new sewing patterns

The Carla jumpsuit from Schnittchen

We feel the Carla jumpsuit is the perfect garment for this iffy weather (here in the uk) its a little hot but not hot enough to bare all, this jumpsuit is just the perfect amount of coverage whilst keeping fresh and stylish

Carla is a loose fitting, wide cropped leg jumpsuit with a lovely V neckline and elasticated waist. This pattern is your perfect in-between season piece perfect for both the hotter and the cooler weather. What is lovely about this jumpsuit it can be worn for just about any occasion with just a small change of accessory.

We say; "This fabulous pattern has many areas for customisation, why not add some tassel or lace trim to the hem of both legs and really show your creation off!"

The recommended fabrics used are; Viscose, Linnen and Light denim. 

Do you know what is even better about this pattern it is only €8.00 and quick and easy to download in PDF format at home! 

Purchase the pattern through clicking the above images or this link.

New shift dress from The Avid Seamstress

With its figure hugging lines and beautiful, feminine low-cut back, the new shift dress sewing pattern from The Avid Seamstress is the perfect for
wedding and special occasion outfit

shift dress The Avid Seamstress


The dress has lots of stylish features including a fitted bodice, kick and back skirt pleats and lower bodice back, which will still cover a bra strap.

The added panel feature on the front skirt gives you the opportunity to get creative withcolour blocking and mixing textiles. For summer, make the bottom of the dress in a sheer panel or plan ahead for winter and make it from light-weight wool adding a contrasting pleather panel at the bottom. The options are endless, giving you a one-of-a-kind dress every time.

The other feature is the optional pockets, which gives the dress a more casual look for daytime when you want to quickly stash your phone away while on the go.

The pattern comes in UK sizes 6-22 and the printed version is priced at £16 from
The Avid Seamstress website.




sewing patterns

Welcome to Matilda, shirt dress from Megan Nielsen

Like shirt dresses? Then you going to love the Matilda sewing pattern from Megan Nielsen
- the styling options are endless! 

Matilda is a utility style shirt dress with classic tailoring techniques. The sewing pattern is full ofgorgeous features like princess seams, statement skirt pockets, a lovely rounded collar and stand, drop shoulders with sleeve bands, front and back yokes and pleated breast pockets. 

You can make this dress as shown or as paired back version if you like. The rust cotton version shown here, Megan Nielsen has decided to go all out on the detailing to show you some of the ways you could use this fantastic pattern. It has contrast topstitching everywhere. The sweet cotton gingham version is where she played with cutting some pieces on the bias
to create visual interest, and cut all internal facings in pretty pink cotton. This version is
just perfect for summer.

Megan says, "I've designed this pattern to make it easier for you to create your own versions (you know that's always important to me!). To change the look try things like leaving off the breast or skirt pockets, changing up the collar or leaving it off as well, cutting patterned fabric in a thoughtful way to maximise impact, shortening the skirt to make a peplum blouse... the options are honestly endless."

To buy the printed sewing pattern Matilda, visit the Megan Neilsen website
and find a UK stockist here.

PDF patterns

Jackie is the latest digital pattern from Victory Patterns

Elegance and knit come in one garment with the latest digital pattern Jackie, from the designer behind Victory Patterns, Kristiann Boos.

Jackie knit dress sewing pattern from Victory Patterns

Jackie is knit dress that's easy to wear, super comfortable and slips perfectly from day into night. It features a built up neckline and shapely, figure-flattering seams that lengthen and emphasize your curves. It's fitted at the waist with a full, flowing skirt, and has a subtle opening at the back upper bodice closes at the neckline with three small buttons and rouleau loop closures.

The Jackie sewing pattern comes in two options:
Option 1 is a full-length dress with a hemline ending just below mid-calf, and has long sleeves. It's the perfect dress for cooler days and nights!
Option 2 is a sleeveless mid-length dress with hemline ending just below the knee. Leanr how to sew a knit set sleeve, sew a knit facing for a sleeveless finish and stabilise knit seams.

Buy from the Backstitch website for £9.75 here.

For further information, read the lovely blog post from Kristiann Boos about the inspiration behind the Jackie sewing pattern.


new sewing patterns

Charlie Caftan from Closet Case Patterns

We're so excited to see this gorgeous caftan pattern from Closet Case patterns
as it's much more than just a beach cover up!

Charlie Caftan (Kaftan) from Case Closet Patterns

This is a great warm weather staple but unlike some throw it on dresses and cover up, it has style too! All options feature a deep V-neckline with loose kimono sleeves, inset centre panel and roomy pockets.

View A is modern and a bit architectural with its striking pleats beneath the bust but if you prefer a softer and more romantic dress, views B and C are for you. They include a gently gathered bodice with an optional waist tie for a figure-skimming silhouette in two different skirt lengths.

