Our Favorite Indie Sewing Patterns: Trifecta Top

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Name: Trifecta Top

Brand: Kitschy Coo

Description: This knit raglan t-shirt offers a wealth of options to cover you for all seasons and occasions. There are three necklines (high scoop, low scoop, and scooped V-neck), three sleeve lengths with hem or band finishes (cap with hem or band, elbow length hem or band, long sleeve hem or band), and two shirt lengths (a hit-at-the-hip hem length and a marginally longer waistband length). Fitted through the bust, there is gentle side seam shaping through the high waist before skimming through the hips. Scrap hoarders will be delighted that there are also options for a tiny pocket, contrasting shoulder insets and a centered triangle inset to showcase those small scraps you can’t bear to part with. Contrast the sleeves for a casual baseball vibe, or fancy it up with lace or sequin insets for a night out.

Format: PDF

Skill Level: With easy to sew raglan sleeves this top is a perfect introduction to sewing for yourself and testing the sewing-with-knits waters; it is a super fast sew and straightforward to fit. More experienced sewers will enjoy the myriad customization options and more challenging insets and V-neck.

Techniques Involved: Sewing, hemming, banding knits, inset triangle neckline, V-neck insertion

Sizes: There are eight sizes included in the pattern, ranging from a 30” to 44” high bust, and a 24” to 38” high waist.

Recommended Fabrics: The weight, stretch and drape of the fabric will change the look of this pattern. In stable fabrics (like medium or heavy weight cotton/lycra, ponte, double knit, french terry or sweatshirting) the shirt will have a more defined shape. In drapier fabrics (like ITY, rayon, interlock), the result will be more slinky with less obvious shaping. You can even use oversized old t-shirts and garments to mix and match or color-block! From a fitting perspective, fabrics with at least 40% stretch across the grain and good stretch recovery (normally this would mean a blend containing lycra/spandex/elastane) will require less fitting adjustments to your specific body.

Price: £7.20

Customer Examples:

Leila from Three Dresses Project

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141 Responses to Our Favorite Indie Sewing Patterns: Trifecta Top

  1. sarah says:

    watching paint go up in our hallway/stairway… !!! previously wallpaper over plaster… so there was stripping, tons of mudding, sanding, and CLEANING leading up to painting.

  2. Megan says:

    Spent time with family I don’t see often.

  3. Mary D says:

    I attended our bi-annual family reunion and had a blast.

  4. Svea Polster says:

    Highlight of the weekend was getting slightly deunk in the park on the first Pimms of the summer with good friends we hasn’t seen in a while.

  5. Dita says:

    The highlight of the weekend was that we had a big family dinner! We made vietnamese egg rolls with fried rice and then had brownies after 🙂

  6. Karen B says:

    This weekend was intense. The highlight was appreciating my forethought by taking Monday off work to recover.

  7. Mel says:

    Well, I had a root canal on Friday. That was a good thing, though. I had less pain on the weekend and could finally get some sleep.

  8. Lindsay H says:

    My preschooler rode his bike to grandmas house for the first time!

  9. Anna (sixtyfourcolorbox) says:

    The highlight of my weekend was the impromptu game night that happened. I still don’t know how we all ended up at our house playing board games.

  10. Kat H says:

    Running around the local museum with my 2 year old, watching him explore lots of things. A surprising amount of fun!

  11. Andrea S. says:

    I spent Saturday hiking in Yosemite with my husband, celebrating our anniversary – it was fantastic!

  12. Sarah says:

    This was a pretty epic weekend for me (kids were at Grammy camp!!) so I had a lot of highlights, but I guess the best two were attending the Maine Quilts show and going out to dinner with my husband and friends (ok, ok, and big hugs from my kids when we picked them up Sunday was a close third ; )

    I’ve been loving this top, so excited for a chance to win the pattern!

  13. Karen says:

    Sunday in my sewing room, with Netflix on in the background, pure bliss!

  14. Nancy says:

    I just spent 4 days as a guest at a Husqvarna Dealers Retreat! Amazing! We sewed from 8 am to 12 am. Yes, all day long. Yum!

