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 balloon sleeves of this simple top and dress are the only detail that it requires to stand out. Less is more. The full sleeves are gathered with a tie which is threaded through a buttonhole, alternatively you can omit this buttonhole and insert elastic instead.
Skill level – intermediate. This is a paper pattern that includes sizes UK 6 – 18.
Suggested Fabrics: lighter weight woven fabrics, linen and linen blends, poplin, hemp and hemp blends, cotton chambray, rayon, and rayon blends. The more structured the fabric the more sculptural your top will look.
Fabric Requirements with or without nap (in metres)
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.
This sweet and ﬂattering dress features a cut-out scoop neckline, an above-the-knee hemline, pockets, and shirring in the back for an easy, comfortable ﬁt. No zippers or closures are needed, making it a wonderful project for the intermediate sewist! The pattern can be made without sleeves, with a basic scoop neckline, as a tunic, or with a longer skirt to achieve a large number of different looks.
Light to medium-weight cotton or cotton-blend fabrics such as shirting, voile, double gauze, quilting cotton, poplin or cotton-linen blends
1 1/4 yard prepackaged single-fold bias tape (or cut your own 1 1/4" wide bias strips)
This pattern by Deer and Doe is a subtly fitted blouse with Chelsea collar and shoulder yoke. You have two options for construction, version A with 3/4 sleeves and version B with short sleeves.
This pattern has a size range of 34 to 46.
This intermediate pattern recommends using lawn, chiffon, rayon or silk. When viewing fabric requirements consider that extra fabric should be allowed to match stripes of plaids in the case of directional fabric. In addition to the fabric you will need 25" of lightweight fusible interfacing.
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.
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.
The Lela Tunic & Blouse are easy to wear and casual. The side vents on View B, Tunic provide style and ease. The Lela Tunic & Blouse feature dolman sleeves and the neckline and sleeve hem finish with bias. Use a contrasting fabric for a beautiful detail.
The Amelia dress, with a bias cut and easy fit, is a versatile dress. Made of cotton or linen, it is the perfect everyday dress. Sew it up in silk or wool and it becomes the perfect dress for day to night!
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
The Farrow features an elegant A-line shape with flattering diagonal seaming concealing inseam pockets, and a jewel neckline.
View A is for wearing during the balmy days of summer.
View B features bracelet sleeves and is the perfect option for cooler temperatures in the spring and autumn. Layer it with tights and a Driftless Cardigan for the snowy days of winter. Dress it up with heels and dress it down with boots.
Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, setting sleeves, inseam pockets, and applying facings.
DIFFICULTY: Advanced Beginner
SUGGESTED FABRICS: Light to medium weight fabrics ranging from linen, linen blends, cotton, lightweight wool and wool blends, silk charmeuse, and silk twill. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints.
The Archer Button Up is a loosely fitted button up shirt with long sleeves.
View A has angled cuffs and a back pleat at yoke.
View B has straight cuffs and a gathered lower back detail.
Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, setting sleeves, continuous button plackets, adding a shirt collar and buttons & buttonholes.
Suggested Fabrics: Light to medium weight fabrics ranging from silk charmeuse, crepe de chine, cotton shirting, poplin, chambray, sateen, lightweight to midweight denim, linen, linen blends, and flannel. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints.
Notions: Thread, fusible interfacing, 9 - ⅜” to ½” buttons
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.
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