Laura flutter sleeve top – Free PDF sewing pattern

Laura flutter sleeve top free PDF sewing pattern download

The Laura ruffle sleeve top features a cascading ruffle sleeve detail that gives you an effortless chic vibe. It is simple and extremely versatile. It is modest enough to wear to work, but fun enough to wear on a day out!

Let’s have a look at the details of the Francoise puffed sleeve dress:

Laura flutter sleeve top free PDF sewing pattern download
The back yoke looks like a curved line, but it is just because of the fabric. The design is a straight line.
Laura flutter sleeve top free PDF sewing pattern download
Laura flutter sleeve top free PDF sewing pattern download

As usual, my pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL so you may find a suitable size for yourself. If you are not sure which size suits you, take a look at the measurement table before doing anything here: SIZE GUIDE.

The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.

My patterns are now made in both A4/Letter paper and A0 paper format so you can print at home or at any print shop!

For home printers, you can print this using your home printer and either A4 or Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!

Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit.


You will need

  • Fabric of your choice. This pattern is intended for woven fabric.
  • Light weight fusible interfacing (optional)
  • Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
  • Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
  • Printed pattern

How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.

Cutting instruction:

After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this:

Laura flutter sleeve top free PDF sewing pattern download

You will see that there are 2 sets of lines on each pattern piece. The inner lines are sewing line (and you sew along these lines), and the outer lines are cutting lines (you cut the fabric along these lines, remember the folding lines where you have to fold the fabric before cutting). The distance between sewing line and cutting line is seam allowance, and it varies from point to point. For example, the side seam allowance is about 1/2 inch (1.2cm), and seam allowance at hemline is 1 inch (2.5cm). This is the reason why I do not remove the sewing lines from the pattern. Please use it as a guide to know how much seam allowance you need to give at each seam.

The fabric will be cut into following pieces:

  • Front: cut 1 on the fold
  • Front Facing: cut 1 self fabric + 1 fusible interfacing (optional)
  • Back: cut 1 on the fold
  • Back Yoke: cut 2 on the fold
  • Sleeve: cut 2
  • Side inset: cut 2

Place the pattern pieces on the fabric, pin the pattern pieces to the fabric to secure them in place. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out the fabric pieces along the outer lines of the pattern. Take your time to ensure precise and clean cuts, as this will affect the fit and overall appearance of your garment.

Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats, draw marks etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.

Sewing instruction:

1. Serge/zig zag stitch the raw edge to prevent fabric from unraveling. If using knits you can skip this step, but serging will give the garment a professional look.

2. Apply fusible interfacing on the Front Facing piece. Transfer the marking on to the Front Facing.

3. Sew the Front Facing to the Front piece. This is a tutorial on How to sew a notched neckline.

4. Gather the fabric between the notches at the top edge of the Lower Back piece so that it will match the measurement of the bottom edge of the Back Yoke piece.

5. Lay two Back Yoke pieces right side facing, pin and sew the neckline, trim seam allowance, clip the curve and staystitch the seam allowance to one of the back piece (the piece that would be inside of the garment).

6. Turn the joined Back Yoke over, put the Lower Back piece in between two Back Yoke pieces, right side of the Lower Back piece facing right side of the Back Yoke piece that will be the outside of the garment (the two Back Yoke will form a “tube” and the Lower Back piece lies inside the “tube”). Pin and sew to attach the pieces together. Turn the fabric over, you will get the complete Back piece of the garment.

7. Gather the shoulder of the Front to match the shoulder of the Back (start gathering about 1 inch from the neckline).

8. Place Front and Back right side facing, matching the neckline seam. Pin and sew the shoulder seams.

9. Use a mini rolled hem or lettuce hem to finish the opening end of the Sleeve. Place the Sleeve and the main garment right side facing. Match the notches, pin and sew to attach the Sleeve to the garment.

10. Fold the top edge of the Side Inset and sew to make a hem. Place the Side Inset and the Front piece right side facing. Pin and sew to attach the Side Inset to the Front piece. Repeat with both sides.

11. Place the Front (with the attached Side Inset) and Back right side facing, sew the side seams.

12. Hem the garment.

And here is the download link:



To download just click on the link above and choose “Save link as”. The PDF file will be downloaded to your device.

Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns or tag me on Instagram #tianasclosetsewingpatterns, I will be thrilled to see the garment in real life!

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