With a modern, slim fit ideal for layering, the Lark Tee is your closet's new best friend. It's great on its own or under your favorite button up, sweater, or blazer. All four sleeves are interchangeable with each of the necklines resulting in 16 potential different tees in one pattern!
Techniques involved include sewing with knits, straight seams, and attaching binding.
SUGGESTED FABRICS: Light to medium weight jersey knits with a minimum of 20% stretch. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, and one way print designs.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS & FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: See image with this information
Briar T-Shirt and Sweater - Sizes 0-20 - Megan Nielsen
The stylish alternative to a basic t-shirt or sweater. Pattern features a high scooped front hem, low curved back hem, and includes two lengths, two neckline finishes, three sleeve lengths and two patch pockets.
Version 1: a short sleeved crop top
Version 2: a cropped sweater
Version 3: a standard length tee with patch pocket
Version 4: a standard length tee with long sleeves
This modern, slim-fitting t-shirt pattern that can be made with a crew-neck or a 1” wide henley placket and long or short sleeves. Use either fine or medium weight knits to create either a shirt or light sweater. The sleeves and hem can be turned and hemmed or finished with bands.
Instructions for sewing with knits are thorough and include finishing suggestions, step-by-step illustrations and both beginner or intermediate sewing options.
Please see the image of the back of the pattern for sizing and fabric requirements.
The Toaster Sweaters consist of two different high neck top designs to keep you toasty warm and stylish in the cooler months. They are both very simple to sew and perfect for sewists of all levels who want to try their hand at sewing knits. These sweaters are designed to be constructed using knit fabric with at least 20% stretch around the width of the body.
Sweater #1: Is a closer fitting, semi-cropped sweatshirt/sweater. It works best when sewn in thick, stiff knits with some body to keep the neck standing upright. It features raglan sleeves, a wide waistband, a loose turtleneck, long cuffs and falls between the high and low hip. It’s great in a standard sweatshirt fleece (with stretch) however, it’s also extremely handsome in a sweater knit to dress it up a bit.
Sweater #2: Is an easy top/sweater that can be dressed up or down. It is somewhat fitted through the shoulders and sleeves and then swings out a bit at the underarms and hem. It features a semi-high-neck that takes its inspiration from funnel and boat necks. It also has mitered side vents with a hi-low hem that is 1” shorter in the front than the back. The front hem falls just below the high hip. Sew it in a boiled wool knit, a wool jersey or ponte for a more dressed up look. Sew it in a sweatshirt fleece (with stretch) or jersey knit for a more casual look.
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.
Very loose-fitting jacket has dropped shoulders and contrast bands. Fitted pullover halter top has back button loop closure and contrast neckband. Close-fitting pull-on skirt has elastic in wide waistband.
C, D: For moderate stretch knits only
Sizes: 6 -14
A, B: Crepes, Rayons, Faille, Challis, Cotton, Cotton Blends.
C, D: For Moderate Stretch Knits (35% Cross Grain): Ponte, Interlock. Unsuitable for obvious diagonals.
B: One 1/2" (1.3 cm) Buttons.
C, D: 1 yd. (1 m) of 1/2" (1.3 cm) Wide Elastic.
Square Neck Top - Friday Pattern Company - Sizes XS-7X
The Square Neck Top is a boxy dolman sleeved top with a square neckline. It is slightly cropped. It is a great beginner sewing pattern and includes pattern pieces to make the top from a knit or woven fabric!
KNIT VERSION: Knit fabrics with at least 20% 4-way stretch are suitable. Cotton jersey, rib knits, lightweight french terry are a few types of fabric that would be great. Generally, sturdier knits are easier to work with and drapier thinner knits are a little more difficult.
WOVEN VERSION: The woven Square Neck top looks great in linen, cotton, rayon, silk, etc! The fabric you choose will affect how your top looks. If you choose a drapey fabric like a rayon or silk you will have more of a blouse-y look. If you choose something like linen it will have a more structured vibe.
Arlo Track Jacket - Friday Pattern Company - Sizes XS-7X
The Arlo Track Jacket is the perfect lightweight layer. It features a sport collar, interesting seamlines, and comfortable front pockets. The Arlo is fitted without being tight and comes with three length options: short 22”/56cm, medium 24”/61cm, and long 26”/66cm. It is the type of zip-up you can wear on its own in fall and under a warm coat in winter. This is a unisex pattern and looks great on all gender expressions! This pattern is intermediate but is achievable by the confident beginner.
Purchase includes sizes XS/0 - 7X/32 (32”/81cm -60”/152cm chest).
Intermediate level sewing.
Designed for knit fabrics.
This jacket is designed for knits with at least 20% cross grain stretch. French terry, sweatshirt fleece, ponte, and other sturdy knits are ideal for this pattern. Knits that are really drapey are not suitable for this pattern.
Adrienne Blouse - Friday Pattern Company - Sizes XS-4X
The Adrienne Blouse is a fashion forward wardrobe essential. It is a knit top with billowy statement sleeves that are gathered up at the shoulders and hems with elastic. The length is slightly cropped with the hem hitting just below your bellybutton.
