Tara Basic
Pipe Dream Patterns

$20.00 each

The Tara Basic Pattern by Pipe Dream Patterns is a fantastic basic top pattern.  There are two front neckline options, an oversized, high-rolled cowl collar,  or a rounded scoop neck.  Each style can be made as a sweater, dress, or bodysuit.

The pattern envelope contains a full size printed pattern and printed instructions.  Included in the instructions are a full set of Finished Garment Measurements.  Please note that each variation is designed with a specific amount of negative ease, with the most for the bodysuit, and the least for the sweater top.  If you wish for less negative ease than drafted, you should select a larger size.  This pattern is only available in the “Beatha” size/shape currently.

Pipe Dream Patterns is a small indie designer based in Scotland.

2 in stock

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Make Ideas

A textured jersey will create a gorgeous cowl neck drape, or choose an organic solid ITY for a basic sweater top that will last for years.

Basic Information

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Design Information & Sizing

Pipe Dream Patterns designs with two different shapes. If both are available, please choose your pattern based on both measurements and body shape. The pattern gallery images do not show the cut pattern piece measurements, which are listed below, but rather the finished garment measurements, so that ultimate customization is possible.

Their "Beatha" line (Scottish Gaelic for "being") is designed for an hourglass shape, C cup, and 5'5" in height. Beatha covers bust measurements 32" – 46", and hip measurements 35"-48".

Their "Saorsa" line is designed for a pear shape, DD cup, and 5'10" in height. Saorsa covers bust measurements 44" – 58", and hip measurements 52" – 66".

What else do I need?

Fabric recommendations: jersey knit, ribbed knit, ITY, ponte, stretch velvet, and other knits with at least 2-way stretch for sweater top and dress; or bodysuit style, 4-way stretch is a must. The lighter weight the knit, the more dramatic the cowl neckline.

Bodysuit: 2 metre cowl neck; 1.6 metre round neck
Sweater Top: 1.7 metre cowl neck; 1.4 metre round neck
Dress: 2.1 metre cowl neck; 1.75 metre round neck
All fabric lengths assume 60" wide.

*Please note that as this is a Scottish company, their fabric requirements are in METERS. 1m = 1.094yd. If you order the recommended amount here in YARDS, you will end up with a slight amount more than what the pattern calls for. Additional fabric may be required to match stripes, plaids, or using border prints, or when lengthening your pattern pieces.

for all variations –
1cm wide clear elastic
bodysuit only –
1cm wide underwear elastic (1 package)
snaps (3)
1" (25mm) wide twill or ribbon for crotch placket

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