Fiona sundresss from Closet Case Patterns

Fiona is the latest dress pattern from Closet Case Patterns and can be worn all year round!

Fiona_Sundress_Pattern from Closet Case Patterns

The lovely Fiona dress sewing pattern from Closet Case Patterns is a fitted button-up sundress which features shoulder straps, princess seams, a straight cut skirt and fetching topstitched details. Wear it on its own during warm weather months, or layer it over tees and turtlenecks as the weather cools.

View A features a bra-friendly bodice and midi length skirt with side slits. View B features crossed straps and a low back, with a mini or below knee length skirt. All skirts and bodices are completely interchangeable so you can mix and match the Fiona of your dreams.

This pattern is named after Fiona Parker from the blog A Diary of a Chainstitcher who inspired the indie pattern company with her modern, feminine style and generous contributions to the sewing community with her sewing and pattern round-ups.

Fiona is available as an instant  PDF (with copyshop and print at home files) for $14

Instant Summer Style with Simplicity's latest patterns

Just received our copy of Simplicity’s summer catalogue, it’s full of new patterns with the latest fashion and styles to sew!

The latest summer styles begin with silky wrap dresses, extra detailing, assymetrical styling and gorgeous fabrics. Just click on the images to buy or read more about the patterns!

Effortless chic ruffle dress (and top) from one of our favourite designers, Cynthia Rowley – this oversized design features a ruffle tier and shirred neckline.
Available in sizes xs-xl

Easy to sew off-the-shoulder ruffle or one shoulder dress is available in two lengths. Make with flared skirted dress with flounce variations or one sleeve or shoulder strap with high-low skirt.
Available in sizes 6-24

Elaine Heigl has designed this dress for plus sizes too. It's lovely and loose and features a handkerchief design with length variations. Available in sizes 10-18 and 20W-28W.

Looking for a beach cover up, kimono or dress, this multi-tasking duster is great for any occasion. It feature length and sleeve variations, and is ideal for lace, sheer and or silky type fabrics.
Available in sizes 6-22

Indie pattern company, Sew House Seven has been designing for Simplicity. This Jumper dress features bib jumper with braces and back drawstring to achieve a perfect fit.
Available in sizes 6-24

Figure flattering knit dress from Mimi G, which features peek-a-boo front slit with elastic ruching and invisible centre back zipper.
Available in sizes 6-24

From vacation to casual day, this is score the perfect wrap dress and features romantic ruffle options and sleeve variations to create a dress that’s perfect for you.
Available in sizes 6-24

Just starting to sew? Then these edgy simple to sew patterns are ideal for you with pretty tirm options. Just click on the images to buy or read more about the patterns!

Learn to sew with these trendy knit tops for miss. With this pattern, you’ll learn to: sew elastic casings, apply bias tape to finish an armhole, sew a double stitched hem and use grommet trim as a shoulder strap.
Available in sizes xxs-xxl

These paper bag waist shorts have drawstring variations. In this pattern pack, you’ll learn to make a tassel, sew a buttonhole, make an elastic casing with heading, sew a side seam pocket and topstitch a hem.
Available in sizes 6-18

These pull-on skirts come in length variations and a belt bag. Learn how to sew an applied elastic casing, cut a scalloped edge fabric, work with non-ravelling fabrics, use webbing and D-ring to make a belt and work with novelty sheer fabrics.
Available in sizes 6-18

This Cut & Sew super easy knit skirt and top has only main pattern piece for both top and skirt, and is great for beginners. The skirt features asymmetrical design and the top is loose-fitting with dolman sleeves. Can be worn together or as individual pieces.
Available in sizes xxs-xxl

Simplicity's pattern hack collection has been designed to put the creativity in your hands. Starting from basic shapes uses the patterns and instructions to create unique pieces and build your perfect wardrobe. Just click on the images to buy or read more about the patterns!

This caftan includes options to create a kimono, top and dress that you can customise to make your own.
Available in sizes xxs-xxl

This raglan sleeve top includes options to add flounce or ruffles to your top or add back interest so you can make in a way that defines your style.
Available in sizes xxs-xxl

Other patterns in Simplicity’s Pattern Hack collection include:
8375 knit dress/top,8376 knit top,8377 knit cardigan,8378 knit trousers,8473 cape

It's all about the style this summer with beautifual assymmetrical designs, extra detailing and volume! Just click on the images to buy or read more about the patterns!

Pack of simple tops to sew with beautiful sleeve detail and featuring a shell top and bust darts.
Available in sizes 6-22

Create the ultimate wrap top with this fun and festive tops pattern. Includes length and sleeve variations and features flatter V-neck collar.
Available in sizes 6-24

This pattern includes knit tops featuring asymmetrical hem with optional cold-shoulder, contrast sleeve, 3/4 sleeve or sleeveless view.
Available in sizes xxs-xxl

1940s style short-sleeved top and shorts set features a top, which ties in a knot in front leaving a bit of a bare midriff, and shorts that are smartly pleated in front and back and finished with a waistband. A shaped yoke, gathered at the sides, releases the soft fullness of the skirt ,which is also included.
Available in sizes 4-20

Great pack of patterns for easy to sew tops with sleeve interest such as one shoulder look, flounce or ruffle sleeves.
Available in sizes 10-18 and 20W-28W

Adaptable separates to go with those designer tops. Just click on the images to buy or read more about the patterns!

