sew the look

Taking sewing patterns from our favourite sewing companies, we've put together the latest styles and trends for you to make!
Click on the links below each Sew the Look for where to purchase patterns and accessories.  

The colour of 2019 is…….

Pantone has just released the colour for 2019 - Living Coral. This colour is a warm and energetic shade of orange, which will suit most skin tones. Here’s some ideas from the pattern designers on how you can add it to your wardrobe next year.

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From left to right: Use this colour to add a touch of class to workwear with the Pussy Bow Blouse from Sew Over It, make the perfect wrap dress for summer using coral and geo designs (this is a free download) from Peppermint magazine, love these 3/4 length trousers (they are so on-trend) from The Friday Pattern Co., how cool is this soft fleece Silvia Coatugan from Schnittchen Patterns and this lovely skirt pattern 6053 from New Look comes in lots of length variations.

It’s Party time

Looking for a dress sewing pattern to stitch up for a celebration? Here’s 5 of our favourite patterns with the latest styling to sparkle in!

It's party time - 5 of the best dress sewing patterns

From left to right: Show off pretty shoulders in Burda 6390 made for stretch fabrics, Amber dress from Schnittchen has a gorgeous assymetrical hem, Joni Dress from Tilly and the Buttons is featured in her Stretch! book and features a beautiful twist-tie bodice and looks fab in velour or velvet (Buy the book here for £12.43), New Look 6125 mini dress looks stunning in this silver novelty fabric. And finally but not least, the Rosalinda Dress from Rosy Pena looks so elegant in black and perfect for a cocktail party.

Pyjama party anyone?

As the nights draw in why not upgrade your nightwear with a new pair of pyjamas. Here's 4 of our favourite ones for this season!

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Patterns left to right:  Simplicity 8520, Butterick 5829, Kwik Sew 3553 and Carolyn Pajamas from Closet Case

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! 

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.

Cropped Jackets

Cropped bomber jackets are big right now but not everyone likes the fit. There are the sports luxe bombers, cropped tweed Chanel style jackets, casual bombers, fancy satin bombers, cropped jackets. There are endless amounts of style options, we’ve picked 5 patterns that we feel best capture the cropped style. 

Cropped Jackets
Autumn 2016

It’s never too early to get a head start in updating your wardrobe for the next season. On the catwalk, we’ve seen a mixed array of styles for the autumn from fringing, boho hippy, sheepskin furs and many more! The colours to look out for include oranges, reds, browns, greens and metallics as well as the bold large florals. Here’s our interpreation of what you’ll need for the autumnal basics.

From left to right:
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

Summer is all about feeling good! What better than to wear a dreamy dresses. Burda Style, we think capture the essence and style perfectly with frills, lace and florals. These are just a few of the beautiful dresses we found - we'd like to make them all! 

our romance with 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 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. 

The bardot dress and top

From left to right:
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 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.