Every woman‘s wardrobe needs that go-to top that is stylish and easy to wear. Our sewing pattern, The Blouse, is such a versatile make you‘ll be wearing this all year round. Made using lightweight fabrics, The Blouse offers an alternative option to the traditional shirt.
With an elegant stand collar and three-quarter length sleeves, The Blouse is loosely fitted providing practical ease and comfort for your day-to-day activities while being chic enough to wear in the evening or at the weekend.
The Blouse is made without darts and includes a button placket, collar and elasticated cuffs making it ideal for confident beginners looking to sew their first blouse.
Pattern sizes- UK 6 - UK 22
Skill level- Beginner - Intermediate
Perfect in cottons and other lightweight fabrics that are soft. Consider making The Blouse in silk or viscose for added luxury.
Fabric, thread, x8 9mm wide buttons, 1 metre elastic (5mm wide), 0.50cm light weight/soft iron on interfacing, buttonhole presser foot.
The Nikko pattern is perfect for medium weight knit fabric with an approximate 75% stretch such as rib knit, sweater knit, bamboo knit, or stretch velvet. All four versions of this advanced beginner pattern have a simple and stylish mock turtleneck.
Views A and B are tops with a fitted silhouette that is perfect to pair with a high waisted bottom like the Lander pattern.
Views C and D are straighter through the waist and hip, extending to the ankle, with knee-length side slits to complete the dress.
Views A and C are both sleeveless, cut to resemble a racerback, but with enough coverage to wear a regular bra.
Views B and D have long fitted sleeves that reach the wrist.
In addition to the fabric you will need: Coordinating thread, a ball point sewing machine needle, 1/4” clear elastic (1/2 yd). (Optional: twin stretch sewing needle, fusible stretch) tape.
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.
The Heroine jeans are fitted to the waist with a straight, generous leg and a healthy turn up.
Skill level: Experienced but achievable if you take it step by step!
This is a pattern that we would advise making a toile first, firstly to adjust the fit if needed but secondly to familiarize with the pattern instructions. We have not used a traditional run and fell jeans seam, we have chosen instead to topstitch the seam, which is easier to achieve on a domestic machine. We have found that a heavy duty thread rather than a topstitch thread gives a more authentic look to the topstitching and is easier to use. You may find that you get a better stitch using a matching standard ‘sew all’ thread in the bobbin.
This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 6 – 18. 1.5cm seam allowance is included in the pattern unless otherwise stated.
We recommend using 8 – 12.5oz non stretch denim (up to 14oz with a heavy duty machine.)
You will also need:
17.5cm/7″ metal jeans zip
1 x button approx 18mm
Large eye sewing needle
Plain cotton fabric for pocket bags
Heavy duty contrast thread/top stitching thread
Matching standard contrast thread (to use in bobbin)
A note about pre-washing your denim:
We recommend pre-washing your denim before sewing. Putting a large piece of medium-heavy weight denim into the washing machine can sometimes lead to white creases in the denim, this is because it is a stiff fabric so it doesn’t have room to move around. We recommend doing the following to help this not to happen:
Wash your denim on its own for the first wash. You don’t need to use detergent if you don’t want to.
Wet the fabric first before putting it into the drum.
If you can break up your denim fabric into half this will help. Or if you have your pattern already you may be able to break it into smaller parts by looking at the lay plan – leave some wiggle room!
For the first wash use a delicate 30 degree cycle with a low spin.
If any white creases develop ironing whilst still damp will help.
Do not tumble dry.
When you have made the jeans we would recommend washing them inside out.
This copious bucket bag has space for an almost infinite amount of stuff. Make it in traditional British oilskin, sturdy canvas, cotton drill or denim. Fully lined with 3 divided internal pockets. The most useful of bags.
Part of our Rome Collection, the Pietra Pants & Shorts are the best of both worlds; a flat front, high-waisted silhouette with the comfort of an elastic waist in the back. Featuring lengthening panels in the front with slanted hip pockets and a hidden waist stay, you’ll never want to take them off.
Choose between four leg styles: a wide leg in floor-skimming or cropped length (View A), a slim and tapered leg (View B), or gently flared shorts (View C).
This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more defined shape, use structured wovens such as linen, chambray, or lightweight denim or twill (heavyweight wovens may create too much volume at the elastic waist). For a swishy, glamorous look, use rayon challis, tencel, or silk.
