Charm Patterns by Gertie - Hepburn Top


Meet the Hepburn Top! Gertie designed this knit pattern to fills the need for a basic top in every woman’s wardrobe (think Audrey Hepburn wearing a chic black top with capri pants in Sabrina). And then, because she just can’t stop herself, she added a ton design options to take this top from gamine chic to sassy secretary and everything in between. With five sleeve choices and five neckline/collar options, you can make a top for just about every occasion with this pattern. Gertie designed this pattern after receiving requests for patterns for knits and separates, and Hepburn fulfils both those needs. This pattern was drafted for a stable knit, meaning that it will be easy to sew and will also flatter your curves.

Fabric Notes

Stable knits with 10-25% stretch: ponte, interlock, double knits. Wool and wool blends, cotton and cotton blends, cashmere, and rayon/poly/Lycra knit blends are all suitable.


  • Top fabric (see yardage chart in pattern)
  • Thread to match fabric
  • 1/4 yard (0.2 m) fusible interfacing (for Band Collar version)
  • 2 yards 3/8-in wide ribbon (for Ruched Shoulder version)
  • 1 yard 1/4-in wide elastic (for Bishop Sleeve version)