  15. Carla G says:

    Finding gym strip for my kids on clearance at the store… 🙂

  16. Kristin H says:

    The highlight of my week was eating the first raspberries and the first cherry tomato out of my garden!

  17. krystina says:

    My daughter’s birthday party!

  18. Stacy says:

    We had a relaxing weekend without anything going on! That’s rare around here!

  19. Jess says:

    I had a weird highlight. I unexpectedly got the weekend off because I had to call in sick, but it was a my hand is injured and the dressing doesn’t let me wash my hands to the standard that work requires sick, not an I feel really lousy sick. And for once I let myself enjoy the extra time off instead of moping that I couldn’t go to work. So I read a book and a half, caught up on chores, spent time with my kitties, went for walks, hung out with friends, etc.

  20. Tina C. says:

    visiting a friend in Boston and shopping at her local fabric/yarn store, The Stitch House http://www.stitchhousedorchester.com/ !!!

  21. Margo says:

    Blueberry picking with my family! This is a great pattern, I love all of the details!

  22. Carolyn says:

    Went to a ballgame. Fun times!

  23. Amy M says:

    Softball tournament for both my daughters!

  24. Jessica says:

    My husband is home from a week-long business trip!

  25. Gwen says:

    A family barbecue 🙂

  26. BJ Marley says:

    The highlight of my weekend was going to a family reunion.

  27. Lorna says:

    Two hilights to my weekend. First going to my first ever air show and second watching the marathon at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. A great weekend!

  28. Gail T. says:

    Great pattern!! Highlight of my weekend? Cleaning up my new-to-me Singer 301 and sewing on it most of the day Sunday! Doesn’t get better than that.

  29. marjolein says:

    My 2 year-old’s birthday <3

  30. D Herrmann says:

    Love all the options! The favorite part of my weekend was a great dinner and games with friends.

  31. jeanine says:

    Highlight of my weekend. .. um. .. getting groceries

  32. Lesley says:

    Scrummy top and since I love the skater dress so much I’m sure I’d love this one too.

    Highlight of my weekends, is spending time with my gorgeous hubby and kids and getting to sew my own clothes.

  33. MelissaPurls says:

    Oooh, bookmarking this top!

    The highlight of my weekend was picking up a FoodSaver vacuum sealer so I don’t waste so much food from my CSA basket. I’m starting to think I also need a bigger freezer.

  34. Sarah says:

    The highlight of my weekend was getting to talk to a good friend.

  35. Robin says:

    those dress are so nice. It’s a real time to bye it. Thanks for your weekend shopping;

  36. Sarah says:

    Visiting my family & friends out of town.

  37. Jenny L says:

    Swimming with my two daughters and two nieces!!

  38. sorahart says:

    My highlight was visiting the beautiful town we moved from 2 years ago!

  39. michelle says:

    I am currently on a wild ride with knits and loving it
    would love to win this prize!

  40. Alli says:

    The highlight of my weekend was hosting our first play date! 😀

  41. Serena says:

    Getting to hold my three-month-old niece who is smiley and adorable.

  42. Michelle says:

    love this pattern, lots of options. Hightlight of my weekend, going for a walk along the beach with my husband

  43. Amy Verne says:

    The highlight of my weekend was visiting my oldest daughter to celebrate her 24th birthday.

  44. Tracy says:

    wine tasting with friends at Cedar Creek Winery in Kelowna, BC!

  45. Jess says:

    The highlight of my weekend is that I finally finished setting up three desks in our house so that we can start home-schooling next week!

  46. Catherine knapp says:

    The highlight of my weekend was helping to move my mother in law into her new condo.

  47. San says:

    The highlight of my weekend was a family reunion! My aunt flew in from Las Vegas, and we did a big shrimp boil, with New Orleans bread pudding for dessert. (i also got to show off some of my finished projects!)

  48. Kristie says:

    The highlight of my weekend was a fun family bike ride on a local trail. The weather was beautiful, the train almost empty, and my little guy made it 10 miles on his own bike.

  49. Stacy Peart says:

    The highlight of my weekend is going to Jeff fest with my family.

