Summer Fling Top Sewing Pattern

(12 customer reviews)



The Summer Fling Top is based on a trapeze design which gives it a really nice relaxed fit. It has a halter-neck, a ruffled hem and a tie keyhole back closure. The hem sits just on top of the hip bones but could easily be lengthened or shortened at the hemline. The ties, neckline and armholes are all finished with self fabric bias binding. The only skills required for this pattern are gathering and sewing bias binding which makes it perfect for the advanced beginner.

You can also create a gorgeous tiered dress by using the Summer Fling Dress Extension Pattern in conjunction with this pattern.

PREPARATION TIME Printing, sticking, cutting fabric and marking details 1-2 hours Sewing time 2-4 hours (approx)




The Summer Fling Top is a really cute summer halter neck top, ideal for a casual weekend top.  It would look great teamed up with a pair of distressed denim shorts or jeans and some cute sneakers! The ruffle is quite full and swingy and the hemline will sit right at your hipbones making it a fun little top to wear. Ideally the Summer Fling Top should be made up in a light to mid weight cotton, chambray, linen or hemp but could also work in a mid weight satin. This little top would be perfect to wear to a lunch, the beach or a catchup at a cafe with your friends!

The Summer Fling Top pattern is available in sizes 6-18 (Australian standards). 

Included in this pattern PDF download – Approximately 5Mb

– Tiled pattern (for printing on A4)
– A0 pattern (for large format printing – 1 page)
– Comprehensive instructions with step by step photographs

Instructions include fabric requirements, measurements, cutting patterns and step by step guide with photographs.

Fabric Requirements

115cm/45″ – 1.5m / 1 5/8 yards

150cm/60″ – 1.3m / 1 3/8 yards

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12 reviews for Summer Fling Top Sewing Pattern

  1. Nedita (verified owner)

    Very easy to sew and cute design! I made it with a Liberty Tana Lawn.

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks for your review, I’m happy you love it. Annie

  2. Olivia C. (verified owner)

    Loved the pattern. Supper easy to follow. Haven’t made the top yet the dress extension is great and I will definitely be making the top for summer!

  3. Samantha Sun (verified owner)

    Such a great pattern. I love this gorgeous top. The pattern was very easy to follow and I can’t wait to make more for Summer. It’s such a flattering top for Summer. Looking forward to also making the dress.

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thankyou Sam. I’m happy to hear that you loved this pattern. Annie

  4. Kathryn Parker (verified owner)

    The summer fling top is such a great pattern! I’m new to sewing and this was one of the first items of clothing I had sewn. The instructions were really clear and I’m looking forward to having a go at sewing the dress version.

  5. Annabel (verified owner)

    I loved this pattern. I made the dress version. The instructions were easy to follow and the dress looks great. I have plans for another!

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    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks Annabel, Your Summer Fling Dress is so pretty! Annie x

  6. Amanda S. (verified owner)

    Amazing pattern. Really enjoyed how it came together and the clean lines. Made two dresses in two days. Highly recommend.

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    • Annie (store manager)

      So pretty, thank you for sharing Amanda.

  7. Patricia (verified owner)

    Loved sewing this up into a dress!

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  9. Sophie (verified owner)

    Great pattern – simple to follow for a fairly new sewer! For my first one I didn’t add the ruffle and made it into a cute crop in cactus print! Looking forward to sewing my next one with a ruffle. Overall very happy with this pattern!

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks Sophie, I love your cactus print Gypsy!

  10. Denise

    This is so cute! I really liked the use of all the bias strips. Nice and cool for summer.

  11. Judy R

    Lovely style, beautiful fit, easily modified for length (dress, anyone?!) Straightforward construction and easy to follow instructions. Sure to become a summer staple.

  12. Vesna

    I really like this pattern! Loose and breezy silhouette makes it a perfect summery top, and I LOVE bare shoulders – it looks so flattering.

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