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Sew Over It and the pretty Kimono Jacket pattern

Your perfect partner for spring summer, spruce up your casual wardrobe basics with this lovely kimono jacket

The beautiful Kimono Jacket is perfect for layering up your spring summer wardrobe or even on the beach with a bikini. The pattern can be made in two lengths to suit any occasion or look. We think the longer length (version two) would be perfect for wearing on your hols to the beach! The pattern is made up of only four pieces and the arm length falls at your forearm! 

Pattern difficulty; For advanced beginners onwards
Fabric suggestions; Lightweight fabrics with a lot of drape
Pattern sizes; XS - XXL (see pattern packet for measurements)
Pattern format; PDF
Pattern price; £7.50 - What a bargain!!
Purchase the pattern through clicking the above image

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Ann Normandy does it again with the chic Short sleeved dress

This lovely pattern is your perfect partner for this spring, we love how the pattern is so effortlessly stylish!

This pattern is perfect for all year around wear! Pair with tights and boots in the winter. Right now spring is coming along quick, so get your wardrobe ready for the warmer weather with this pattern. This loose fitting dress tunic is a classic, the dress features a flattering square and v neckline, two pockets and short sleeves. 

Difficulty - Intermediate
Pattern sizes - Small to Extra Large
Purchase the pattern from - Ann Normandy through clicking the above image

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We have a fab pattern from all you plus size ladies from Cashmerette

The lovely Dartmouth top is a great top that combines both style and comfort

The cross over top will be your go-too top, whether its for a casual afternoon with the girls or a day in the office, the Dartmouth top is great for any occasion. There are two versions to making this pattern, Version A is a ruched front top and version B is a flat front top. Both versions have a flattering V neckline in which has a gap-free neckline which keeps you free from those oopsy exposure moments! (we all know that problem)! The top also has three different sleeve lengths so you can make it exactly as desired, short, 3/4 length and long.

Purchase this lovely pattern from the Cashmerette website through clicking this link

3 Lovely new patterns from Deer & Doe

Spring is on your doorstep, its time to get your wardrobe ready! Deer & Doe has three new patterns to do just that

From left to right - Hoya Blouse, Luzerne Trench Coat and Goji Shorts / Skirt

From left to right - Hoya Blouse, Luzerne Trench Coat and Goji Shorts / Skirt

Hoya Blouse

The lovely Hoya Blouse is a mock-wrap top, with a lined front. You can either chose from short sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves. Perfect for those casual spring afternoons. The pattern can either be purchased in PDF or printed, in sizes 34 to 52 (check PDF, printed sizes as they vary)

Purchase the pattern through clicking this link.

Luzerne Trench Coat

This fab, double-brested trench coat is unlined, has princess seams, a pleated back for a lovely fit, diagonal welt pockets and two piece sleeves. This coat is a great coat to accompany any outfit. The pattern also can either be purchased in PDF or printed, in sizes 34 to 52 (check PDF, printed sizes as they vary)

Purchase the pattern through clicking this link.

Goji Shorts and Skirt

We love this pattern! The high-waisted elasticated waist skirt or shorts, depending on what you want to make! The pattern has lovely drawstring and patch pocket detailing. This pattern is great as it can be either dressed up or down to complete any look. The pattern also can either be purchased in PDF or printed, in sizes 34 to 52 (check PDF, printed sizes as they vary)

Purchase the pattern through clicking this link.

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We love a free pattern! Checkout the fabulous Sorbetto Pattern from Colette

This 60s inspired top is sure to be your new favourite piece for this spring, summer!

Sorbetto by Colette patterns is a lovely classic fit top, with no fastenings for easy make and wear! Not only is this fab pattern free there are three versions for you to chose from to make.

Version one (Orange Image) is a top, featuring a centre box pleat, bust darts for flattering shape and a scooped neckline and armholes which is beautifully finished with bias bound tape. 

Version two (Lilac Image) is a slightly longer tunic style top, with a centre box pleat, bust darts for flattering shape and a scooped neckline and armholes which again is finished with bias bound tape.

