Fibr and Cloth – Photinia Top and Dress


Bring some romance to your wardrobe with the Photinia Top & Dress!

Upload your Haystack pack pattern for August, and we’ll send you a beautiful printed copy on easy to use lightweight paper.

  • Have your pattern instruction booklet printed with your pattern for £2.50. PDF file for the booklet must be uploaded with the pattern.

  • Add a pattern storage envelope to your order, perfect keeping your new pattern safe and orderly. Please specify in notes if you'd like to have the pattern name and designer filled in.

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Bring some romance to your wardrobe with the Photinia Top & Dress!

Photinia is a loose fitting, timeless and versatile top and dress featuring a gathered neckline and various sleeve options. Views 1 & 3 feature cuff sleeves that can be folded up or left as is. Views 2 & 4 feature 3/4 sleeves that can be worn in a number of seasons. Both dress versions hit right at the knee and can be tied with optional ties to cinch the waist or left alone for a comfortable and easy look. Dress versions also feature inset pockets. 

All versions can be made with a bias bound neckline or an elastic neckline that is suitable for beginners.

The pattern also features 3 additional views/sleeve variations including a gathered sleeve with cuff, an elasticized wrist and a ruffle sleeve (previously the ruffle expansion). 

Find more inspo on our Instagram hashtag #FCPhotinia and our Pinterest Board

Difficulty Level:

Advanced Beginner 

Notions Required: 
  • For bias bound neckline – 4 inch wide pre-made bias tape (optional – instructions and pattern piece for making bias tape are included in the pattern)
  • For elastic neckline – 3/8″ (.95cm) or 1/2″ (1.3cm) wide elastic (for elastic neckline option)
  • Matching thread,
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pins
  • OPTIONAL: edgestitch foot, walking foot

Fabric Requirements:

Photinia is best sewn with the following fabrics:

Cottons; lawn, voile, gauze. Linens; light to medium weight. Rayon/viscose; noil, poplins, twills. Tencels; some twills. Silks and satins.


To buy this print, please go to the designer’s website, or follow the link, and buy the pattern, then save it to you device or PC. From there upload it to the ‘Drop Files Here’ upload section above and if you would like, select your options, by ticking the small box just before it says ‘Check Here’.

If you decide you would like your instruction book printed with your pattern order, then please also upload the Pattern Instruction PDF to the upload area.

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