Alana button front top free PDF sewing pattern

Alana button front top – Free PDF sewing pattern

The Alana button front top is part of a set with the Alana button front skirt. It features statement collar, puffed sleeve and a cropped length. Wear it with the Alana skirt or with just any bottom piece that you have, it is chic and versatile!

Let’s have a closer look at this design:

Alana button front top free PDF sewing pattern
Alana button front top free PDF sewing pattern
Alana button front top free PDF sewing pattern
Alana button front top free PDF sewing pattern
Alana button front top free PDF sewing pattern
Alana button front top free PDF sewing pattern

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. I was informed by a reader that you can also print the pdf as image to get the right scale, however I never tested it on my computer.


You will need

  • Fabric of your choice. This pattern is intended for woven fabric.
  • 5 buttons
  • Light weight fusible interfacing
  • Some bias strip for back neckline finish
  • 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:

Alana button front top free PDF sewing pattern

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 2
  • Back: cut 1 on the fold
  • Sleeve: cut 2
  • Collar: cut 2 self fabric + 1 fusible interfacing
  • Front Facing: cut 2 self fabric + 2 fusible interfacing
  • Bias strip for neckline finish

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. Apply fusible interfacing to corresponding pieces.

2. Fold and sew the bust darts on Front pieces.

3. Place the Front and Back pieces right side facing. Pin and sew the shoulder and side seams.

4. Place two Collar pieces right side facing. Pin and sew around the outer edge of the Collar. If you want to add decorative trim, put it in between two pieces before sewing. Trim the seam allowance, clip the corners and curves. The interfaced side will be the under collar (not shown when worn).

5. Place the Collar facing right side of main garment, the under collar facing right side of main garment. Pin the Collar to the main garment. Place Front Facing on top of the Collar, right side facing right side of main garment. Pin to secure all pieces together. Sew the neckline and front seams.

6. Trim the seam allowance, clip the curves and corners, turn the Front Facing out, staystitch the seam allowance to the Front Facing piece. Use bias binding to cover the back neckline seam.

7. Gather the cap of the sleeve to match the measurement of the armhole opening.

8. Fold the lower end of the Sleeve along the two marked lines on the Sleeve. Fold and sew to create a box pleat. Press the pleat, fold the seam allowance up and sew to hem the Sleeve.

9. Sew the underarm seam of the Sleeve. Turn the Sleeve inside out, pin it to the armhole of main garment, matching the notches. Sew to attach the Sleeve to the main garment.

10. Fold and sew the hem of the garment. Make buttonholes and attach buttons to the front and the sleeves.

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. An advertisement may pop up, just close it and continue with your download. In case some ads attempt to make you enter your personal info, just ignore and close it. I do NOT require any kind of information to download my pattern files.

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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