ballet top DELPY + dress | PDF sewing pattern
ballet top DELPY | organic cotton | sustainable sewing
ballet dress DELPY | organic cotton | sustainable sewing
ballet top DELPY | organic cotton | sustainable sewing
ballet dress DELPY | organic cotton | sustainable sewing
ballet top DELPY | organic cotton | sustainable sewing
ballet dress DELPY | organic cotton | sustainable sewing
ballet top DELPY | organic cotton | sustainable sewing

ballet top DELPY + dress | PDF sewing pattern

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Ballet top DELPY is inspired in equal parts by Julie Delpy's character, Celine, in the film Before Sunrise and the ballet leotards I wore as a child. A simple basic with a flattering touch of elegance, ballet top or dress DELPY will become a versatile staple in your capsule wardrobe perfect on a warm summer day, or as a light layering piece under a cashmere cardigan on cooler days.

DELPY is an easy-to-wear camisole top that is fitted in the bust and looser around the waist and hips. As a dress, it loosely graces over your hips and has a unique rounded corner and slit. DELPY has a bust gather and thin straps with three options of back views, including a scoop back (view A), straight straps (view B) and cross straps (view C), allowing you to customize your top or dress to fit your own personal style.

ballet top dress DELPY line drawings

This pattern was drafted for a B/C cup and approx. 168 cm or 5ft.6". The instructions are for a standard sewing machine and include detailed instruction on creating French Seams.

This is a computer drafted, print and cut PDF pattern, printable in black/white or color. The A0/copyshop file is included in your purchase. The pattern includes all sizes, but the size views can be easily toggled on or off in order to print only the size you want to make. Step-by-step, illustrated instructions are included for standard sewing machine and provide extensive detail.

ballet top + dress DELPY sizing table

Light-weight wovens, such as double gauze, cotton lawn, rayon or linen. It would also be lovely in satin, silk or velvet! The DELPY pattern can easily be adapted to knits by simply dropping a full or partial size, depending upon the stretch content.

ballet top + dress DELPY fabric requirements

Coordinating thread

Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Erin Scudder
Maybe just not right for me?

I've tried this pattern twice now but just can't seem to get it right - size 7 is too big and gapes under the arms, but size 6 is so tight I can barely get it on over my head. The underarms are very high, and I just couldn't make head or tail of the strap instructions - I ended up just doing a simple topstitch. I think in order to make this garment fit (on me at least!) it would either need to have a zipper or be made in a stretchy fabric.

Carolyn lee
Ballet top - lovely

Excellent pattern! I am still working on the top but it is very well explained and the pattern was really nicely done. I am making it in linen so I think I maybe should have made it a bit bigger since there is no stretch to my fabric and no zipper or opening. I want to also make the dress. I will likely buy more patterns in the future.

Angela Armstrong
Love this pattern

Thank you for developing such modern well fitting patterns with great instructions. I made the top in a purple linen and it looks and feels wonderful. I will be making the dress next. I love your style - relaxed, resort-like and stylish.

Lovely in linen

I loved making this blouse! The strap variations give you incredible variety. I used a yarn dyed linen that was not quite opaque and the facing makes this 100% wearable with or without a bra. The instructions were detailed & a great reminder for me on how to make french seams. I loved it so much I can't wait to make the dress too; though I will likely have to combined sizes to make the dress fit my hips. Can't wait to make more! This is a wardrobe stable for sure.

Caroline Bishop
Lovely dress

I loved making this dress. It's a beautiful fit, especially over the back and neckline. I used a double gauze which I found a bit tricky to work with and some of the steps were quite fiddly - I had never done a gather in that way and I think if I made this again I would do it a different way. I'm quite tall so I extended the dress on the pattern pieces - a bit too much in the end as it ended up longer than I wanted so I had to shorten the hem which reduced the slit/curve. But I will definitely make this again now I know what I'm doing! I think image 3B in the instructions is wrong? It shows the pins down the long side when the instruction asks you to work on the shorter (curved) side. But all in all a great pattern.