Cielo Top + Dress Pattern
Part of our Rome Collection, the Cielo Dress & Top is an easy, breezy take on a boxy tee and shift dress. Loaded with interesting details and interchangeable features, it will fast become a wardrobe-building favourite.
Choose between a semi-cropped top with a cuffed short sleeve (View A) or a dramatic gathered long sleeve (View B). Or, make an easy-fitting dress with sleek inseam pockets (View C), or without pockets (View D). All views have a slightly dropped shoulder, angled shoulder yoke and roomy fit, with a choice between an elegant bias binding or a faced neckline finish.
Pattern Difficulty: BeginnerLearn more about how we rank pattern difficulty
- This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more structured shape, use light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, or cotton shirtings. For a drapier effect, use rayon challis, tencel, cotton voile or silk.
Yardage (sizes 0-20) - 45inch / 1.14 m wide
VIEW A - SHORT SLEEVED TOP ~ Sizes 0-14 = 1.5 yd (1.4 m), Sizes 16-20 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m)
VIEW B - LONG SLEEVED TOP ~ Sizes 0-8 = 2.5yd (2.75 m), Sizes 10-14 = 3 yd (2.75 m), Sizes 16-20 = 3.5 yd (3.2 m)
VIEW C - DRESS WITH POCKETS & SHORT SLEEVES ~ Sizes 0-8 = 2.5 yd (2.25 m), Sizes 10-14 = 3 yd (2.75 m), Sizes 16-20 = 3.25 yd (3 m)
VIEW D - DRESS WITHOUT POCKETS & LONG SLEEVES ~ Sizes 0-8 = 3.25 yd (3 m), Sizes 10-14 = 3.75 yd (3.5 m), Sizes 16-20 = 4.25 yd (3.8 m)
Yardage (sizes 0-20) - 58inch / 1.5 m wide
VIEW A - SHORT SLEEVED TOP ~ Sizes 0-8 = 1.25 yd (1.15 m), Sizes 10-20 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m)
VIEW B - LONG SLEEVED TOP ~ Sizes 0-14 = 2 yd (1.85 m), Sizes 16-20 = 2.25 yd (2 m)
VIEW C - DRESS WITH POCKETS & SHORT SLEEVES ~ Sizes 0-20 = 2.25 yd (2 m)
VIEW D - DRESS WITHOUT POCKETS & LONG SLEEVES ~ Sizes 0-20 = 2.75 yd (2.6m)
Yardage (sizes 14-32) - 45inch / 1.14 m wide
VIEW A - SHORT SLEEVED TOP ~ Sizes 14-22 = 2 yd (1.85 m), Sizes 24-32 = 2.5 yd (2.25 m)
VIEW B - LONG SLEEVED TOP ~ Sizes 14-22 = 3.5 yd (3.2 m), Sizes 24-32 = 3.75 yd (3.5 m)
VIEW C - DRESS WITH POCKETS & SHORT SLEEVES ~ Sizes 14-22 = 3.5 yd (3.2 m), Sizes 24-32 = 3.75 yd (3.5 m)
VIEW D - DRESS WITHOUT POCKETS & LONG SLEEVES ~ Sizes 14-22 = 4.5 yd (4.1 m), Sizes 24-32 = 4.75 yd (4.3 m)
Yardage (sizes 14-32) - 58inch / 1.5 m wide
VIEW A - SHORT SLEEVED TOP ~ Sizes 14-22 = 1.5 yd (1.4 m), Sizes 24-32 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m)
VIEW B - LONG SLEEVED TOP ~ Sizes 14-22 = 2.25 yd (2 m), Sizes 24-32 = 2.75 yd (2.6 m)
VIEW C - DRESS WITH POCKETS & SHORT SLEEVES ~ Sizes 14-22 = 2.75 yd (2.6 m), Sizes 24-32 = 3 yd (2.75 m)
VIEW D - DRESS WITHOUT POCKETS & LONG SLEEVES ~ Sizes 14-22 = 2.75 yd (2.6 m), Sizes 24-32 = 3.7 5yd (3.5 m)
- Lightweight non-stretch fusible interfacing (.25 yd / .25m)
- Polyester thread
- Marking tool
PDF File Details
|Sizes 0-20||Sizes 14-32|
|Letter / A4||50 pages||41- 53 pages|
|Copyshop / A0||3 pages||5 pages|
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This is my first experience with Closet Core Patterns, and I was thrilled! The directions are excellent, providing basic instructions that most patterns no longer include. The directions also go beyond by giving simple definitions and instructions for sewing options. The pattern layout instructions were straight forward. Finished dress itself is fun and a great option for summer wear. My only complaint with the pattern, and this is a complaint I have with all modern patterns, are the pattern cutting lines. The size cutting lines are so close together that at some points, they blur together and you’re guessing where the actual cutting line is. I will shop here again.
As a newish sewer, I've enjoyed the Cielo dress and top pattern. My dress and top have both turned out well and I will love having them. I purchased the pattern along with the sewing lessons, and found the combination to be super helpful. There were items in the sewing lesson that have helped me improve my sewing overall. I also appreciated the sewing advice and just seeing an accomplished sewist at work. I'm more confident now with my sewing and that feels great. Next up: Pietra pants!!
I love the clear directions and attention to detail. This is probably the nicest handmade piece I've ever completed. I did end up editing the sleeves to have an elastic cuff. The printed fabric I chose didn't look right with the seam in the original sleeve pattern .
What a beautiful pattern, it works so well and looks very professional, inside and out. The double turned hems, the bias on the facing with top stitching down the front seams and on linen sewed up like a dream on stone washed linen. The first pair, size 6 based on measurements are a bit roomy so next pair we did a size 4 and we will drop down to a 2 for the next pair. I think I will make her the wide base trousers next time in the 2 with the zip.
Thanks for the amazing Closet Core experience.
made mine in cotton poplin, tunic length with longer sleeve. very comfortable. next time I will go down 2 sizes for shoulders and bust and flare out the hip size.