  50. Rachel says:

    I manage a fabric store and our new Fall apparel collection just came in so I had the pleasure of creating new samples and displays for all of our new fabrics.

  51. Thyssly says:

    I’m drawing a pattern to sew myself a tankini

  52. Laura says:

    Knitting socks with an ocean view!

  53. Ruby says:

    The highlight of my weekend was a visit from my daughter and son and watching them pare down and arrange my living room in preparation for my soon to arrive long arm quilting machine.
    The most wonderful thing was my daughter in law fell in love with my side by side antique secretary and she made a new home for it at her house. She is filling it with treasures from her mom who passed away just a year ago. This was an important piece of history as my husband and I just happened to notice that an auction was going to take place that afternoon in a little Nebraska farm house when we stopped in at a locale café for lunch. We were able to purchase this beautiful antique and assure the elderly gentleman that we were making a home for it in our California home and it was not going to be used for resale. I could not bare to part with this treasure to just anyone. I would love to make your beautiful T Shirt for my four beautiful adult grand daughters.

  54. Tara says:

    Made my very first sew together bag!

  55. Alyssa Sorenson says:

    The highlight of my weekend was getting to work on some sewing yesterday & stitched out some new fsl embroidery designs 🙂

  56. Terry says:

    The highlight of my weekend is right now. I’m sitting in my screened room, enjoying the breezy morning while reading emails, catching up on blogs, and drinking an awesome cup of coffee. *Sigh* such a good morning!

  57. Aura Oriano says:

    Highlight was making a summer maxi for my little one in a summery ikat print. She loves it!

  58. Mandi says:

    dancing with my man!
    Great pattern!

  59. Judy says:

    The highlight of my weekend was following a quilt shop hop and going to some local quilt shops that I had never been to before.

  60. LeAnne L says:

    Getting tote bag embroidered and sewn up this weekend. First full weekend I’ve had a long, long time and enjoying every minute of it.

  61. Jenniffer says:

    Highlight of the weekend. Getting the ambition to finally get rid of clothes that honestly do not and never will fit me 🙂

  62. Marianne says:

    Returning to our quite village after a city trip in Amsterdam. Loved the musea, the cosmopolitan feel, but it’s so good to back in the woods!

  63. Susie says:

    Dinner and a movie with the hubby.

  64. Amanda Renea says:

    My highlight of the weekend is the pampered chef party I’m hosting tonight! I hope we make lots of sales!

  65. Betsy N says:

    Went to the fair, rode some carney rides, saw some animals, and ate some awful, but delicious foods!

  66. Highlight of the weekend! birthday lunch for a 17-year old relative at the nearby Bubba’s Bubba-cue! Redneck nachos with crinkle-cut fries, shredded cheese, pulled pork and tractor grease (that’s what they call one of their bbq sauces)…

  67. Nancy W says:

    My highlights thus far is finishing a school paper and cleaning my sewing room!

  68. Cheryl M says:

    The highlight of my weekend was spending the day with my granddaughter bowling and swimming. Love this pattern.

  69. Lynn says:

    The highlight of my weekend is getting back into my sewing room and sewing up a top for myself.

  70. Karen says:

    My currently five-year old helping me decorate her birthday cake this afternoon ready for her birthday tomorrow!!

  71. Katie says:

    Watching my kids practice their new skill of doing somersaults in the pool

  72. Karen H says:

    The highlight of my weekend was feeling a little better from what I believe to be the flu. Since I was having a little improvement, the weekend got better when I was able to go get the walking foot for my Bernina sewing machine! It’s so exciting to have this available to me. The Trifecta Top is adorable – it would be wonderful to make. I love the suggestions about using t-shirts and adapting them to the pattern. Great idea!

  73. Tas says:

    The highlight of my weekend was being gifted some hand-spun yarn from the Isle of Man that a friend bought for me on her recent overseas travels 🙂

  74. Jessie Hansen says:

    it’s already been quit a weekend. We had friends over for dinner tonight, though, and that was nice. Yay new friends!

