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 Dress Shirt is a lightweight, versatile dress with a relaxed and classic cut to be worn loose. Includes a rolled up sleeve or a short sleve. Choose a fabric with drape such as linen or lighter weight cottons.
Skill level: Beginner
This is a multi-size paper pattern, including sizes 8 - 18.
The Japanese inspired lines of the Gyo make a neat and decisive statement. Wear as an evening dress or as cool and beautiful summer wear.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Recommended Fabric: light to medium weight woven cloth such as linen, double gauze or cotton poplin. Using a crispy tightly woven cloth will make a boxy sculptural top, whereas linen will give you something much softer and flowing. Don’t use anything too thick as the skinny strap needs to be turned through. The top takes little fabric so it’s a great excuse to use something special.
This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 6 – 18. Seam allowances are 1.5cm and are included in the pattern.
Millions (well, thousands, maybe) of colorful striped buoys dot the waters along the coast of Maine. These buoys are used to mark the location of lobster traps on the ocean floor, each lobsterman has their own unique color or color pattern so that his or her traps are easily identified.
Now you can create your own full-scale, soft stuffed buoy in a one-of-a-kind color and pattern combination!
The Camp Shirt + Dress pattern makes a classic convertible-collar blouse and dress. Details include a yoke and optional chest pockets. The blouse (View A) includes a curved hem and long sleeves with a button cuff and tower placket. The dress (View B) features a curved hem and cuffed short sleeves. This pattern includes separate pieces for A/B, C, and D cup sizes to get you the perfect fit.
This pattern works best with light- to medium-weight woven drapey fabrics like linen, silk, and rayon. It can also be sewn in crisp fabrics like cotton shirting, lawn, and voile.
Coordinating thread, featherweight fusible interfacing, nine 3/8"–1/2" buttons.
This easy-to-sew and easy-to-wear pull-on, loose-fitting, sleeveless blouse features a keyhole back opening, side panels to provide a contrast fabric option, darts for shaping, and separate pattern pieces for A/B, C, and D cups to enhance fit. The pattern eliminates side seams for a fun and unusual take on a slightly boxy top, and it has a gentle shaped hem and bias facings at the neck and arms.
This pattern works best with drapey woven fabrics such as silk, loosely woven cottons, double gauze, linen, rayon, and crepe. Pair two different fabrics for the front/back and side panels.
Coordinating thread, one 3/8" button, featherweight fusible interfacing.
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 Zoe Dress is a semi-fitted shift with beautiful, unusual design lines. It features princess seams at the front and back, which gently sculpt the dress to your body, and a french dart to fit the dress at the bust.
With no waist seam, the long princess lines elongate the body to create a flattering silhouette, gently bringing you in at the waist. Darts at the back neckline fit the dress to your shoulders to eliminate gape, and a facing finishes the neckline beautifully.
Zoe comes with two sleeve length options – a shorter sleeve, perfect for summer or underneath cardigans, and a classic 3/4 length for cooler weather. The dress closes at the center back with a neat invisible zip, and the front princess seams house everyone's favorite in-seam pockets.
Perfect for work, Zoe is the ultimate outfit-in-one for those days when you need to head out of the door in a hurry. Practical yet chic and stylish, pair her with a blazer for a smart office look, or a chunky necklace and heels for an evening out.
Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner
Fabric Suggestions:Zoe works best in medium weight woven fabrics with some structure and body. Think chambray, lightweight denims, cotton poplin, stretch cotton and sateen, lightweight wool, suiting, brocades, jacquards, as well as medium to heavy weight crepes. For a summer dress cotton lawn would also work nicely. We recommending avoiding anything too lightweight with lots of drape (such as rayon), as these won’t hold the shape of the dress.
This simple and pretty A-line skirt with high waistband is quick to sew and flattering to wear. Version 1 has a pointed center waist, version 2 has a shaped curved band. Version 3 has a straight waistband, with skirt cut on the bias. Choose a striped fabric with Version 3 for a beautiful chevron effect at the front and back!
This pattern is in English, translated from French.
Suggested fabrics: Cotton, poplin, lawn, linen, very lightweight wool, fine corduroy.
Fabric Requirements: Note: This pattern is written for 56" wide fabrics. When using 45" wide fabric, more fabric will be necessary.
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Citronille sewing patterns are designed by the French designer Astrid Le Provost, who has published more than 100 patterns to date. She recently translated a couple dozen patterns into English. While the patterns are fairly simple, they do not offer the same kind of detailed help and instructions as you will find with some companies such as Colette, Oliver + S, and some of the translations are slightly unclear, so we do not recommend them for beginners. We carry all the English patterns at our shop and online. If there is a Citronille pattern you see in French that you’d love to sew, please let us know.
Citronille is a French company, and most of their patterns are released only in French. We are excited to be able to offer this wonderful line to our customers. With permission from Citronille, we have made a complete translation of this pattern into English. We worked to make our translation easy to follow and as direct as possible from Citronille's pattern. We did not add to or take away from their directions.