Includes sizes XS - 4X
Beginner level sewing
Designed for knit fabrics
Cosmos Sweatshirt & Elemental Pencil Skirt Sizes 00-34 - Sew House Seven
The Cosmos Sweatshirt is an oversized raglan knit top designed with comfort and style in mind. this classic sweatshirt is a quick and easy make and features a wide bottom band landing just above the hip.
The Elemental Pencil Skirt is a slim, high waist pencil skirt with a hidden elastic waistband designed for knit fabrics with at least 50% horizontal stretch.
Options & Features:
Version #1 - features a funnel neck that lands about mid-neck height and is self-faced with the raglan seams continuing up into the neck.
Version #2 - features a more traditional curved neckline with a neckband.
Whether you're working out or relaxing at home, look fantastic and feel comfortable in our Pacific Leggings! Curved seams are flattering on a variety of figures. The wide waistband sits below the natural waist with narrow elastic along the top edge for a smooth, flat finish. Gusset crotch ensures a comfortable fit and wide range of movement.
View B features contrast panels with colourblocking potential. Both A and B are a generous full length, while View C leggings are a cropped length, to about mid-calf. The back zippered pocket on View B is handy and practical, zipping shut securely to hold your keys, cash or phone. It's big enough to hold even the larger mobile phones, including the iPhone 6 shown in the photos!
Bonus: You don't need a serger to sew these leggings! It's a quick project to sew, with a flattering fit.
The perfect layering piece! Wear it over sports bras and knit tops, wear it under jackets, or wear it on its own. Cool details make this more than just a simple sweatshirt top.
Level: Advanced Beginner
View A features contrast yoke and sleeve panels that come to a point at centre front and centre of the sleeve, and long sleeves. View B has a plain front, crew neck, and three quarter length sleeves. It's a great go-to basic! View C has a set-in collar detail that has the appearance of a separate collar, but won't flip up or shift around. This collar is guaranteed to lay flat! View C has elbow-length short sleeves. All views have a plain back with no seaming or detailing so your movement isn't restricted.
Instead of standard machine-stitched hems, the sleeve and body hems are finished with fabric bands. These banded hems are easy to sew and finish the edge in a professional-looking way.
The Marianne Dress is a casual knit dress with a figure skimming silhouette, above the knee length, round neckline with binding, and kimono cap sleeves.The Marianne Dress is sized from 0–18 and all sizes are included in one envelope with an instruction booklet and printed tissue paper pattern.
View A has a Peter Pan collar on the front, sewn into the neck binding and shoulder seams.
View B has a seam above the bust and across the back with contrast fabric, 3/4-length sleeves attached to the kimono cap sleeve, and contrast cuffs with 3-button decorative detail.
Nettie is a quick and easy to make wardrobe staple. Close-fitting with high cut arms, she can be made into a knit dress or a bodysuit. This pattern is infinitely customizable with a choice of three sleeve lengths, two neckline and three back variations.
Go modest with a bateau neckline or show off some skin with a scoop neck and low back version. The bodysuit variation has a low cut bum to prevent annoying panty lines, along with an optional snap crotch so you won’t have to get naked to use the ladies’ room. The leg and neck openings are finished with knit bands, with an optional snap crotch or supportive shelf bra.
Sizes: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only
4-way stretch fabrics with good recovery and at least 50% crosswise stretch; cotton-lycra and lycra are ideal. 2-way stretch fabrics such as ponte are only recommended for the dress variation, as long as they also stretch at least 50%. A 10” square scrap of lining fabric like rayon bemberg or silk charmeuse for the optional snap crotch
3 metal snaps for the snap crotch (optional)
Stretch or jersey needle
Clear elastic or twill tape to stabilize shoulder seams
Part of the Vancouver collection, the Dunbar sports bra or tank top looks as professional as ready-to-wear! Both top and sports bra is fully lined, with a powernet shelf bra that includes pockets for optional padding or removeable bra cups. Racerback styling and contrast seaming gives it a cool modern look.
Choose high-impact contrast like black and white, or opt for tone-on-tone fabrics for a subtler look. Edges are bound with fabric binding strips. View A is a mid-hip length tank top with a shelf bra lining. View B is a sports bra with elastic along the lower edge.
Sewaholic patterns, based out of Vancouver, Canada, are designed by Tasia St. Germaine. The patterns are designed primarily with a pear-shaped figure in mind: smaller bust and waist, larger hips.
Please click on the link below to download a pdf of the pattern's envelope back for information on sizing and fabric requirements.
Mabel is a quick, easy, and versatile skirt pattern. It is also your perfect introduction to sewing with knits! Because it uses heavy knit fabrics, you get all the benefits of sewing with stable wovens, along with the speed and comfort of sewing with knits.
Women's sizes XS - 3XL
Skill level: Beginner
Because Mabel can be sewn up in three different styles, it’s a great wardrobe staple. Versions 1 and 2 are mid-thigh length skirts, ideal for warm spring and summer days or worn with a sweater and leggings in the winter. Version 2 is embellished with a faux placket and center buttons. Version 3 is an above-the-knee length pencil skirt with seam details and a kick pleat. All three versions are pull-on style with a mid-rise, contoured waistband.