sewing patterns

New Liesl + Co. patterns for everyday style

The new sewing patterns from Liesl & Co have been designed to work as wardrobe essentials but without being too basic. The patterns will work well with other garments in your wardrobe and are the first patterns to be available in paper (and PDF if you prefer). What's also good news for the maker, is that they can be used with a wide range of fabrics

1. The Maritime Knit Top
If you like the the classic Breton top then you’ll going to like the Maritime Knit Top. It’s a little more fitted and has a feminine style (some Breton style tops can look a bit masculine). It features a bateau neck, drop shoulder giving it,  its relaxed style, plus vent detail and options for 3/4-length sleeves or short sleeves.

What seriously impressive about this pattern is that it includes instructions for adding a bust dart if you've a fuller bust or if you want to sew the pattern from a woven and need more room here.

2. Relaxed-fit Gallery pull-on tunic or dress
The tunic features cuffed 3/4-quarter length sleeves and a one piece collar. The loose fitting dress includes in-seam pockets, band collar, button cuff full length sleeves and inset front placket with pleated detailing, an inverted box pleat at back, and a curved shirttail hem that’s slightly longer in back. This loose fit is very stylish at the moment and will suit most body shapes which is also good news!

3. City stroll wrap skirt
This wrap skirt includes pockets, curved hem, and clean hem facing. Like all the pattern sin this collection, its  very adaptable. The pattern is suitable for light-weight to medium-weight woven fabrics such as chambray, lightweight canvas, sateen, twill, wool suiting, crepe, and brocade.

4. Everyday skirt
This everyday skirt pattern is very easy-to-sew and as it suggests is an everyday garment that can be made in a whole host of fabrics. It features stylish front pockets, and side panels that don’t add any bulk to your hips. The elastic back is comfortable and the skirt can be dressed up or down according to what fabric you use.

All patterns are available from Liesl & Co shop and priced between $9.95 - $14.95 each.