sew the look

Taking sewing patterns from our favourite sewing companies, we've put together the latest styles and trends for you to make!

strappy styles

The pinafore, dungarees & overalls are back! Or did they ever leave? Which one is your favourite? Click the links below the image to learn more about the pattern! 

Dressed for the office

Gone are the days of the power suit for the office – thank goodness! Be the talk of the office with a dress that expresses your personal style.

Sew the look - sew officewear

Pattern left to right: 8425 from Simplicity, Amber pinafore from Named Clothing, Appleton Dress from Cashmerette, 1552 from Vogue, 8511 from Simplicity and Claudette Dress from Colette Patterns

Sweatshirts are a class act

The sweatshirt is no longer just the garment to slouch around in at home when you're not expecting visitors. Designers have added pretty detailing so not only are they a comfortable choice, they're uber-stylish too!

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Pattern left to right: Lola from Victory Patterns, Sirius from I AM, 1014 from Simplicity, Kyoto sweater from Papercut Patterns, 6519 from Simplicity and
Terry Sweatshirt from Modelo Fabrics

jumpsuit fun

The jumpsuit trend is on the up and here to stay. Whether your looking for something comfy or want that statement look. There's a pattern for everyone.

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Patterns from left to right; Schnittchen - Carla Jumpsuit, Simplicity Mimi G - 8060, Sew La Di Da Vintage - Betty Jean and New Look - 6446. *click the individual pattern companies above to purchase patterns.

Cold shoulder

Here's a round up of the best cold shoulder sewing patterns that are right on-trend

  Left to right:  Ann Normandy  tunic & crop top , McCall's  7468,  Vogue  9242,  Mimi G  8341  for Simplicity and Sew Different cold  shoulder top

Left to right: Ann Normandy tunic & crop top, McCall's 7468, Vogue 9242, Mimi G 8341 for Simplicity and Sew Different cold shoulder top


We pick our favourite holiday essentials from Simplicity and New Look for a suitcase of
home-sewn garments

  Left to right:  Simplicity  2274 , New Look  6493,  Simplicity  8176 , Simplicity  1100 , Simplicity  8299 ,  Simplicity  8172  and New Look  6498

Left to right: Simplicity 2274, New Look 6493, Simplicity 8176,
Simplicity 1100, Simplicity 8299,  Simplicity 8172 and New Look 6498


sportswear or loungewear?

Whether you've set yourself a new years resolution to get fit or your just in need of new some comfy loungewear, these are a few patterns that have caught our eye!

2017 loungewear

Patterns from left to right PB Jam Leggings from Fehr Trade, Cora Tights and shorts from Jalie, Undercover Hood from Papercut Patterns, Sweatshirt and Sweater dress from Hot Patterns and Dunbar Top from Sewaholic Patterns.

get your party frocks at the ready its
nearly christmas

Whether you have an extravagant christmas ball to attend or just your works do, christmas is always an excuse to add a little glitz and glamour into your wardrobe. The perfect excuse to wear something sparkly, something satin or daringly something velvet. Trending this year is glamorous slip dresses and full length gowns, what will be your choice?

Party Frocks

Patterns and accessories above, from left to right, burda style #113, by hand london alix dress,Louis AntoinetteSimplicity 1195, shoes - both miss pap. 

say hello to autumn

As the nights are getting shorter and the weathers getting cooler the summer has drawn to a close. Now that the colder weather is here you can start to make all your favourite cosy numbers, jumpers, fur coats, scarves, hats and much more. This is our favourite time of the year! Trending this year again, year after year is tan, fur and everything cosy! We have put together a few patterns that would start to get your wardrobe autumn, winter ready. 

Say hello to autumn

patterns and accessories from left to right are, Vogue 1478, vogue 8133 (gloves), Bag - house of frazer tan cross body bag calvin klein, mavis knit tunic style arc, simplicity 8173.

we are inspired by named clothing's fw16 EVOLUTION theory

For this up and coming autumn named clothing have just released a new collection, the FW16 Evolution Theory. This is full of everything you need to create a capsule wardrobe! We love the chicness and luxe feel the patterns have to them. Combining high end fashion and comfort into 11 beautiful patterns. Our favourite has to be the Pulmu High-waisted pencil skirt, it is fabulous!

above are just a few of the patterns in the collection. to shop the whole collection click the image above.

Cropped or cropped?

Cropped bomber jackets are big right now but not everyone likes fit on themselves. There are the sports luxe bombers, the cropped tweed Chanel style jackets, the casual bombers, fancy satin bombers, the cropped jackets, cropped denim jackets, put it this way there are endless amounts of style options when it comes to a cropped jacket. We have picked 5 patterns that we feel best capture the cropped style. 

Cropped Jackets
Autumn 2016

Autumn, the cooler weather, not what everyone wants to be thinking about at the moment. But its never too early to get a head start in updating your wardrobe for next season. On the catwalk we have seen a mixed array of styles for the autumn, fringing, boho hippy, sheepskin furs plus many more! This year again there are all the colours we expected to see, oranges, reds, browns, greens and metallics as well as the bold large florals. Above we have put together a style we feel will suit everyone, the autumnal basics to be put together with infinite combinations. 

Body suit top - Kommatia Patterns

Asos Over the knee boots

Folli Folli Metallic love backpack gold

Burda Style - 6738

Burda Style - #120



Our romance with burda style

our romance with burda style

Summer is all about love! Finding that summer romance that you've always dreamed of! Our romance this summer took us to Burda Style who we think capture this essence and style perfectly! Frills, lace and florals were exactly what we were looking for when we searched for patterns and stumbled across these beautiful ones above. We'd like to make them all! 

credits - All patterns Burda Style - From left to right; 

High Neck Lace Dress  #117

Chiffon Spaghetti Strap Party Dress #107

Vintage Sofia gold maxi #V10

Pink sheer dotty  #122B

Floral maxi  #101

Lace maxi dress #105

Dotty yellow Romantic Maxi Dress  #121

The bardot dress and top - gypsy summer

The bardot dress and top

The Bardot style once again has made its revival this season. We saw it a lot last summer but not at the height and  popularity it has reached this year. The style can be worn in either a dress or a top whichever you feel more comfortable in. The perfect outfit for lounging around in the sunny weather or comfortable yet stylish for that chic weekend away. Pair up with converse trainers to get that ultimate chic casual look. 


Blue Bardot dress pattern - Simplicity 8124 Cynthia Rowley

Khaki Bardot top - Burda Style #132

Sky blue (right side pattern) Bardot dress- Simple Sew Bardot Dress

Converse Chuck Taylor - La Redoute

Nude and Cream Cross Body Bag - Faith

Velvet Purple Belt - Topshop

UTILITY - work 'n' Play


Utility style clothing is taking the fashion world by storm this summer 2016, with crisp white shirts, belted dresses and jumpsuits and jackets! If khaki is not the colour for you stick to neutral tones such as oatmeal and camel also throw a little denim in there to get that cool 'work n play' look. Try wearing some baggier fit trousers or jumpsuit leg and rolling them up pairing them with some lace up sandals. 

Credits - 

Burda Style - Utility Dress #109

Simplicity - Utility Jumpsuit - 8060

 The Makers Atelier - Sport Luxe Bomber Jacket

Bag - Dune - Elina - £50

Shoes - New Look -  £9.99 

Sunglasses - Illesteva -  £140 

*Click above links to purchase patterns and accessories.