Lincoln Top

11 customer reviews


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The Lincoln Top is a relaxed, boxy fit top with interesting side seams featuring workable (or not!) buttons. Two necklines are included- boatneck and scoop, both with a clean finish binding. Three sleeve options are also included- long, 3/4 and sleeveless for a more muscle sleeve or vest look.

This top is so versatile. It can be dressed up or down depending on the options and fabric selection. Pair this top with some wide leg, high waisted pants for a really fun, on-trend look. The sleeveless view would be perfect as a workout topper. The side seam buttons are perfect for nursing moms. Leave all, none, or some of the buttons undone for a different look!

Lincoln Top Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • 2 views: standard length that hits between the high and full hip and the cropped length that hits at the high hip at the front
  • 3 sleeve options: long, 3/4 and sleeveless
  • 2 neckline options: boatneck and scoop
  • Full bust option

Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on three A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology


The Lincoln Top pdf instant downloadable pattern contains:

  • The Lincoln Top pdf sewing pattern contains 2 views: a high hip length and a cropped length
  • Three sleeve lengths- long, 3/4 and sleeveless
  • Two neckline options- boat & scoop
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide
  • Bright and clear step by step illustrations and photos.
  • 1 pages to customize the fit.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

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11 reviews for Lincoln Top

  1. Beryl Young (verified owner)

    This is a wonderful pattern to make, easy to sew, instructions are clear. I made mine out of a super light weight sweater knit. That needed careful cutting and sewing. Looks great on. Love it. I’ll be making more of this one.

  2. langell119 (verified owner)

    Love love LOVE this pattern! Quick and easy. Love the look!

  3. jeri59834 (verified owner)

    This is such a fun top to make and wear! I get compliments on it whenever I wear it. Comfy, cozy and perfect for our Montana winters!

  4. Pat Semeraro (verified owner)

    I made my first Lincoln top out of cotton lycra and I am in love with the fit! The instructions are always excellent and I can’t wait to make 2 more!

  5. natasha.ann36-3115 (verified owner)

    Love the Lincoln! Easy quick sew and versatile!

  6. laurawjones969 (verified owner)

    I love a cute top pattern that looks complicated to sew-but really isn’t! The slanted side button plackets add flare and the clear instructions are easy to follow.

  7. dawn_mercer (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed making this pattern. The patterns attention to detail shows in the finished garment. It was an easy sew. I made mine last Lincoln from printed french terry. My favourite parts were the finished look, comfort of the neckline, and you don’t have to sew all the buttonholes. Lazy hack. Just sew along the seam line and add the buttons. The look is still great.

  8. Addie (verified owner)

    This is a wonderful top, the side seam details are on point and a fun way to show off cool buttons! I’ve gotten so many compliments when I’ve worn mine! It’s a staple in my closet!

  9. jeri59834 (verified owner)

    This is such a comfy top to sew up! I used a mid weight cable knit fabric and it is so soft and warm. The next one I make I will size down one size, as I felt it was to large for me. Planning on making another this winter!

  10. Karen Cott (verified owner)

    Another Love Notions wonderful pattern! Easy sew, fits great. Love it!!!

  11. Laura Hovey (verified owner)

    The Lincoln is one of my favorite LN patterns because it is different from most of the sweater patterns out there. The buttons add a nice detail and the silhouette makes it easy to wear with a variety of bottoms so I can wear for work or more casual days.

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