When purchasing this pattern, you will receive Citronille's pattern directions and paper pattern pieces (printed on good quality white paper), all written in French. We will include two additional pages. One page will contain a complete translation into English of all the directions for the pattern. The other page contains the common directions that are found in every pattern, as well as a list of all the French you might find on the pattern pieces, translated into English. The pattern piece translations should be quite easy to use as the list is in alphabetical order in French, so you will be able to search quickly for any French terms you come across on the pattern pieces.
Ashland A-line and Culottes are perfect everyday wear featuring a wide yoke waistband for a flattering fit and comfort. The skirt has just the right amount of flirty swing, and the culottes feature an easy fit through the thigh and flare below the knee to pair with boots or sandals.
The Ashland A-line Skirt and Culottes pattern offers options! The skirt pattern is a gentle a-line that can be a knee-length, mid-length or maxi length skirt. The culottes are full and flared and also offer 3 different length options. Both styles feature a fitted waistband with a shaped back for a perfect, comfortable fit. The pattern is sized from XS to XL.
The Doris Dress is the perfect summer’s day dress. Feminine and romantic, throw it on and you’ll be set for that picnic in the park, day out at the beach, or hey, even a stint at the office. A truly versatile wardrobe staple, the Doris Dress will keep you looking elegant and put-together no matter what you get up to this season.
Inspired by Lisa’s love of vintage 1950’s fashion and pretty feminine shapes, the Doris Dress is semi-fitted with a flattering scooped neck bodice, bust pleats for delicate shaping and floaty grown-on sleeves. The waist can be left unfitted for warmer days, or cinched in at the back with the attached ties or fixed back belt.
The fluted panelled skirt has two length variations – short and cute above the knee, or an elegant below the knee option. The Doris Dress closes with a concealed zip in the side seam and has an optional buttonhole closure at the centre front. The bodice is finished with facings for a neat finish on the inside.
Sewing Level:The Doris Dress is an intermediate level sewing pattern. You will need to know how to insert a concealed zip.
Fabric Suggestions:We recommend a lightweight woven fabric for the Doris Dress, ideally with a good amount of drape. The skirt and grown-on sleeves will hang best if the fabric has some drape. Think rayon, viscose and crepe. However the Doris Dress also works beautifully in cotton, so if you’re not experienced sewing with drapey fabrics and would prefer to use something more stable, you could try a cotton lawn, poplin, or a lightweight linen.
The comfort and ease of these elastic waist pants make them perfect for active babies and toddlers. They're cut slightly long so that they can be cuffed and un-cuffed as the child grows. Beautiful French seams lend the pants an heirloom quality, and their simple construction makes them a breeze to sew.
This pattern has 7 sizes from 0 months to 3 years.
Dress No. 1 is a sleeveless dress that is extremely wearable with a flattering A-line silhouette. The neck and armholes are finished with bias tape facing and top-stitched patch pockets add both flair and utility.
Dress No. 3 is a caftan with a V-neck front and center seam. The sleeves and body are one piece and side vents add to the freedom of movement. It's perfect for lounging inside or pool-side. You will want to wear this everywhere.
The pattern is best suited to cotton lawn and voile, light-weight linen and natural fiber blend fabric (no jersey or knits)
The instruction book takes you through all the steps, from tracing and cutting the pattern pieces, to making and sewing bias tape. Dress length is 42 inches (117 cm) - 45 inches (124 cm) from shoulder. The pattern is printed on bond paper, with four nested sizes.
Tunic No. 1 is a dropped-shoulder top with two options for length, a cropped shirt or tunic. This relaxed garment is perfect for layering and stitches up quickly! The neck is finished with bias tape facing and there is an optional patch pocket. First published in issue 8 of Taproot Magazine.
Fabric requirements: 2 1/4 - 2 5/8 yards (2.1 - 2.4 meters) for the tunic length or 1 7/8 - 2/14 yards (1.75 - 2.1 meters) for the shirt length
The pattern is best suited to mid to light weight cotton, linen, or natural fiber blend fabric (no jersey or knits)
The instruction book takes you through all the steps, from tracing and cutting the pattern pieces, attaching the sleeves, to making and sewing bias tape. The pattern is printed on bond paper, with four nested sizes.
Pants no. 1 is an elastic-waist pair of cropped pants with a relaxed fit. Make your handmade wardrobe complete with multiple pairs of fancy pants! The pattern calls for mid-weight fabric, such as linen, cotton, or natural fiber blend.
This pattern contains sizes XS through 4XL - See Below for measurements.
An instruction booklet walks you through the steps, from tracing and cutting the pattern pieces, to inserting the elastic waistband. The pattern is printed on two sheets of bond paper, with eight nested sizes.
This cleverly constructed smock will inspire a little one’s creativity with its oversized pockets for storing supplies and treasures. Make a top or dress, and choose between sleeveless or long sleeve. It’s a perfect project for learning more advanced techniques, such as binding a neckline and setting a sleeve.