sewing patterns

REFRESH YOUR WARDROBE

 

 

A round up of the must-have patterns to make for a fresh new wardrobe

Zinnia skirt
This is the latest skirt design from Collette patterns and with just 4 main pattern pieces, you’ll be able to make in no time at all. This full gathered or pleat front skirt has some nice details such as belt hoops and in-seam or patch pockets. Fits sizes 0-18, and priced at £12.50.

Victoria blazer
A laid-back casual blazer that features 3/4 length sleeves, French seamed turned up cuffs and side seam pockets. Designed to be thrown on over everything makes it, a wardrobe staple. Fits sizes 2/6 -16/20, and priced at £12 from By Hand London (while still available).

Lacy looks
Adorned with lace remains as popular as ever! New Look 6247 features a top that can be made in long or short sleeves with a contrast yoke – perfect for lace. It features a back keyhole button, and pattern also includes ‘A’ line skirt and slim-fit trousers with side zips. Fits sizes 4-16, and priced at £5.95.

Naughty knits
McCalls 6849 is a pattern designed for light/medium-weight stretch fabrics and includes of a lovely selection of loose-fitting stylish pullover tops and tunics with side/ back seams and sleeves that are cut on the grain for knit fabrics. Fits sizes xs-xxl, and priced at £8.25 from McCalls.

Date night dress from designer April Rhodes, is a gorgeous easy-to-wear and easy-to-make shirt hem dress that comes with a simple slip. It’s lovely looks comes from the pretty flutter sleeves that will falter all shapes and sizes. Dress can be worn several ways wear – loose, with a ready-made belt, with shirring or with a fabric sash. Fits sizes xs-xxl, and priced at £13 from April Rhodes.

Fitted beauty
Kwik Sew 4001 (all sizes in one envelope). This beautifully fitted dress has a lined bodice, waistband and gathered skirt. View A is sleeveless with left side zipper closure while view B has short sleeves and back zipper closure. Priced at £8.99 from Sew Direct.

Ultimate dress
Originally a course from Sew Over It, this shift dress is now available as a pattern too to make at home. Choose to make with long or short sleeves, a neck frill or shorten it to make as a top. It’s not a pattern for beginners and requires some dressmaking know-how. Made for woven fabric such as lightweight cottons or wool crepes. Sizes 8-20, priced at £12 and available from Sew Over it.