Version three (Dark Purple Image)  is a pretty top with sleeves, which goes with the same style as the other Sorbetto tops with a scooped bias bound neckline, box pleat front and bust darts! The difference with this pattern it has short set-in sleeves, finished with a baby hem. 

Download the pattern free from the Colette website through clicking this link.

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Love the cute Primrose Peplum pattern by Sew Caroline

The Primrose Peplum is a lovely pattern to make to transition your wardrobe in to spring!

This great pattern has peplum style sleeves and a peplum hem so it is right on trend at the moment! There are five, yeah you heard it right, five different sleeve options so you can chose the perfect sleeve for the time of year or event you want to make it for! There is a zip placed in the back for a flattering fit and to make it easier to put on and take off. 

We say this top will look lovely this spring, when days are starting to become warmer, pair with your favourite jeans or pencil skirt for a cool comfortable look. 

Pattern Difficulty; Beginner to Intermediate sewers.
Pattern Format; PDF
Pattern Price; $15.00
Purchase the pattern through clicking the above image or this link

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Tessuti and the cute Leni top pattern

The cute Leni top pattern is the perfect garment to go with any spring, summer outfit!

The Leni top is cute little boxy cropped style top, featuring a narrow v neckline, extended sleeve and wide hem facing. Where the Leni is a cropped style top, if you do not like your belly showing this top will look lovely with high-waisted jeans for the cooler spring months or with a cute high-waisted skirt and sandals this summer!

We love this pattern and think it is perfect for spring summer - Going to have to make this ourselves! 

Pattern sizing - XXS - XL (See Tessuti website for sizing) 
Pattern price - PDF - $10.00 or Hard Copy - $25.00
Purchase the pattern from the Tessuti Fabrics website, through clicking the above image or this link.

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The Lizzie skirt from Sew Over It

Hop into spring with the Lizzie skirt from Sew Over It!

The lovely pleated skirt is the perfect skirt to take you in to the spring and wear right through the summer. The 50s inspired skirt has a cinched waist and pleats placed carefully in the back and front to flatter you in all the right places. The skirt features inseam pockets which is great as most skirts of this style do not have them! Also the skirt is fully lined and has a hidden zip for easy dressing. 

Dress it up or down depending on your choice of fabrics! (See the webpage for fabric recommendations) We also suggest to have a look at some of Sew Over Its fabrics they are fab there are some beautiful new ones for spring/summer!

Pattern level; Beginner
Pattern price; £7.50 - wow bargain!
Pattern sizes; 8-20 UK
Purchase the pattern through clicking the above image

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Wear Lemonade and The Ada Skirt

The Ada Skirt from wear lemonade will be your new wardrobe best friend the perfect skirt to accompany any outfit

The Ada pencil skirt, with a comfortable elasticated waist this will be the perfect skirt to wear for any occasion. The pencil skirt and pockets make the skirt flattering in all the right places whilst accentuating all your womanly curves.  Its tie waist detailing and oversized pockets make this super stylish as well. 

We say wear with a pretty lace blouse and some strappy sandals and your set for spring cocktails with the girls.

Price of pattern - €17.90
Purchase pattern from - Wear lemonade, click the above image

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Sew the cosy Julia pocket top pattern from Sew Me Something

Go Hygge with this lovely casual pocket top, your perfect partner in crime for those cosy chilled days

The Julia pocket top is your perfect garment for those cold winter mornings or chilled days off work. This is a great pattern for layering up with other clothing as it is made for light-weight knits so would not bulk underneath a coat. The pattern has two versions, one has a plain scooped neckband which provides clean lines and version two has a more relaxed finish with a deep cowl neck. With little integrated pockets to add some detail.

Pattern sizes; UK 8 - 22
Pattern price; £13.99
Fabric; Light to medium weight jersey knits, Ponte Roma, Loopback Jersey, Sweatshirt and Terry
Purchase the pattern from the Sew Me Something website through clicking the above image or this link

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The Giselle Dress pattern by styleARC

The lovely dress pattern from styleARC is right on trend for this coming spring season, add a little girlieness into your wardrobe

The pretty Giselle dress is the perfect garment for this spring because ruffles are big right now! The dress has two different arm length choices, 7/8th length which is just above the wrists or sleeveless. We think the 7/8th length arm is great for this time of year, transitioning into spring when the weather is still just that little bit too cold to go out in a short sleeve or sleeveless dress. The dress has a V neckline and pretty wrap around style with a tie waist, very flattering!

