The Knot Your Average Shirt and Dress is just that! The unique knot front detail gives your basic top a gorgeous twist that takes your style up a notch! KYA includes regular and FBA (full bust adjustment) sizing with cup sizes A-F. You can choose from the knot top option on its own OR the nursing/modesty underlayer. With maternity mod instructions, several hem lengths and sleeve options, KYA can meet your needs for every stage and season!
- Regular and FBA bodice pieces with cup sizing
- 4 hem lengths: Top, Tunic, Short Dress, and Knee Length Dress Lengths
- 5 Sleeve Lengths: Sleeveless, Short, Elbow, 3/4, and Long
- Underlayer option for nursing or modesty
- Instructions for maternity modification
- Links to videos, sew-a-longs and other portions you may need extra details on
Check out this VIDEO of all our testers’ amazing makes!
This listing is for a downloaded PDF sewing pattern, NOT a finished product. Your download should immediately pop up after purchasing, but you can also log into your account at any time and download the package again. Your downloads will include a professionally drawn pattern with trimless pages and layers.
The pattern pieces included are formatted for 8.5×11, A4 (typically outside of the US), Projector, and A0 printers. Please remember to NOT use the A4 pattern unless you are located outside of the US and own an A4 printer and A4 paper. The A0 pattern is specifically designed for large format printing. You have permission from 5 out of 4 Patterns to have this pattern printed at your local copy shop.
The separate tutorial download includes hyperlinks to help you navigate to whichever options you’re interested in doing. It also includes professionally drawn images for each tutorial step as well as pictures for steps that might be a little tricky. We take great pains to make the tutorial as clear as possible! We’ve even included links to our YouTube channel, where you can find video tutorials on certain steps.
The Knot Your Average Shirt and Dress pattern is available for women’s sizes XXS-5XL. The size chart and fabric requirements are listed in the last image.
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Erin Krill –
This was so much easier than it looks! Great pattern!
Such a fun and unique pattern! Finished product looks more complex than it really is. With such a well written pattern, it is so easy to do with great step by step pictures to follow. The nursing option is AWESOME! I hate wearing nursing shirts that look like nursing shirts but no one can tell its so nursing friendly just by looking which also means it can still be stylishly worn after nursing days are over.
Anna Garrison –
The best fitting pattern I’ve tried! I’ve made the maternity top and maternity dress and they could not possibly fit me any better. I can’t wait to make some non-maternity items from this pattern!
Kara Sullivan –
Love this pattern! It looks more complicated than it is. Love that it takes into account the cup sizes not just chest size – so it provides great coverage while being comfortable and dare I say a bit sexy!
Love this shirt so much! It’s cute, flattering, and works well with my growing belly. I want a whole wardrobe of them!
Beverly Kay –
This pattern is top notch and has so many options! With the clear instructions you will make a top that looks much more difficult to sew up than it is.
Brianna H –
Awesome pattern! I’d been waiting for a Women’s pattern like this and Jessica delivered!
Laura ONeal (verified owner) –
This is so cute and so comfy! Wonderful nursing option!
This pattern is amazing!!! Well written, easy to understand and follow, and the fit on the top is amazing!!! A wardrobe staple for breastfeeding mommas, for sure!
Michelle Gagnon (verified owner) –
I had this pattern for over a month before I finally broke down and started making it. I was super scared thinking it was going to be complicated. Boy was I wrong. Her instructions made everything go together so smoothly. Perfect fit and all. Buy it! You won’t be sorry.
Love this pattern. I have made three breastfeeding friendly ones and the instructions are so easy.
Joan (verified owner) –
Made this top three times! Compliments every time. Quick to sew and lovely to wear!
I held off on buying this for so long thinking the knot was going to be so complicated but kept coming back to it each sale and considering it. I am thrilled that they recently did a sew along with videos showing how to put it together. I made my first Knot Your Average sleeveless version in a 2xl and love it! I can’t wait to make more!
Mrs. Duncan (verified owner) –
This was a fast and easy sew. The instructions are very clear on how to construct the knot. I made the nursing version and raised the neckline on the modesty panel. I always get compliments every time I wear my Knot top! I can’t wait to make more tops and dresses from this pattern. I can nurse with ease without feeling like I’m exposed.
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dasha.platt (verified owner) –
The fit on this top is beautiful! I don’t usually wear these types of tops because the seam always sits too high up the bust, but the cup size options (based on the difference between the upper, and full bust), means that it fits like a dream. This top is very flattering. I had many compliments on this and people were amazed that it was home made, not shop-bought. I agree with other reviewers, that the pattern is much easier than it looks to sew up. I ended up sewing the neckline hem last, after trying it on and marking where the hem should start and finish near the knot. I used a knit jersey, which was perfect for this pattern.
Yvonne Colache (verified owner) –
This top is so flattering. It is a very easy sew and has great follow along directions. I plan to make the dress next time.
gingerc (verified owner) –
Knot Your Average Shirt is one of my favorite patterns! I’ve made it 3 times. It looks good in any fabric. The final shirt looks like it would be complicated but it’s not. The pattern directions are clear and walk you through every step. I can’t wait to make more.