The Metamorphic Dress is a wardrobe-building dress for all seasons.
Featuring a high/low waist seam and complete reversibility, it's inspired by the possibility of layers - wear it with the tiered skirt and patch pockets, or flip it inside out and enjoy a basic, single-layer pinafore with in-seam pockets. Layer it over jeans, leggings, or a mid-length Stasia Dress, or layer it under your favorite woven tee or knitted cardigan. Wear it on the beach over your swimsuit or favorite short-sleeve, fitted knit tee.
The fit is easy, with no bodice darts and plenty of room for the waist. (It is drafted for a D-cup and below.) Learn how to use the fun "Burrito Method" for making a reversible bodice with the included video tutorial.
Choose a fabric with a nice drape, such as sand washed rayon or silk noil. For a more structured dress you can use cotton ikat or linen.
44"-wide fabric: 2.5 yards for the top layer and 2 5/8 yards for the under layer
54"-wide fabric: 2 1/8 yards for the top layer and 2 1/4 yards for the under layer
The Hinterland Dress offers a timeless, comfortable, and elegant silhouette. Featuring three sleeve options, either partial or full button down plackets, customizable length, and inseam pockets, this is a pattern workhorse that spans the seasons. The fit is loose, with side bust darts and a gathered skirt with optional waist ties, and is easily modified for maternity and nursing. Don’t feel like buttons? Cut the front bodice on the fold for a placket-free hack. You might consider lengthening the bodice and hacking it into an adorable cropped top, too! It is part of the Sedimentary Capsule, and pairs well with Sew Liberated's Metamorphic Dress, Arenite Pants, Gypsum Skirt, and Strata Top.
This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners. You will learn how to sew bust darts, bias facings, inseam pockets, button plackets, and inset sleeves.
Fabric and materials recommendations:
The Hinterland Dress is designed for woven fabrics. Look for mid-weight linen, silk noil, cotton ikat, and light- to mid-weight chambray or denim. Note that if you want to extend the skirt length beyond the provided midi length, you will need to purchase extra fabric.
The Mei Tai is a traditional Asian baby carrier that allows you to carry the baby in the front, on the back, or on the hip. Its wide straps and even distribution of weight across the back make it very comfortable.
There's no hardware or uncomfortable metal rings that pinch. The pattern also features an optional pocket that doubles as a stuff sack for storage when not in use.
The Mei Tai pattern features a unique internal “X-harness” for extra safety and back support for the baby. Also included is an optional pocket that doubles as a stuff sack for storage of the Mei Tai when not in use.
The Emmeline Apron is the one you’ve been waiting for - modern, stylish, and fun to sew. You’ll never want to take it off! Best of all, Emmeline is completely reversible, so it’s like two aprons in one. It can be tied in the front or back. Make it for yourself, your mother, your grandmother, and your friends. It’s guaranteed to add some spunk to your culinary adventures!
A knit dress that feels like wearing secret pajamas. Optional pockets. Multiple sleeve and length options. A close-fitting tee perfect for layering. A pattern-hacker's canvas. Tons of tips for sewing with knits. And a lot of love - wrapped up into one amazing pattern! Get your sewing machine humming, and find let your inner beauty shine through to the outside with the Stasia Dress.
The Stasia's secret is a v-front bodice, which provides plenty of room below for beautiful bellies (I call mine the empty baby house!) Wearing your Stasia Dress, your belly and hips will be free to hike, dance, and do all sorts of wonderful activities while still feeling like a you’re wearing your pajamas.
All yardage based on 58” wide knit fabric. Fabric needs at least 40% stretch and quick recovery. For a flowy, soft dress or shirt, choose a fabric with rayon or bamboo content, in addition to spandex. For a more structured dress (and if you choose to add pockets) look for a mid-to-heavy weight fabric with at least 40% stretch and good recovery such as French terry, cotton jersey or ponte.
The Matcha is a swingy, easy-to-sew top with a stunning, mandarin-inspired neckline. Designed to highlight your collar bone, it leaves your waist free to move around comfortably. Both sleeveless and sleeved versions feature a unique shoulder construction with faux epaulets. The Matcha hits at the hip and is breastfeeding-friendly. Show off your favorite bracelets and bangles with the elbow-length, beautifully angled sleeves, and sew up the sleeveless version to pair perfectly with a cardigan or jean jacket, making it an essential all-season pattern.
Level: Confident beginner
2-1/2 yards of mid-weight, soft fabric with a nice drape. Good options include cotton ikat, double gauze, rayon, and silk crepe-de-chine and charmeuse. Some linens will work, as long as they drape well.
8" x 8" square of featherweight fusible interfacing
2 sets of hooks and eyes
Basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, pins and pincushion, seam ripper, quilting pen or tailor's chalk, and iron.
The Gypsum Skirt is the fraternal twin of the Arenite Pants - same ridiculously comfortable waistband and drapey pockets, more flounce. Layer it under or over dresses, wear it with a boxy top or cami, and shorten or lengthen the pattern depending on the season.