We love the polkadot print styleARC shows the pattern in, why not make it in a block colour for a wardrobe staple piece that you can wear nearly all year round!

Pattern sizes; 4 - 30 (please look at the size guide)
Pattern price; $18.00 AUD
Pattern available to purchase from the styleARC website through clicking the above image or this link.  

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STOFF & STIL - Patterns for spring, summer 2017

The lovely new patterns from Stoff & Stil are perfect to get you ready for this spring

There are many patterns in the new Stoff & Stil spring, summer 2017, click here to view them all. We are going to focus on our top 3 favourite patterns from this collection as we think they will be staple wardrobe pieces. 

The Trouser Suit and Top

The trouser and top pattern not only a lovely one for warmer spring days but for casual summer evenings. The cool flared trousers are a perfect comfortable cover up to take on holiday and for any occasion. What we love about this co-ordinate it has the versatility to be dressed up or down, pair with your favourite heels and a nice necklace for a summer evening look. 
Pattern Price; £4.75
Pattern Available from; Stoff and Stil

Wrap round dress

Left photo - left dress, Right photo - right dress.

The wrap round dress is a lovely one to start making now and wear from as soon as. The flattering and classy shape of the dress makes it the perfect dress to make in black or another block colour to wear to work or even for a classy evening out. 
Price; £3.75
Pattern available from; Stoff and Stil

Dress and Top

This lovely dress is the perfect cover up to prep your wardrobe for summer, yes you may be saying it is a little early to make for summer, but if you want a whole new wardrobe like we do every year then now is perfect to get making. The pretty frilled hem is right on trend at the moment too! Make in lightweight cottons for a cool summer look. 
Pattern Price; £3.75
Pattern Available from; Stoff and Stil

All patterns can be purchased through clicking the links or images taking you to the Stoff and Stil website. 

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Get ready for spring with the Cleo Skirt Pattern from Made By Rae

Its nearly spring and its time to update your wardrobe! The lovely Cleo skirt pattern is perfect to do just this!

The lovely Cleo pattern is a gathered skirt with flat front waistband. The skirt can be made in two different lengths knee length or mid length to get desired look. Whats amazing about this pattern it not only can be made to wear this spring but take you right through summer too. The skirt can be made in cotton for a casual look or in a pretty silk/satin for more evening glam.

Pattern Sizes - xxs - xl and 3 Plus sizes
Pattern Price - $16.00
Purchase the pattern from - Made By Rae through clicking this link.

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The Betty Top from Schnittchen

The Betty Top, not a really new pattern but still a great one! 

The betty top, simple but lovely. Perfect for those chillier days where you just want to lounge on the sofa all day! The pattern is not only made to be comfortable but with the oversized shoulders, top stitching detail and the cute small v neckline it not only ticks the comfort box but is super stylish too. Who said loungewear couldn't be fabulous too?

WE LOVE; That Schnittchen have made this pattern in a candy floss pink, it makes this super casual top something super girlie!

Purchase the pattern from the Schittchen website through clicking the above image or this link.

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Sew Over It and the Nancy Dress

The Nancy dress is a lovely 60s inspired dress that is sure to be a
favourite staple wardrobe piece

The Nancy dress pattern is a lovely 60s swing dress, a very flattering loosely fitted dress with panels that provide extra shape at the bust and back of the dress. The dress features 3/4 length sleeves and a bias bound neckline which has two pretty choices, a high neck or a slight scoop neck. Whats amazing about this dress is that it has no zips, just a pull on dress with a hook and eye fastening for ultimate comfort.

We say; This is the perfect dress if your transitioning from day wear to evening wear, effortlessly smart and stylish.

