Little Bow Pea – PDF Sewing Pattern

$12 Canadian Dollars
Approx $9 USD/£7 GBP/€8 EUR/$13 AUD (pricing will convert to your local currency at checkout)

A classic top from the front, with a beautiful surprise on the back!

Instant download printable sewing pattern for sizes 6-12m to 14 youth.


Design Features & Options
  • Three sleeve lengths (short, elbow, long) plus sleeveless option
  • High or low back options
  • Regular OR relaxed fit option (snug or loosely fitted)
  • Beautiful curved hem
  • Optional removable bow with snaps
Pattern File Features
  • Size layers – choose which sizes to print and save your ink
  • Prints on both letter and A4 sized paper
  • Pages can be assembled either by trimming your pages, or overlapping them (trimless method)
  • All important info provided on pattern pieces for easy reference (seam allowance, grain line, size labels, cutting instructions, pattern name, top and bottom for directional prints, etc.)
  • Optional band/bow rectangular pieces to print (cut dimensions also provided in tutorial)
  • An A0 file is provided for those who prefer to print at a copy shop on blueprint sized paper, with no page assembly required
  • A projector file is provided, for those who are set up with a projector calibrated for use in pattern tracing or cutting
Tutorial Features
  • Imperial and metric measurements throughout the tutorial
  • Size chart and finished measurements chart
  • Detailed printing instructions
  • Detailed pattern assembly instructions
  • Size blending instructions, for those whose chest and height fall into different sizes
  • Cut chart for rectangular pieces (pattern pieces also provided)
  • Detailed sewing instructions with illustrations
Recommended Fabric Types

Any jersey knit fabric with at least 50% stretch will work for the body and sleeves of this garment. Lightweight fabrics are recommended for the bow to prevent it from drooping – woven fabrics can be used for the bow.

Can I sell items I make with this pattern? Yes! Purchasers are welcome to sell their finished products. Can I share this pattern with a friend? No – purchase is for one copy only, please do not sell, share, or distribute this pattern.
$12 Canadian Dollars
Approx $9 USD/£7 GBP/€8 EUR/$13 AUD (pricing will convert to your local currency at checkout)

NOTE: This pattern was formerly the Bowlittle by George and Ginger. The drafting is nearly identical for the original sizes 2T-14 (baby sizes 6-12m to 12-18m now added!!) in low back/regular fit. I have added relaxed fit and high back options. Those who purchased the original George and Ginger pattern can get a 40% discount on the new version – just find the last word on page 20 of the original tutorial, and enter the word in the discount code field at checkout – all in UPPERCASE letters, with no spaces.

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