PDF Sewing Pattern

Nova Dress + Top Pattern


The Nova Dress + Top
Shirred bodice (With detailed instructions on how to make shirring a breeze!)
Four sleeve options
Three length options
Three bodice style options

Pattern Features
• Clear written instructions
• Loads of pictures to guide you through each step
• All the beginner info you need to get started sewing (even if you’ve never sewn before)
• All measurements in both inches and centimeters

• Print at home file (for letter or A4 paper)
• Copy shop file (for A0 paper)
• Projector file
• All files have layered pattern pieces (learn how to print using layers here)


 US Letter Size US Number Size Bust Waist Hip
XS 0 - 2 34.5" 25" 35.5"
S 4 - 6 36.5" 27.5" 38"
M 8 - 10 38.5" 30" 40.5"
L 12 - 14 40.5" 33" 43"
XL 16 43" 36" 46"


18 45.5" 39" 48.5"


20 48" 41.5" 51"
2X 22 50.5" 44" 53.5"
3X 24 - 26 53" 46.5" 56"
4X 28 - 30 55.5" 49.5" 58.5"

Recommended Fabric: This pattern works best with lighter woven fabrics like voile, lawn, and double/single gauze. Those that know their machine shirrs well can use light-medium weight woven fabrics (up to 5 oz.) such as quilting cotton and washed linen.

Notions: elastic thread, 2.5 yards [ 2.3 meters ] of ¼” [ 6 mm ] wide elastic, 2 safety pins

Pattern Difficulty: Adventurous Beginner 4/10

Upon purchase, you will be sent an email with a link to download your pdf pattern. You can print it out on normal 8.5" x 11" or A4 printer paper, tape it together, and make yourself a lovely garment. It comes with thorough written instructions accompanied by a picture walkthrough and all the info you need to go from “What’s a sewing machine?” to “I can’t believe I made this”! I’m also happy to answer any questions you have as you sew!

What if I don’t have a printer or I don’t want to do all that taping?A lot of my patterns include Copy Shop and Projector files. (Patterns that include these file types will say so in the description.) You can print the Copy shop files as one (or two) big sheets of paper at your local print shop. Then you just cut out the pattern pieces like a traditional paper sewing pattern. There are also printers that will print and ship the copy shop version right to your door. Find a resource to find shops that do this in your country here.


If you purchase this pattern and find it too hard, you realize it's not what you wanted or you are dissatisfied with it in any way you can contact me within 30 days and receive a full refund.

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