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Non-Zero Waste 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

Difficulty Level:

Advanced Beginner 

Notions Required: 

  • 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
  • Pins
  • OPTIONAL: edgestitch foot, walking foot

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. 

You will receive the following files via PDF format:

  • 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

If you are in need of specific projector files please email with your order number.

You will receive your digital downloads via email upon payment of the product. Files expire after 3 downloads, please be sure to save your files accordingly

Adjustments, Tutorials and Expansions for this pattern:

Narrow Shoulder Adjustment

Elastic Neckline Tutorial

Button Down Hack 

Open Front / Tie Front Hack 

Fabric Waste Rating: 

★ ★ ★

3 Stars - this pattern has an average amount of waste which can be turned into alternate scrap projects or can be lessened by changing the cutting layout.

Model Credit: 

@gyasti - pink linen Photinia top

@mybodymodel - forest green Photinia top


This design remains the sole property of Fibr & Cloth Studio. Rights do not transfer upon receiving the downloaded files. Commercial use of this pattern is prohibited.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews

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

Kaylee Allen
Fun as a beginner

As someone just dabbling in hand sewing, along with the handbook on hand stitching, I’ve enjoyed working through this slowly. When I had questions with potentially obvious answers, the owner was quick to respond via email to clarify some specifics that were puzzling to me. Overall, very satisfied, though not quite finished sewing. Highly recommend to adventurous beginners.

Fonda Sanchez
A sewing dream

I loved testing the Photinia for F&C! It is such a straightforward pattern with lovely gather details. I appreciate that this is an inclusive size pattern as well. I love how flowy and billowy the dress can be when worn and also versatile throughout the seasons. Alexis creates some very superb patterns! Highly recommend!

Romy-Krystal Cutler
Mum stole it

I absolutely loved making this dress and really enjoyed the end result only to have my mother steal it from my wardrobe. So in case you're wondering how great it is that should tell you! Can't wait to make many more using the hacks. :)

Such a good pattern

My Photinia dress is one of the most worn garments I've made - it's a quick sew with great instructions, and the design is so versatile. I can wear it on a casual day at work, or add accessories and wear it to dinner or date night. Love that there are so many options with it, too!