  75. Ali M says:

    I love raglan tops and I’d love a good pattern, thank you for the information on this one! The highlight of my weekend is going to be tomorrow, when I get the whole day to myself to sew and relax..uh, and weed the garden 🙁 I guess I’ll do that last thing first!

  76. Erica says:

    Trying to catch up! Cute pattern!

  77. Jane S. says:

    The highlight of this weekend was going to visit my mom. It was her and Dad’s wedding anniversary, the first one she has spent alone because he died last year. It sounds like that might have meant it would be a sad day, doesn’t it, but it wasn’t. It was a really nice, relaxing day. We had tea and chatted and laughed and just had a good time together. 🙂

  78. Hilary says:

    The highlight of my weekend is tomorrow morning when I get to go to my friends baby shower!

  79. Ramona says:

    My highlight was getting the fabric and pattern to make Violet Craft’s new quilt. Can’t wait until her QAL starts on Aug. 1.

  80. Becky says:

    The highlight of my weekend so far was going to see a costume exhibit! (Downton Abbey.)

  81. Emily says:

    Hopefully renting out our townhouse

  82. Heidi G says:

    Highlight of my weekend so far was watching my little girl twirl and run around in the Elsa Dress I made for her, then laughing like crazy as she wore it around her waist bc it has no straps (yet).

  83. Meg says:

    Ooh- I’ve had my eye on this pattern! The highlight of my weekend: finishing and loving my Megan dress from Love at First Stitch!

  84. melissa e says:

    Taking a train trip through the Royal Gorge tomorrow. Here’s hoping my two year old likes it.

  85. Brianne says:

    Getting a sling-wrap so I can “baby wear” my doggie. Yes, I’m one of *those* people, ha!

  86. janice says:

    The highlight of my weekend was that my husband and daughter took a nap at the same time, so I got time to sew!!!

  87. Tammie says:

    My mom came to visit!

  88. Sarah says:

    Hmmm… the highlight of my weekend is that it is my flex weekend so I got an extra day with my kids to explore the beaches!

  89. Suze says:

    Love this top!

  90. Laura says:

    Picking our first ripe cherry tomatoes! I don’t like them, but I love giving them to my daughter 😉

  91. Patty says:

    The highlight of my weekend was spending time sewing with two of my best friends!

  92. Lea says:

    The highlight of my weekend was going out to dinner with my husband. Last weekend, t was a Queen concert with him and my sister!

  93. Brenna says:

    Highlight of my weekend has been playing monopoly with my kids!

  94. Angie Dixon says:

    I got to take a sewing class to learn to make fitted cloth diapers and the baby stayed home with Daddy. It was the first time the hubs had watched the baby alone for the whole day and he did great! And I had adult interaction while learning new skills in one of Mt favorite crafts!

  95. kbo says:

    I attended a meeting representing 13 small quilt guilds in Northern CA (not the San Fransisco Bay area)….WAY North. It was nice to quilt shop afterwards in Mt. Shasta.

  96. Beth B. says:

    The highlight of my weekend was drafting a pattern on the computer…so cool!

  97. Peg G says:

    What a neat pattern. So easy to always have an appropriate shirt for whatever occasion and also to make some cute tops for grandson’s ballgames – all 5 of the boys!

  98. Sarah AJ says:

    It’s a tie between hiking with my family and working on my Kid’s Clothes Week to-sew list.

  99. alana says:

    Tomorrow is the start of Hot August nights, so I’m looking forward to hanging out with the family. Also, very close to finishing Colette’s Madaleine bloomers. Exciting!

  100. Lynda says:

    After a few hectic weeks I’ve been home alone all weekend with time to sew, garden, potter. I’d love to try out knits with this pattern. I wear t-shirts a lot, the only raglan ones I have are merino (bought at 60% off sales) )and they are so comfy. I’d love to make some cotton raglan ones. thanks for the giveaways.

  101. Mary says:

    We finished painting the living room and are now working on the wood trim and curtains! Feels great to get a big project (mostly) done.

  102. ybat says:

    I love to watch TV all day long.

  103. Elizabeth says:

    Creating a free pattern with my friend for our blog!

  104. beth lehman says:

    tubing on the new river…. perfection!!