A useful and fun backpack to make! It’s great for any outing where you need to be hands free! The foldover top and closure keep things secure, while the front zippered pocket keeps essentials within easy reach. Adjustable straps make it wearable in any season.
foldover top with closure
front exterior zippered pocket
interior slip pocket
Skill Level: Intermediate, or adventurous Advanced Beginner
+ Approx. Finished Dimensions: 15” tall (closed), 10 ½” wide x 4” deep (at base)
Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.
¾ yard (½ yard if 54”-wide fabric) Exterior Fabric
½ yard Contrast Bottom Fabric
1 ½ yards Lining Fabric (includes exterior closure, straps, and interior pocket)
3 ½ yards Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 - 20"-wide)
Recommended Fabrics: Waxed canvas (10-12 oz. weight), cork fabric, cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim for exterior and contrast bottom fabrics (quilting cotton may be substituted for exterior fabric requirement, add ½ yard of 6-9 oz. weight 44”-wide cotton canvas/duckcloth for stabilizer and an 18” square of low-loft cotton batting). Quilting cotton for lining fabric.
^=omit if using waxed canvas/cork
Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, glue pen (Sewline glue pen is my favorite), size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, turning tool, (optional) 9” length of 1”-wide cotton webbing/leather (replaces Hang Loop cut from Lining fabric), (if using quilting cotton for exterior fabric requirement) quilter’s spray baste, hera marker, walking foot
1 1/8 yards (1 m) of 1” (2.5 cm) wide cotton or poly webbing for top handles
2 ½ (2.2 m) yards of 1 ½” (3.8 cm) wide cotton or poly webbing for straps
3 ½ (3.2 m) yards straight-grain ½” (12 mm) wide double fold binding
Recommended Fabrics: canvas (7-9 oz. weight) or waxed canvas (10-12 oz. weight) for exterior fabric, quilting cotton for lining fabric
^ =omit if using waxed canvas
Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen or tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, size 90/14 or 100/16 Denim or Microtex needle, (Optional) 2 1/4” wide x 1 ½” tall (5.7 cm x 3.8 cm) piece of leather for patch, (Optional) 2 rivets - 8-9 mm head with 6-8 mm posts (and corresponding setting tool)
The Aldaia dress is designed for knit fabrics, with no closure so it can be pulled up easily. Front princess seams and back darts make the bodice easy to fit. You can mix all the different necklines, sleeves and skirts options to make a unique dress.
View A: V neck, elbow length sleeves with bands and short panelled skirt. View B: wrap style bodice, sleeveless and below-the-knee pencil skirt. View C: jewel neckline finished with facing, short sleeves and 6-gore skirt.
Sizes 34 - 48
FABRIC Medium weight knit fabrics with 20% to 30% stretch such as cotton jersey, ponte milano, neoprene, french terry...
Roller Skate Dress and Tunic, Oliver + S, Child Size 5-12
Are you ready with your skates? This cute and easy dress can also be made as a tunic, with two different styles for each length. All views include built-in cap sleeves, Empire-waist elastic casing, and keyhole-with-button opening at back.
Views A and C feature a ribbon bow detail at the front casing; Views B and D include a contrasting neck facing with V notch.
Dress/Tunic: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, lawn, voile, and linen. Lining: Lightweight cottons like voile, lawn, or batiste.
Coordinating thread, one 3/8" or 1/2" button, 1 yard of 1/2"-wide elastic, a scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing, 18" of 1/2"-wide ribbon (Views A and C).
This sweater is a grown up version of the classic hoodie. It will be a wardrobe staple due to its cozy boxy shape and hard wearing cuffed hems but there is no worry of looking like a slob while wearing it!
Both versions contain stylish features that elevate it beyond pure utilitarianism: Variation 1 features a unique squared neckline and a stylish shawl collar. It also includes an optional neckline facing that can be used to feature contrast fabrics as a finishing touch to the garment interior. Variation 2 includes a roomy lined hood that crosses over at the front to join to the squared neckline as well as the classic kangaroo pocket to protect hands from the elements.
Please see the image of the back of the pattern for sizing and fabric requirements.
A modern slim-fitting design with athletic sizing. The pattern is designed for men, but looks great on women as well! The fold-over shawl collar cardigan can look trendy or classic depending on the fabric choice. The sweater is slim fitting with long cuffed sleeves.
This piece sews up quickly in a forgiving knit and features several customizable details such as a shoulder and back yoke (easily included or left out), small or large collar, and decorative top-stitching. Instructions clearly indicate when certain details can be added or removed and contain tips on how to simplify sewing with knits.
Please see the image of the back of the pattern for sizing and fabric requirements.
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!