The Charlie Caftan is available as PDF pattern or printed pattern, the choice is yours. To find out more visit Case Closet Patterns.



new sewing patterns

By Hand London's new Orsola dress

The ladies at By Hand London say, "The Orsola dress and skirt pattern will be the only one you'll need to see you through the summer."

Orsola dress, By Hand London

The Orsola is as easy-to-wear as it is to make and the pattern includes a chic sheath dress with an unexpected wrap detail in back, and doesn't have any tricky zippers or fastenings.

Both dress styles feature a fully lined sleeveless bodice with a bateau neckline, elegant wrap back with a curved back neckline and back hem, with the option of a tulip scallop or a straight and simple front hem. Orsola is also just as striking made as a separate wrap skirt. All options have a faced hem to give the drape and neat finish that Orsola deserves.

The Orsola comes as a PDF multi-sized sewing pattern in sizes 6 - 20 UK (2 - 16 US). To download visit By Hand London.

new sewing patterns

The Burnside Bibs from Sew House Seven

We always look forward to a new pattern release from Sew House Seven.
Here's the Burnside Bibs

The sewing pattern Burnside Bibs is a feminine take and brings traditional overalls bang up-to-date. The pattern offers two versions with a variety of features that can be mixed up for different looks. What we like about the pattern, there's lots of different ways to tie them too!

Burnside Bibs by Sew House Seven

Both versions include a front waistband, cute curved patch pockets, optional handy back pockets, a wide leg that can be made full length or cropped, and has over-the-shoulder straps that transition to narrower ties that tunnel through back waist belt loops creating a paper bag waist in the back (unusual detailing).

Version #1 includes some fitting in the back with back waist darts and an invisible side zipper. It also has a bib with a curved neck.
Version #2 has no closure to sew - just slip it on over the hips. It has more back waist fullness but offers a bit more ease in sewing for the inspired, advanced beginner.  It also has a bib with a straight neck.

The pattern is comes as a PDF to download immediately from Sew House Seven or will be available as a printed pattern sometime in July.

new sewing patterns

New from Papercut Patterns - Sakura COLLECTION

The Sakura collection from New Zealand pattern brand Papercut Patterns is here, and contains 9 brand new patterns with options for every season!

We countdown the new patterns in this collection. All patterns cost £16.97.
Click on the images to go to the pattern

9. Kobe dress/top
A pleat-back dress/top with pretty back detailing including two long pleats and an overlapping key-hole neckline with side seam slits and scoop neck front. The sewing pattern comes in two lengths - mid-calf with cropped front or a dipped back hem.

8. Sapporo coat
What's not to love about this cocoon silhouette and angled seamed coat! Choose lightweight fabric for spring and summer, and cosy wool for cooler weather. The Sapporo Coat is fully-lined and has the latest cropped sleeves, tapered cuff and pockets hidden in the front seams. Sorry cute dog not included!

7. Aomori Twist top
This top has some unusual and fun pattern pieces to work with and will create a flattering drape and bold shaping. This relaxed top also includes self binding and some great
sleeve options.

6. Kyoto Sweatshirt
A ruffle sleeve sweater or tee featuring beautiful drop shoulders, relax fit, short or long sleeve options and hem/cuff bands for sweater versions. Perfect for the weekends or made in sparkly knit, it's great for a night out!

5. Kochi Kimono
This is ideal for any season. This boxy cropped jacket can be made in wool for winter or soft chiffon for summer, and features an optional lining, 3/4 length sleeves, drop shoulder, side seam splits, tie front and front patch pockets. A must-make for any sewers wardrobe!

4. Nagoya trousers/shorts
Up your fashion game with these statement wide-leg trousers. With a tailored fit through the waist and hip, it means they have a crisp silhouette to balance out the flared leg. The sewing pattern also includes a natural waist double-stud waistband, curved front pockets, front fly, back darts and three different lengths including ankle length, cropped or shorts.

3. Otsu Jeans
As an avid fan of jeans, we're delighted to see this pattern! Inspired by the Papercut Patterns' original Peter & The Wolf Pants – these mid-rise skinny pants feature a fly front, hidden front pockets, slimming seam details, back yoke and front half yoke. We love the options for seam stitching with contrasting thread!

2. Mito camisole or dress
Cute strappy dress which stands alone or can be layered up. The top looks fab with jeans and both options can be made as lingerie. The pattern features adjustable straps, low slung back and separate self lined bust cups for easier alterations and adding embellishment.

1. Himeji bag
This minimalist bag is where architecture meets fashion but as the pattern company says, "don't let the clean lines fool you!" The bag is fully-lined, has bound edges and features a zip compartment inside for all those everyday essentials.






new sewing patterns

The Laneway from the lovely Jennifer Lauren

How stylish is the new sewing pattern - The Laneway-  from Jennifer Lauren handmade. The neckline is certainly one good reason you will have to make it!

