alone for a comfortable and easy look. Dress versions also feature inset pockets. 

The neckline can be gathered with a bias binding or elastic (suitable for beginners).

The pattern also features 3 additional views/sleeve variations including a gathered sleeve with cuff (shown on Gyasti in pink), an elasticized wrist (shown on Erica in the green) and a ruffle sleeve (shown on Rebecca in orange). 

Find more inspo on our Instagram hashtag #FCPhotinia and our Pinterest Board

Rights do not transfer upon receiving the downloaded files. Commercial use of this pattern is prohibited.


Adjustments, Tutorials and Expansions for this pattern:

Narrow Shoulder Adjustment

Elastic Neckline Tutorial

Button Down Hack 

Open Front / Tie Front Hack 


Model Credit: 

@gyasti - pink linen Photinia top

@mybodymodel - forest green Photinia top

Difficulty Level

Advanced Beginner

Fabric Requirements

Photinia is best sewn with the following fabrics:

Cottons; lawn, voile, gauze. Linens; light to medium weight.

Rayon/viscose; noil, poplins, twills.

Tencels; some twills.

Silks and satins

See yardage in photos.


For bias bound neckline - 4 inch wide pre-made bias tape (optional - instructions and pattern piece for making bias tape are included in the pattern)

For elastic neckline - 3/8" (.95cm) or 1/2" (1.3cm) wide elastic (for elastic neckline option)

Matching thread
Iron and ironing board
OPTIONAL: edgestitch foot, walking foot

Pattern Files

- Photinia Top & Dress Sewing Instructions
- Projector File
- US Letter Print at Home File
- US Copy Shop /A0 File

Pattern Pages to be printed:

A4/US Letter - 48
US Copy Shop/A0 - 3

FAQ (if applicable)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Chouette - French for 'great' :D

I do like your ZW patterns, they have added style elements that are to my taste.

brittani collins
10 out of 10

This was my first time having the patience to follow a pattern to sew a garment for myself. I’m SO glad I did. I did the view 2 top with gathered sleeve and cuff in an olive green double gauze. I didn’t cut the bottom of the top well but I don’t think it’s super obvious when worn. I JUST LOVE IT!! I can’t wait to do more renditions of this with a ruffled sleeve in a dress and different patterns and colors.

Still in the queue

It looks like a great top, so very cute but I haven't attempted to sew it yet. I expect it to be totally adorable.




i dislike PDF patterns as a whole --i'd rather have a paper pattern