The Nottingham Top from Itch to Stitch

The newest top from Itch to Stitch has just been released and it is a great one! The Nottingham Top is on sale for its debut appearance and has so many great features! When I saw Kennis put out a testing call for this fun and flattering shirt, I had to give it a try.  Itch to Stitch has excellent drafting that fits well, and this shirt is no exception.


I have many patterns in my collection, but not many that are designed for slinky rayon spandex.  That paired with the relaxed bodice makes this a winner in my book!  I opted for the flutter sleeves for a light summer top.  The front twist is constructed from one piece, creates visual interest and is on trend.  Which, I can say I am, almost NEVER!


Here’s all the listing details:

The Nottingham Top gives the ordinary a twist, literally! Featuring a twisted knot in the front, the Nottingham has a relaxed fit bodice with three sleeve options—long sleeve, elbow short sleeve and butterfly sleeve. It’s a super comfy, casual knit top that looks fabulous with pants or skirt.

Nottingham Top Features:

  • Front, off-centered, twisted knot
  • Relaxed fit bodice
  • Scoop neck with neckband
  • Three sleeve options—long sleeve, elbow short sleeve and butterfly sleeve

Skill Level: Beginner+

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Nottingham Top pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

A couple of tips for construction- pay attention to the steps for attaching the twist pieces (mark or clip them so you don’t get confused) and the sleeves (the seams don’t match up intentionally, follow the tutorial and use the pattern markings and you’ll be fine!).

Now for some more photos!  It was raining when I went to take picture of this beautiful top, so I grabbed a large umbrella and made it work!



Pick up your copy of the Nottingham top here and I can’t wait to see what you sew up!

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do, and I can’t wait to see pictures of your creations! If you would like some support, motivation and inspiration come join the 52 Week Sewing Challenge on FB and we’ll get you sewing up your 2018 goals in no time!

Until then,


*As always, this blog post contains affiliate links. If you purchase an item using one of these links I may receive a small commission, which only fuels my sewing habit! Thank you.

Kelsey’s 2018 Sewing Goals

  • Sew a Cowl √
  • Sew a Wrap Dress√
  • Sew a Pair of Jeans
  • Sew a Zipper √
  • Sew a Button √
  • Sew a Christmas Tree Skirt
  • Sew a Matchbox Car Mat (or two) √
  • Create a handmade wardrobe
  • Sew a Bra
  • Sew a Drawer Full of Underwear
  • Sew a Maxi Dress √
  • Sew a Blazer
  • Sew a Pair of Tights
  • Sew a Button Up Shirt (almost, but I can do better!)
  • Sew a Purse
  • Sew a Lunchbag
  • Sew From a Paper Pattern
  • Open up an Etsy Shop with Embroidery Patterns

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