  105. Claudine says:

    Highlight of our weekend was taking the kids to a local dinosaur park.

  106. Gemma says:

    Two beautiful walks on the beach with the dog – yesterday crisp with blue skies, today overcast and windy with roaring waves. I love that it’s different every single day.

  107. Mel says:

    Food truck lunch at the farmers market!

  108. Joanna says:

    The highlight of my weekend has been hanging out with my kids and finishing my finals from my first year of college, whoo!

  109. Jennie says:

    This is a great pattern! The highlight of my weekend is that my husband is installing our new hardwood floors!

  110. Bonnie says:

    The sun is shining after a rainy cold week! (Very cute top!)

  111. Stephanie says:

    My highlight this week was making my 4th Lady Skater, this time with flutter sleeves. I would love to have this pattern!

  112. mary says:

    I need to sew with knits more, would love to try this. The highlight of my weekend was the rain this afternoon, it’s been so very hot, the rain was so welcome.

  113. sangeetha says:

    I saw this amazing airshow (of model planes) today. It was very fun and informative

  114. Annette says:

    Getting to spend it quietly weigh my husband. Kids are at their aunts house.

  115. Carla says:

    My quilt guild’s open sew day!

  116. Melanie says:

    Love this top! The highlight of my weekend is that my daughter is at a provincials swim meet (Sask) and she already won a bronze medal in 25 fly! 6 more events to go!

  117. Jenn R says:

    At the beach! No other way to enjoy being outside on a 95 dgr day.

  118. Tammy says:

    The highlight of my weekend (so far) was meeting up with a friend for lunch!

  119. Michele says:

    The highlight of my weekend is definitely getting to watch my son play baseball, but I also love that I get to take a quilting class on Sunday as well!

  120. ParisGrrl says:

    Seeing pics from my high school reunion.

  121. Wow, this looks like a really nice fitting T. This weekend I’m looking forward to spending some time outside…if it stops raining~

  122. Zoe Valette says:

    Getting the kitchen cleaned. It doesn’t take much. 🙂 This pattern is so cute, I want to use it to make my friend a top out of her (nontraditional) wedding dress scraps.

  123. Antje says:

    My weekend highlight? breakfast with the whole family and a trip to the lake…
    Greetings from Germany!

  124. Shanna says:

    The highlight of my weekend is sewing a cute and cozy knit summer dress for all these hot days.

  125. kay says:

    Working in my garden is the highlight of my weekend

  126. gayle says:

    My highlight of the weekend is that I’m making a tee shirt. Not just any tee, but my first one, and boy is the neckline wonk. Haha. But darn it I made it and I’m going to wear it with pride. Almost finished. Sleeves to go.

  127. Tatiana says:

    I love this top! Thanks for the giveway!

  128. Amy says:

    This looks like a great project! I have some fabric in my stash that work work great for it!

    Highlight of my weekend so far: I had my birthday yesterday, and my husband and kids took me out for ice cream. Yay!

  129. Terry D says:

    The highlight of my weekend is always Saturday night dinner with my husband. Usually at home, but we are both rested. Thanks for the giveaway!

  130. Julie says:

    I have just returned from vacation, and I get to spend the day in the sewing room which I missed while I was away. I’m working on a small wall quilt to hang in the dining room.

  131. Sarah R says:

    The highlight will be if my 3-year-old kicks the stomach flu without passing it on to the rest of us!

  132. Shannon P says:

    My cousin’s wedding!

  133. Jenny says:

    Watching the Commonwealth Games.

  134. The highlight of my weekend will be quilting on a giant quilt that I am super excited to finish.

  135. Rebecca says:

    this weelkend I’m going to picnic in the park.

  136. Mama Lusco says:

    Looking forward to a day of rest on Sun!

  137. angie s. says:

    My highlight, this is my first weekend off in 2 months. Yay!

  138. Ashley says:

    A weekend highlight here will be spending time relaxing 🙂

  139. Kim S says:

    The beach and comic con.

  140. Carolyn says:

    I am working on a bag and a dress.

  141. Nita says:

    Packing up to go camping for a week!

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