Forte Top & Dress
Forte Top & Dress
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Forte Top & Dress
View B with short sleeve flounce
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View B with mid-length sleeves
View D with bell sleeve
View D with bell sleeve
Forte view A with gathered sleeve
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View B with bell sleeve
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View C with short sleeve and flounce
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View D with bell sleeve
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View C with short sleeve and flounce
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View C with short sleeve and flounce
View C with short sleeve and flounce
View D with plain long sleeve
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View D with bell sleeve
View D with bell sleeve
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View C with short sleeve flounce
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Forte Top & Dress

(7 customer reviews)

$12.00

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 Forte top and dress is a great transitional piece to add to your wardrobe. Included are four body styles, two dresses and several sleeve options to mix and match. Mix and match the sleeve flounces or leave them off entirely. The Forte is meant for light to medium weight knits. Views B & D can even be made as dresses!

  • A- gathered skirt peplum style with scoop neck
  • B- waterfall skirt with v-neck
  • C- classic tee with scoop neck
  • D- gathered inverted with v-neck

Forte Top and Dress Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • 4 Top views
  • 2 Dress views
  • 6 Sleeve options: short with flounce, bell, gathered, plain short, plain mid-length, plain long
  • Full Bust option

Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginners

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 six 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.

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Description

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The Forte Top & Dress instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Forte Top & Dress contains pattern pieces for four top styles, two dress styles (standard bust & full bust) and 6 sleeve styles.
  • 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 also included for those using projector technology to cut their fabric
  • 1 page to customize the fit.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide.
  • 7 pages of bright and clear step by step illustrations.
  • 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.

Size chart & Fabric Requirements

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Line Drawings

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ERRATA

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11/8/19: Updated file with sizes 4X & 5X

9/23/2020: Fixed mislabeled bodice and side seams view B top.

7 reviews for Forte Top & Dress

  1. Stacey Gambetti (verified owner)

    I am in LOVE with my Forte tops! They all look different. I have made 2 so far and planning a grey one like your ambassador with the ruffle to the bell sleeve. Absolutely love them.

  2. doolittlea (verified owner)

    I really love view D of the Forte, very easy to make. You can easily sew one piece for the top front piece and just one for the bottom, I followed the tips from the Facebook group 🙂

  3. lindajermy (verified owner)

    Love this pattern, it’s so versatile. I’m sure I will be using it forever.

  4. Paula (verified owner)

    Oh my goodness!
    Such a versatile pattern!
    I bought this to copy a top I saw at *** which cost way too much! Forte was great for that, but so many more options. I’m having a ball with this pattern!

  5. Robin Twerdok (verified owner)

    The stort flounce sleeves are my favorite. So easy to sew up. Great staple.

  6. schroeder1987 (verified owner)

    This is one of my favorite patterns. I have used view C multiple times. It is a beautifully draped top in the right fabric. Use a fabric with a little more body and you can get some nice ruffles on the sleeves.

  7. Roberta Yochim (verified owner)

    I had so much fun making my first Forte top. I selected view D. I hacked the sleeves to make them 3/4 length exaggerated bishop sleeves with a small edge binding. It is so easy to make this pattern individual and it turned out perfect. Love it!

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