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Chasing Butterflies Batwing Top Sweater & Jumper

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Introducing the Chasing Butterflies Batwing Sewing Pattern. This pattern features a draped silhouette that tapers from dramatic batwing to fitted sleeves, creating a chic and comfortable look. It has a generous amount of intentional drape - an integral part of it's distinctive style. Sew a batwing top, sweater or jumper. 

Choose from three lengths (hemmed or banded) and three necklines (crew, relaxed, and roll neck) to customise your garment. The body and sleeve are combined into one piece, making it a fast and easy sew. 

The Chasing Butterflies pattern also includes two separate scarf options to sew—a cozy neck warmer and an infinity scarf—for added style. From stylish work attire to casual weekend wear, this pattern offers endless possibilities to stay fashionable and comfortable all year round.

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    Create a new favourite in your wardrobe as we head towards cooler weather. This batwing sweater pairs relaxed shaping with effortless dressing.

  • Silhouette - Dramatic batwing.
  • 2 Hemlines - Hemmed or banded in 3 lengths.
  • 3 Necklines - Crew, relaxed & roll neck.
  • 2 Sleeve Lengths - long & 1/2 sleeve with cuff.
  • 2 Separate Scarves - Cosy neck warmer & loose infinity scarf.
  • Skill - Super fast & easy to sew.
  • Customising - Includes instructions to multi-size, lengthen/shorten, add centre front &/or back seams.
  • Tutorial - Includes a fully comprehensive tutorial to guide you from sizing, fabric choice, printing, cutting, sewing & more.
  • 3 Pattern Formats - Print at home, A0 copy shop & large font projector (select coloured or black size lines). All options are included. 

    For a chic and contemporary look, pair it with our Slay All Day Skirt. To create a dramatic outfit for a night out or a romantic date night, combine the Chasing Butterflies Sweater with our Palazzo Pants.

  • Size 4-30.
  • View our size chart here.

    The Chasing Butterflies Sweater sewing pattern is designed for 4-way stretch knit fabrics, ensuring both comfort and style in your creations.

    You have the freedom to choose from a variety of fabric options, such as a brushed sweater knit for cozy warmth during colder seasons or a lightweight waffle knit for a breathable and stylish layer during the summer. The possibilities are endless!

  • View fabric requirements here.
  • 4-way stretch knit fabrics.

    FABRIC SUGGESTIONS (fabric must have stretch in both directions)

    Sweater knit hacci (hatchi), merino wool, sweat-shirting, rib knit, double knit, waffle knit, liverpool, wool blends, jacquard knit, soft French terry, double brushed poly (DBP), single brushed poly (SBP), poly elastane knits, modal elastane, stretch lace, soft rib knits, stretch mesh (eg. Boo! Design), cotton lycra (think soft & light), cable knit, fluffy & brushed knits (eg. Lush Faux Alpaca or Cashmere).

    Fabrics with heavy drape can be used but ensure you take the personality of that fabric into account. These include bamboo, rayon & viscose elastane.

    Bulky fabrics or fabrics with lots of body can also be used. Again, you must take the personality of that fabric into account. If you’re expecting such a fabric to drape gently over the body, it will not.

    IMPORTANT REMINDER: This garment has a generous amount of drape and extra fabric intentionally, as it is inherent to its unique style. Understanding the characteristics and qualities of your fabric is important. Fabrics known for their drape, such as bamboo, modal, rayon, and viscose, will have a looser feel when worn. Conversely, thicker fabrics might contribute to a bulkier appearance. Fabrics with low resilience can result in the final garment fitting larger on the body. Please consider these things when making your fabric choices.


    Projector files for this pattern include multi-coloured and black size lines, large text and full pattern pieces. Plus centre fold lines so you can cut on the fold if needed.

  • PRINT AT HOME PATTERN: In A4 or Letter.
  • COPY SHOP PATTERN: A0 size (ask for plan print).
  • PROJECTOR PATTERN: Large front with (1) Multi coloured size lines & (2) Black size lines
  • LAYERED: Yes.
  • SIZES: AU 4-30. Size chart
  • SKILL LEVEL: Fast & easy.
  • FABRIC TYPE: 4-way stretch knit fabrics. 
  • MEASUREMENTS: All patterns are in metric (cms) & imperial (inches).
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    3. Click on the pattern/style you want to download. 

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    If you need help accessing, downloading & printing, here is a link to our video series.

    There is a tutorial tour, we show you how to log in, access & download your pattern & tutorials. We also cover printing, determining your size & joining the print at home pages

    Watch the video series here or go to the menu under 'Help' > 'PDF Beginners Video Series'.

    Please note: there is also a large format A0 copy shop version & projector files for most patterns. If you're new to pdf sewing patterns, visit our friendly community on Facebook & ask to learn more about these options.



    You will find printing details in each tutorial. In most tutorials, this section includes a final layout of the pattern for visual help in joining the pages, a page print guide so you can just print the pattern pages you need, plus printing specs & FAQ. 

    Not sure what setting you should use for printing your pdf sewing pattern? You should find the answer in your Pattern Emporium tutorial in the printing section. But if you can't find it, here are the settings for you. 

    If you are having printing issues, visit the Printing FAQ page here or visit our Facebook group.

    Please note that we do not sell already printed paper patterns. 



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    This is a downloadable digital PDF sewing pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible. Discounts cannot be combined. Please note: we do not sell printed paper patterns.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 19 reviews
    Fiona W
    Quick make with fab outcome

    I had a party to go to and made the palazzo pants in black from a swishy polyester. Then I needed a top. I had some velvet/velour in great colours so sewed that up in the chasing butterflies pattern. Looked great and it came together well in the limited time I had. I'll be making more!!

    Marleen Duggan
    Handsdown my favourite PE pattern

    I have now made 3 of these in super soft snuggly sweater knit as well as short sleeve versions in DBP. Absolutely love this pattern. So quick to sew up. My daughter has asked for one now too so I will be making her one in the coming days. Instructions are spot on as per usual. The best pattern company I have found for fit, style and comfort.

    Deb Wills
    Chasing Butterflies batwing top

    What a wonderful top, I have three so far. Such an say fast sew. Easy to modify with a wide band if you like, or cuff bands, actually limitless versions you can create. Loving this easy wear top.

    Absolutely love!

    This pattern was so incredibly easy to construct!
    I absolutely love this for two reasons:
    1) it is an incredibly quick sew! Only front, back and bands
    2) is really flattering in almost all body shapes!
    I love that the large draping sleeves distracte from my trouble area (my tummy).
    The only downside is that it's a 'fabric hog', but that's unavoidable to get the beautiful drape.
    10/10 recommend for any sewing level!

    Julie Treloar
    lovely batwing top

    Love the top, but the separate scarf was hard to follow the instructions on sewing it on the overlocker.