The Laneway dress pattern has been inspired by a sleek yet easy to wear 1940s A-line silhouette, and you are definitely going to want to make it.

Besides the distinctive (and adorable) asymmetrical or centred collar, which has be designed into the facing of the bodice, and means no extra pattern pieces or tricky construction techniques are required, it features double open-ended darts shape the waist and bust for a flattering fit.

With B, C & D cups (so no bust adjustments required here!) included as well as inset pockets and a cute V-back neckline, the dress has been made with intermediate sewers in mind.

Laneway digital dress sewing pattern costs $12.99 and is available
from Jennifer Lauren Handmade.


new sewing patterns

Poppy top and dress from By Hand London

We're loving Poppy - the latest digital sewing pattern from the ladies at By Hand London

Poppy top and dress sewing pattern from By Hand London

The Poppy sewing pattern features a relaxed fit raglan sleeved top and dress that's been specifically designed for knit fabrics. The dress can be made as a stylish sheath with fish-eye darts at the front and back, and with midi or maxi length hemlines.

Poppy maxi dres sewing pattern from By hand London

There's also a selection of sleeves styles to choose from including short and full length as well as subtle inverted box pleat shaping. The pattern is only available as a PDF and comes in multi-sizes from 6-16UK (2-20 US).

The Poppy digital pattern costs £9 to download from By Hand London.

new sewing patterns

Simple but stylish Klein dress from Cali Faye

The Klein dress from Cali Faye is simple dress that's beautiful and comfortable for every day wear and if you ask us it's a must for your summer wardrobe!

Klein summer dress from Cali Faye Collection

It's perfect for lounging around but looking stylish too. What's great about this pattern is you can make it in both woven or knit fabrics. Choose very lightweight wovens and knits such as satin, challis, voile, crepe, poplin, linen, gingham, polyesters, textured knits, spandex, rayon blends. It's pictured here in silk/cotton voile.

summer dress sewing pattern - Klein dress

The pattern says it's for intermediates but we think most dressmakers will want to have a go and this one. It only comes in a PDF version with a tutorial to help you make and costs $14.

Click to buy Klein Dress from Cali Faye Collection here

sewing patterns, sewing kits, Fabric collections

The Vintage inspired Daria pattern from Wear Lemonade

This pattern is great for you vintage inspired, sewing enthusiasts! With a modern shirt dress twist this pattern is sure to be your favourite summer dress.

This fabulous pattern will be your go-to dress for summer events. This modern take on a vintage dress is not only very pretty but right on trend for the moment. The pretty neckline and tie detail accentuates your femininity whilst staying classy this summer. The pleated skirt falls just below the knee and has side seam pockets adding a little practicality.

We think pair this pattern with one of Wear Lemonades funky new fabrics such as the Popeline Watermelon or the Popeline Cactus to get a cool summery vibe. 

Pattern Price; €17.90
Fabric Price; Dependant on length
Both available from Wear Lemonade through clicking the above images.

Weekend Style by Sew Caroline

Sew Caroline Weekend Style is the latest book from popular sewing blogger, Caroline Hulse

Weekend Style by Sew Caroline

In this book, Caroline delivers all the necessary learn-to-sew information that a beginner needs, including must-have-tools and materials, basic stitches and step-by-step finishing techniques.

Pretty pastels, modern photography and a variety of easy-to-follow projects make this book great for summer sewing, and is jam-packed with garments and acessories that are perfect for weekend wear including the Tilly tee, colonial cover-up, Larchmont tee, afternoon skirt, boardwalk shorts, date night skirt, button-up tank, Saturday morning shorts, darling shift dress, pool tote, uptown cross-body bag, traveller’s backpack, tie belt, turban twist headband, and sling back flip-flops.

Sew Caroline Weekend Style (ISBN: 978-1440246494) by Caroline Hulse retails at £18.99, and is published by Fons & Porter and distributed in the UK by F&W Media.
Buy from Amazon for £18.14 here

Sewing events

Are you a Great British Sewing Bee fan?

If you’ve been inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee, you’re going to love
the exciting new dressmaking event.

Great British Sewing Bee Live

Upper Street Events and Love Productions have collaborated to bring you, The Great British Sewing Bee Live, which takes place from 21st - 24th September, 2017, at ExCel London.

The event is a must-visit for everyone with a passion for dressmaking and features The Great British Sewing Bee Live Super Theatre with Patrick Grant and Esme Young. There will also be 250+ workshops and demonstrations by GBSB contestants and other top sewing tutors as well as dressmaking drop-in clinics, make-at-home fashion catwalk, and a garment and vintage galleries. Have your purse at the ready, as there will be lots of dressmaking and sewing suppliers to buy!

