The Atley Woven Top & Dress: Release & Tester Round-Up

Written by: Ashley Riley



Time to read 3 min

Are you ready to breathe new life into your handmade wardrobe? Look no further than the latest PDF pattern from PSCo – the Atley Woven Top & Dress. This versatile pattern is about to become your new favorite! Atley offers an adjustable fit, endless styling options, and is the perfect intro to wovens for sewists of all levels. 

Typically, I gravitate more toward quick sews but this year I have really been trying to focus a lot more on completing "slow sews". Atley was the perfect slow sew garment to renew my interest in creating- not just sewing. There's just something magical about all those woven seams lining up just right, clipping curves and corners, and those crisply pressed garments.

Let's take a look at what makes the new Atley Woven Top & Dress a must have pattern!

woman wearing blue and white floral top

Meet the Designer

The Atley Woven Top & Dress is the first pattern released by the newest PSCo Designer- Anna Clark! Anna has been a member of the PSCo team for many years as a moderator and pattern tester and we are excited to help her along her design journey! Read more about PSCo and our design team HERE.

Atley Options & Features

black and white line drawing of Atley Dress

Top Length: This high hip top length is perfect for pairing with your favorite jeans or flowy skirt!

Mini Dress: This dress is finished with a ruffle hem and hits 2-3" above the knee. Perfect for the summer months!

Knee Dress: The ruffle of the knee length dress hits just below the knee. The longer length offers a bit more coverage and modesty. 

Midi Dress: This length hits right at the mid calf and is also finished with a ruffle. Is it just me or do midis always feel dramatic in the best possible way?

Pockets: What is a summer sundress without pockets?  Atley features two oversized patch pockets that are perfect for holding all your stuff!

Flutters: Sweet and simple flutter sleeves bring a touch of whimsy to this dress design.

Button Front Placket: Atley features a button front placket closure that runs from the neckline to the hem. 

Faux Elastic Shirred Back: The back bodice of Atley features a faux elastic shirring panel. This panel allows a little give to the fit and allows the fitted bodice to hug the body!

Princess Seams: The front bodice features princess seams that add shaping and tailoring to the front bodice for a close fit!

photo collage of different pattern views

How to Style Your Atley Top & Dress

collage of images on how to style the Atley Top & Dress

I don't know about you all but for me- styling my handmade garments is almost always the hardest part! Styling your Atley Woven top & dress is made easy with this styling guide!

  • Casual Chic: Pair the knee-length Atley dress with a cardigan and sneakers for a laid-back yet put-together look, perfect for running errands or grabbing coffee with friends. Accessorize with a trendy shoulder bag and hat fir a completed look.
  • Effortlessly Elegant: Dress up the midi-length Atley dress with wedge heel sandals, and evening bag, and statement jewelry for a date night or special event. You'll turn heads wherever you go.

  • Weekend Vibes: Keep it cool and casual with the Atley woven top paired with jeans and sandals. Add a backpack purse and a crochet bandana headband for the perfect outfit for a relaxed weekend brunch or shopping trip.

Patterns to Pair

Tester Round-Up

We could not do what we do if it wasn't for the support of out amazing PSCo Tester Team! Again they have absolutely killed it with final photos! There is nothing we love more than seeing other sewists become inspired by and fall in love with our designs! 

Check out all these amazing Atley tops & dresses that our testers made!

collage of women in dresses

What size ranges is Atley available in?

The Atley Top & Dress is available in both Kids (2T-17) and Adult (XXS-5X) sizing. 

What file formats are available for this pattern?

Like with all our newer patterns, you can enjoy A4/Print Pages, A0 File, and Projector formats. 

The projector file for this pattern includes a 1" grid for easy calibration and unfolded/mirrored pieces!

What type of fabrics is Atley drafted for?

Atley is drafted for light to mid-weight woven fabrics. Examples include cotton woven, chambray, lawn, voile, challis, crepe, gauze, etc. 

Specific fabric lengths needed can be found in the pattern listings linked in this post!

What notions are needed for this pattern?

Other than the basic sewing notions (pins, clips, scissors, thread, etc) you only need some braided elastic for the Faux Shirred Back! 

Kids version uses 1/2" Braided Elastic and the Adult version needs 1" Braided Elastic.