Pattern Sizes; 8-20UK
Pattern Type; PDF
Sewing Level; Intermediate
Pattern Price; £7.50

Purchase the pattern through clicking the above image. 

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Wear Lemonade and the Thelma cape and the Simona Shirt

Wow we have a lot to catch up with, Wear Lemonade have two patterns we haven't seen yet! 

The Thelma Cape and the Simona Shirt

The Simona shirt is a lovely shirt that can be worn for almost anything, the comfortable yet stylish. With puffed sleeves and beautiful tie up collar detailing. The shirt has a front pocket, cuffed sleeves and back darts to achieve a flattering fit. We say this is a lovely shirt, button up for a smarter look, or pair with a vest top underneath and wear open for a more casual vibe.
Pattern size; 36-46eu
Pattern price; €17.90

The Thelma Cape is your perfect winter companion, wear as your outer garment to accompany almost any outfit! Beautiful collar and buttons to add a little vintage touch to it. The Cape features arm slits so that any garment can be worn underneath with ease. It also features handy pockets, which many capes lack. 
Pattern size; One Size.
Pattern price; €17.90

To purchase the patterns click the above images!

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The Ebony T-Shirt & Dress Pattern by Closet Case Patterns

We love the Ebony T-shirt & Dress pattern, pair the t-shirt with a fur gilet, jeans and boots for that lovely cool casual look this winter

The Ebony T-shirt & Dress pattern is the perfect pattern for any occasion, whether you make the dress and wear it to work, a day out shopping or out for a drink. Or the t-shirt is a wardrobe staple piece for every day wear. This versatile pattern will carry you right through the day! The garment has three different lengths, the dress just above the knee, a cropped t-shirt or a longer length t-shirt. You can make them in either long sleeve or 3/4 length sleeves to suit any look. All three are very flattering pieces because of the lovely swing shape. 

Purchase the pattern through clicking this link to Closet Case Patterns.

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The Makers Atelier book is something very special

Pre Order the lovely book from The Makers Atelier, The Essential Collection!

The Essentials Collection book is packed with beautiful illustrations, guides and lovely patterns. The book features interchangeable garments that are made to be worn as a kind of mix and match. There are three tops, three bottoms, one piece of outerwear and an accessory.

Wow you really do get a lot of great pieces in this book! 

This beautiful book is divided up into style sections which guides you through everything about the pattern.

Pre Order The Essential Collection book from The Makers Atelier through clicking this link.

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FREE Hoodie pattern and Tutorial from So Sew Easy

Everyone loves a free pattern and this one from So Sew Easy is perfect loungewear!...Plus a free tutorial to guide you through making your hoodie!

Hoodies are a woman's best friend when it comes to loungewear they are that little bit of comfort that you can throw on around the house and wont look crazy if you wear it down the shop. 

This hoodie pattern from So Sew Easy is fitted (not too fitted) with a front full length zip and pocket finish. The pattern is for intermediate to advanced sewers but So Sew Easy have done step by step tips and tutorials to help out. 

We say; " If you fancy a challenge, go for it!"

So Sew Easy have put everything you need to know, from fabric choices to all the tools you need to create your hoodie!

Click here to take you to the So Sew Easy Hoodie pattern

TV sewing and fashion

Immediate Media to launch new TV channel dedicated to sewing and quilting in January

Sewing Quarter will be the UK's first TV shopping channel dedicated to sewing and quilting and is the brainchild of Immediate Media, the makers of Simply Sewing, Today's Quilter and
Love Patchwork & Quilting

The channel goes live on Freeview channel 78 every day from 8am until 12pm where sewers can discover inspirational project ideas, techniques from the best designers in the industry plus some irresistible offers on all their favourite fabric and sewing room essentials.

The team behind the Sewing Quarter lives and breathes sewing and quilting. We're excited to help you improve your sewing and quilting whatever your skill level, and we're dedicated to having lots of fun along the way - from choosing the fabric to that final 'tah-da' moment!

To find out more watch the video here:

The channel launches in January 2017 and to find out more (and receive a free pattern download, normal price £7.99) go to