Tickets for The Great British Sewing Bee Live are on sale now from


Thread and fabric designer collections

Aurifil and Art Gallery Fabrics have joined forces to launch a series of thread collections based upon the signature palettes of each Art Gallery Designer

Auriful Designer thread collection from Art Gallery Fabrics

The collections represent a shared love of high quality 100 per cent cotton fibres and eye-catching designs. They're available in both large (12 spools) and small (10 spools) and feature a range of thread weights from Aurifloss to 50wt.

The colours were selected to coordinate with a variety of Art Gallery collections for maximum versatility. Featured designers include Art Gallery's very own Pat Bravo, Sharon Holland, Maureen Cracknell, Jeni Baker, Katarina Roccella, April Rhodes, Caroline Hulse, Bari J, Bonnie Christine, and Amy Sinibaldi. Look for #AurifilforAGF online.

Aurifil thread collections

To learn more about the collections visit the Aurifil website and to find your nearest stockist, click on 'where to purchase'

sewing patterns, Fabric collections

The Bella Dress pattern from Tessuti Patterns

HOT NEWS! Linen is the fabric to be seen in this summer and The Bella dress
from Tessuti shows it off! 

We love this dress, this is definitely one were going to make for this summer. Linen and cotton are the "in" fabrics this season and are making their footprint on the fashion world. 

The A-line dress has a very flowing look to it so is super comfortable for the cooler, warm weather. The dress features long loose-fitted sleeves and optional side seam pockets. 

What is great about this dress is that you can wear it all year around not just the summer. Pair it with some sandals for the warmer weather or with tights and boots for the cooler weather. 

Pattern price: $10.00 (PDF) or $25.00 (Hard Copy)
Patter format: PDF or Printed
Pattern sizes: AUS XXS - XL
Pattern available from Tessuti Fabrics patterns through clicking the above image! 

sewing patterns

The Makers Atelier and the Flip Collar Shirt Dress

If your looking for something cool, casual and chic for your work wardrobe then look no further to the Flip Collar Shirt Dress pattern by The Makers Atelier

Another stylish shirt dress to add to your working wardrobe. This oversized pull on dress ticks both the cool and comfortable boxes. It features grow-on sleeves with turn up cuffs and side pockets. Be super in style with this pattern and make in a light weight cotton fabric. This is one we are definitely going to have to make!

Pattern price: £22.50
Pattern available from The Makers Atelier through clicking the above image

sewing patterns

How cute is the Anza Jumpsuit and Dress Pattern by Itch to Stitch

This lovely utility style jumpsuit and dress pattern will be your go to garment for comfy casual, dress it up or down with just a change of accessory

The cute Anza pattern is perfect for work and play. Both versions of the pattern feature a V neck, button up front, cuffed sleeves, patch button down pocket detail, side pockets on both the skirt of the dress and the trousers and also a drawstring waistband for comfortable fitting. So wow this pattern is packed full of finishing details. 

Pattern Price: $12.00
Pattern Level: Intermediate
Pattern available from Itch to Stitch through clicking the above image.

sewing patterns

Reggie and Gabrielle patterns from Seamwork

Two dresses from Seamwork that are sure to be summer wardrobe essentials

We are always looking for those comfortable yet stylish dresses that can be worn with ease. Look no further these two Seamwork patterns are perfect for summer, pair with some little strappy sandals for an every day outfit sure to keep you looking fab in the sun without the worry of too much skin showing! 

Gabrielle - A modern skater dress which has a pretty tie back yoke and cut out back, not too cut out just enough to show off this lovely tie back detailing. The skirt is flared for a flattering fit, where the bodice is slightly more fitted to show off your silhouette. 

Reggie - A cute wrap dress with an empire waist and full gathered skirt. This dress pattern is very on trend at the moment, pair it with a favourite fabric such as linen for the summer season!

Pattern available through clicking the above images.

sewing patterns

The Avid Seamstress and the A line dress

This elegant dress will be a staple to anyones wardrobe, pair it with some wedges and your good to go!

Fall in love with this lovely A line dress from The Avid Seamstress. This beautifully flatting shapes of this dress features a fitted bodice, loose sleeves, a V neckline (we love the shape of this V neckline it is not too high and not too low!) and two skirt variations so your sure to make something that will suit any occasion. This pattern is made to be used with light to medium weight fabrics such as woven fabrics, so this is right on trend at the moment for the shirt, poplin trend! 

Pattern Price: £16.00
Pattern Format: Printed (beautifully printed and packaged patterns)
Pattern available to purchase from The Avid Seamstress through clicking the above image.