Skye ruffle sleeve top – Free PDF sewing pattern

Skye ruffle sleeve top free PDF sewing pattern

The Skye ruffle sleeve top is a must have for summer. It features comfortable relaxed fit, romantic ruffle detail, and a back neck tie. Make it in light weight cotton and linen and you will have a top that can be worn with any bottom piece for summer.

Let’s have a look at the details:

Skye ruffle sleeve top free PDF sewing pattern
Skye ruffle sleeve top free PDF sewing pattern
Skye ruffle sleeve top free PDF sewing pattern
Skye ruffle sleeve 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! I also included a projector file for those who are more tech savvy and have a projector at home!

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.
  • Some lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
  • Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
  • Printed pattern

Fabric amount needed for 150cm/60in wide fabrics: 120 centimeters/47 inches.

The amount needed will vary depending on the width of the fabric of choice. 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.


The pattern pieces are as follows:

Skye ruffle sleeve top free sewing pattern

All my patterns already include 1cm (3/8in) seam allowance. Just cut the pattern pieces as is and use a 1cm seam allowance when you sew.

The fabric will be cut into following pieces:

– Front: cut 1 piece on the fold

– Back: cut 2 mirrored pieces

– Sleeve: cut 2 mirrored pieces

– Front Neckline Facing: cut 1 piece from main fabric + 1 piece from fusible interfacing

– Back Neckline Facing: cut 2 mirrored pieces from main fabric + 2 mirrored pieces from fusible interfacing (both pieces on the fold)

– Sleeve Ruffle: cut 2 pieces

– Tie Strap: cut 4 pieces

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.


1. Serge/zig zag stitch the edges of fabric to prevent unexpected unravelling.

2. Apply fusible interfacing to the neckline facing pieces.

3. Gather the Sleeve Ruffle pieces

Video tutorial:   

Gather the Sleeve Ruffle pieces to match the bottom edge of the Sleeve piece.

 4. Sew the Sleeve Ruffle to the Sleeve

– Place the gathered sleeve ruffle and the Sleeve right sides facing, pin and sew to attach.

– Repeat with the other Sleeve.

5. Sew the Main Garment

– Place Front and one Back piece right sides facing. Carefully match the shoulder seam and side seams. Pin to secure.

– Sew the shoulder and side seams. Start from the armhole down towards the hemline, stopping at 1cm (3/8in) below the part where the side seam widens. Fold the seam allowance of the side slit 1cm (3/8”) to wrong side of fabric, then fold again 1cm (3/8″) to the same direction to create a clean finished edge. Topstitch close to the folded edge to finish the side slit.

– Repeat with the other Back piece to get the Main Garment.

6. Sew Neckline Facing

– Place Front Facing and Back Facing right sides together, match and stitch the shoulder seam.

– Repeat with the other piece.

7. Sew Neckline Facing to the Main Garment

– Place Neckline Facing and Main Garment right sides together, matching the neckline and shoulder seams on both pieces.

– Stitch the neckline facing to main garment, trim off half of seam allowance and clip for smoother curve.

– Understitch seam allowance to neckline facing piece.

8. Set in Sleeve

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9. Sew the center back seam

– Place two Back pieces right sides together, matching the center back seam.

– Sew the center back seam from the hem up to the lower notch in the middle of the seam. Backstitch to secure position.

– Press seam allowance to the sides.

10. Sew the center back slit

– Fold the unsewn part of the center back seam to the wrong side of main garment, topstitch as you do with the side slit.

11. Sew the tie straps

– Fold the Tie Strap lengthwise, sew to create a tube.

– Trim off half of the seam allowance and turn the tube to the right side.

– Place the Tie Straps perpendicular to the center back edge of the garment. The first pair of straps is positioned at the back neckline corner. The second pair is positioned at the notch below the neckline.

– Pin one end of the Tie Straps to the wrong side of the garment and stitch them in place.

12. Finish the garment hem

Turn the edge of the hem towards the wrong side of the fabric. Press the folded hem in place with an iron to create a crisp edge.

Choose your desired finishing method:

•  Topstitch: Sew a straight stitch along the folded edge of the hem, securing it in place.

•  Slip Stitch: Use a hand sewing needle and matching thread to invisibly stitch the folded hem to the main fabric.

This 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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