sewing patterns

Simplicity - new sewing patterns for autumn/winter

Simplicity's new AW catalogue is out and full of fashion-forward sewing patterns to make.
Here's a few patterns that are must-makes for this season!

Amazing Fit
Simplicity 1017 (sizes 6-22) is a fab patterns for the perfect trousers whether it's a wide full-length hem for a classic that you're looking for with side seams that hang perpendicular to the floor and semi -fitted through the waistline or the newest of styles the cropped length with a contoured waistband that sits 1 inch below the natural waistline. This pattern comes from the Amazing Fit collection and has customised pattern pieces that have been designed to fit your shape – curvy, average and slim-fit. There's a 1 inch seam allowance in key areas so that you can fine tune the fit plus professional tips and fit-as-you-sew techniques, you're bound to get a perfect fit. Available from the Simplicity here.

Simplicity 1011

Simplicity 1011 is another Amazing Fit pattern. This flattering V-neck dress is sized for miss and plus sizes and includes separate pattern pieces for B, C, D, DD cups sizes. Other stylish features include princess seams, pleats, hem and sleeve variations. Red is apparently the dress colour to be seen in!  Buy this pattern here.

Simplicity 1015

Contemporary Details
This season it's all about the details and this coat pattern says it all. Simplicity 1015 Threads collection coat pattern comes in sizes 6-24. Designed for misses' and miss petite, this lined coat or jacket features a separate button out lining making it great for all seasons. Make in water-proof fabric for rainy days or mix and match your fabrics on collar, belts and hemline in denim, brocade, micro-suede and wool for a contemporary winter look. Available from Simplicity here.

Every which way Cowls
Knit tunics are a popular choice for this season and this pattern comes in a wide range of sizes from XXS to XXL and can becan be worn in a so many different ways. Wear the cowl around your shoulders, neck, or as a hood and for added style make the cowl and sleeve bands in a contrasting fabric.  Buy the pattern here.

Mix and Match
Fabric mixing seems to be one of the hottest trends at the moment and is a very easy-to-wear style. We love this button front shirt features a variety of styles to mix and match your favourite fabrics with cross-over, gathered and pleated back shirt-tail detailing. Sleeve can be worn long or rolled up with the tab closure.
Buy Simplicity 1013 here.

Simplicity 1013 mix and match fabric shirt

Swinging '60's
Head back to the retro looks of1960's with this vintage dress based on a sewing pattern from that era. This dress sewing pattern features neckline variation, colour blocked panels and collars.  Buy Simplicity 1012 here.

Go to knit pattern
This versatile knit dress pattern features a knit dress for every occasion includes a short skater-style, midi and long dress, as well as tunic with high low option, cowl and pull-on pants to make a trouser suit. The pattern comes in sizes 6-24 and Simplicity 1018 can be bought here.