View A has unique, crescent-shaped pockets and instructions for French-seamed pockets and flat-felled seam finishes of the four skirt panels.
View B is the perfect introduction to garment sewing (or just a quick sew) with the same shape as View A, but sporting only two panels and inserted, side seam pockets.
Fabric and materials recommendations:
The Gypsum Skirt is designed for woven fabrics. For View A, look for rayon challis, tencel twill, silk noil, or other fabric with fantastic drape. View B can handle a slightly stiffer woven fabric in addition to those recommended for View A. Good possibilities include mid-weight linen, double gauze, cotton ikats, and lightweight denim.
For View A:
45”-wide fabric: 3 1/2 yards
54”-wide fabric: 2 3/4 yards
For View B:
Sizes 0-12, all fabric widths: 3 1/4 yards
Sizes 14-24, all fabric widths: 3 1/2 yards
For the waistband, I recommend Dritz 2” Soft Waistband Elastic.
The Arenite Pants are the luxuriously deep-pocketed, slouchy pants of your dreams. Incredibly versatile and amazingly cozy, you can wear these high-waisted pants for date night, in the office, or as pajamas. The pattern includes three leg finishing options – a knit cuff, an elasticated woven cuff, or a dressier hem. Learn to sew French seams, flat-felled seams and a comfortable, non-twist elastic waistband for a made-to-last, beautifully crafted wardrobe staple. This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners. It is the perfect project for those new to sewing pants, as the fit is very forgiving.
Fabric and materials recommendations: The Arenite Pant is designed for woven fabrics, with the exception of the knit cuff option. For the main pant, look for rayon challis, tencel twill, or silk noil. The essential characteristic of the woven fabric is fantastic drape.
45” (1.2 m)-wide fabric, sizes 0-16: 3 yards (2.75 m)
45” (1.2 m)-wide fabric, sizes 18-24: 3.6 yards (3.3 m)
54” (1.4 m)-wide fabric, sizes 0-14: 2.5 yards (2.3 m)
54” (1.4 m)-wide fabric, sizes 16-24: 3 yards (2.75 m)
For the knit cuff option, you will need 1/2 yard (0.5 m) of knit fabric with Lycra or spandex content to insure good recovery.
For the waist and elasticized woven cuffs, we recommend Dritz 2” Soft Waistband Elastic.
This lovingly designed dress contours to your curves, with pattern pieces not just for sizes 2-20, but also for A-D cups. You get a great fit without tricky bust adjustments.
The bodice is fully-lined, allowing you to use lighter-weight fabrics. It looks great in wool too, making it an all-season design. Try the sleeveless version in summer and the 3/4-length sleeves in the chill.
Two pocket versions, a decorative sash, and buttons down the front complete the dress. Buttonholes are made optional by an invisible zipper that we show you how to install up the back.
This is an intermediate pattern, but with resources for beginners who want to step up. It includes instructions, assembly diagrams and full-size pattern pieces for women’s sizes 2-20 and cup sizes A-D.
Light- to mid-weight fabric with a nice drape such as voile, rayon, double-gauze, linen, and silk.
The Brynna Dress will be your dress for the office, an afternoon coffee date or a night out with your favorite someone. Simple construction allows you to make one in every fabric in your stash! Its easy fit and flattering gathers at the waist makes the Brynna Dress complement any body style. This dress has a sailor collar with loop and choice of short or 3/4 length sleeves.
Stylish, flattering, and quick to sew, the Schoolhouse Tunic is a versatile addition to your wardrobe. Make the tunic-length to wear as a dress or over jeans - or make a shirt-length version. The Schoolhouse Tunic features front and back pleats, 3/4-length sleeves with optional elastic gathering at the cuff, and an open bodice perfect for layering over your favorite camisole or tank.
Invigorate your casual wardrobe with the breezy Paloma. The Paloma is as comfortable as your most-loved t-shirt, but adds a shapely, elegant flair. The Paloma has a flat front and gathering at the sides. It can be easily sewn on any sewing machine. This pattern includes three variations - top, tunic or dress - and can be made with short- or 3/4-length sleeves.
A stunning shirtwaist dress that will go with anyone’s wardrobe, Clara will surprise you with its keyhole sleeve details, in-seam pockets, and fabulously twirly skirt. Clara features an elastic waist that makes it both comfortable and forgiving in fit.
The directions walk you through construction details like the shawl collar, placket and pocket construction, and making bias tape to finish the feminine sleeves.
Whatever your treasures, the Mischievous Gnome Messenger Bag is your trove. Features a large rear pocket for magazines and books, two front pockets for easy access, and a generously-sized zipper pocket on the inside. Finished bag measures 13" x 15". Includes easy-to-follow photo tutorial instructions and full-sized pattern pieces. It is suitable for advanced beginners
Essex Linen-Cotton Blends
One of our favorites! This versitile woven works well in quilts, clothing, bags, and home decor.