Petal Top Pattern

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 Petal Top Nursing Sewing Pattern by Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

The Petal Top Pattern is made for those who crave fashionable clothing but long to be comfortable when wearing it!! You will love how this design looks and how the choice of fabric can take it from casual to dressy!  It is a quick sewing project and I am sure like my testers, you will find yourself making many to fill your closet.  The nursing front scoop panel under the petals allows easy and discrete nursing for breastfeeding moms.   

These are digital PDF Sewing Patterns.  They are NOT paper pattern that you would receive in the mail.  You will be able to download this pattern(s) immediately after purchase from your account or from the order email.  For more information on what a PDF Sewing Pattern is and how to use one CLICK HERE.


This PDF sewing pattern comes in sizes XXS - 5XL. This pattern was drafted for our Curvy Fit Size Chart that is drafted for the height of 5’5”/165.10 cm. The instructions include steps for adjusting the pattern for height differences if needed.

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Fabric Recommendation:

This top is designed to be made using knit fabrics with a 4-way, 50% stretch. 

 Petal Top Fabric Requirements Chart


Tank, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, and long sleeve options

Petal style

Front panel under petals has scoop neckline for easy nursing access

No trim pattern pages for quick and easy assembly

Layers printing feature is included for this pattern for your convenience. 

What's Included:

Pattern pieces for all parts

Projector File with Layers

A0 Print Shop Pattern Pieces Option

Fabric Requirements Chart

Size Chart

Tips and Notes


Table of contents

Pattern Piece Diagram

Printing Instructions

Supply List

Step-by-step instructions.  Each step has a color photo for visual aid.

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This pattern is copy written.

You may use this pattern to create and sell dresses of your own. Giving credit to the pattern when selling would be appreciated, but not required.

You may not edit or recreate this pattern to sell.

You can not distribute this pattern to others.

You may not mass produce this pattern or clothing made using it.

I want you to love what you make and have fun making it. 











These are digital PDF Sewing Patterns. They are not paper patterns that you would receive in the mail. You will be able to download your pattern(s) immediately after purchase. They will also be available in your account to download any time. For more information on what a PDF Sewing Pattern is and how to use one, click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 67 reviews
Conita Fader
D-I-L - first grandchild

Turned out super cute and comfy for my daughter=in-law's first pregnancy. Used super stretchy fabric for the undershirt so she can breastfeed. May make her a sleeveless version for summer!

Susan Carter
Pretty shirt!

Bless my heart, I chose stripes! But it worked out beautifully.

Alixandra Diaz

Turned out great! First time I've ever finished a pattern before receiving the email to review it!

Amy McGarry
Great pattern!

Loved making this top! It comes out so cute and flattering!!

Debbie Weller
Petal top

My daughter-in-law loved it

Ruthie S.
Such a great sew

I was hesitant on sewing up the Petal Top with the upside down crossover but it was easier than I thought it would be. Since I'm 37 weeks pregnant I based my size off my bust measurement and it turned out to be a good decision. It fits great even with my growing belly. I used a double brushed poly for the main fabric and a burnout jersey as the front panel. I love it so much!
However, I do have two complaints about the pattern. I really, really dislike working with a 1/4" seam allowance. I usually have to add the extra seam allowance when I'm tracing the pattern to at least have 3/8".
My other complaint is that the armscye is cut a little too curvy and makes the top bunch a little in a certain area. I've altered my pattern piece to fix it but I haven't made a second top yet but I will soon. My little complaints aren't enough to keep me from making several more Petal Tops or stop using Ellie and Mac patterns. I've been buying E&M patterns for years and will continue to do so but I do hope they give us more seam allowance in the future.

Celeste Thomas
petal top pattern

Awesome pattern. Excellent instructions!!!

Lynette Quinn
Petal top - with nursing access

Nice easy sew, good access for nursing.

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