This Gertrude Made vintage-inspired pencil skirt by Cathi Bessel Browne is great made in prints or solids suitable in bouclé, chino, chintz, damask, denim and gaberdine.
Available in sizes 6-24

Get your complete summer wardrobe in one pattern with this sportswear pattern including plus sizes. Trousers are pull-on design with wide leg or swing short view, and top has optional tie front with button-front placket.
Available in sizes 10-18 and 20W-28W.

Mimi G’s high waisted trouser pattern comes with optional slim or bell bottom plus a summer-ready tie front blouse.
Available in sizes 6-24

Versatile easy to make pattern includes asymmetrical skirt, swing shorts, and trousers with optional side ruffles or front seams.
Available in sizes 4-22

Nathaly Pants from DG Patterns

New PDF trouser sewing pattern from DG Pattern that's perfect for this time of the year!

Nathaly is a loose-fit, dropped crotch style trouser pattern with an elastic waistband, and sharp diagonal front pockets. The trousers also featured a tapered leg style and round back pockets. It's a great pattern for light to medium weight woven fabrics such us linen, denim, tencel denim, chambray, and cotton sateen. The pattern has a generous 4in ease at the hip point making them extra comfortable.

Nathaly is a fully graded PDF Patterns available in sizes from 4 to 22 for $10 from DG Patterns

What's new for McCalls

It's so exciting when a new season's catalogue hits the shelves! Here's our favourites from the latest sewing patterns for McCalls

Simply click on the image to buy and find out more about the sewing patterns.

Rock the Roksi Trio from Amy Nicole Studio

Amy Nicole has just launched the Roksi Trio - a pattern which features a crop, tank and dress pattern that can be worn in 26 different ways! We love it and it's the perfect make to have all holiday all-sewn up!

The Roksi Trio is a 26-in-one pattern that includes a crop top, tank, and dress, which are all reversible. The silhouette has an extra swing and is perfect for hot summer days.

Each view can be layered over the other for a tiered look, and with the reversible factor, you'll never be able to say you've got nothing to wear as the outfit possibilities are endless.

This pattern is best suited for lightweight fabrics with great drape. Although lightweight fabrics with more body would add a lovely shape to the silhouette.

The Roksi Trio is the second PDF pattern released by Amy at Amy Nicole Studio. She continues her love for comfortable, playful, and one-of-a-kind silhouettes with this new pattern design.

All Amy Nicole Patterns are drafted with petite sewists in mind, including guidelines for taller ladies to easily make adjustments. The patterns are quickly becoming known in the sewing community for their clear and efficient 'assembly line' construction style along side concise and easy-to-follow instructions.

The Roksi Trio includes three views, fully reversible, a hack for a non reversible, bias finished version and for an all-in-one, tiered version. The PDF patterns have been layered for printing  your size, interactive instructions for easy navigation, assembly line instruction style plus a printable pattern envelope cover sheet and instruction cheat sheet for advanced sewists.

Head on over to Amy Nicole Studio and buy for $13.50

Felicia Pinafore from Tessuti

Felicia Pinafore Dress is the latest pattern from Tessuti

Felicia is a pull-on dress, which features a sleeveless bodice with stitched down neck and armhole facings, bust darts and a soft gathered skirt with side pockets. Fabrics recommended include light to medium weight linen, linen blend, cotton, viscose, lightweight wool crepe or wool gauze.The Felicia Pinafore Dress comes in sizes XXS through to XXL and all sizes are included in the pattern. 

You can download the PDF print-at-home/print copy shop version for $12 (AUD) from Tessuti

Ulysses Trench from Victory Patterns

Victory Patterns has just released its new modern trench - The Ulysses

ULYSSES mixes trench coat styling with a relaxed, modern look. The relaxed, straight-cut coat features draped elements such as a shawl collar and a clean-lined, curved back 'rain guard' overlay. Notched-out holes along the sides seam of the overlay allow the coat's belt to exit through from the back to the front. Other beautiful design elements include shoulder epaulettes, clean-lined, angled patch pockets with an upper flap, centre-back vent, and gently angled hemline at the front.

The body of the coat is unlined, making it the ideal choice for the warmer months. Instructions are given for finishing seams with binding, which creates a beautiful interior for the garment.

The Ulysses Trench is available in PDF format for $17 and print for $19 from Victory Patterns.

Libby shirt from Sew Over It

Boxy and beautiful is the latest sewing pattern
from Sew Over It - Libby shirt

With its boxy shape, cropped hem and pretty collar, Libby is a contemporary but timeless little shirt with lots of potential. It features a loose fit, button-up front, notched collar, partial collar stand, unlined yoke with gently gathered back, and short grown-on cuffed sleeves.

Libby looks perfect for wearing with a high-waisted skirt or jeans, and as it has a cropped hem with two options: you can keep it straight across the front, or gently curve it to add a little extra length. Both versions feature a slightly curved back hem. The shirt makes the perfect canvas for fun prints although it looks just as gorgeous in a solid colour fabric too.

The unusual collar stand and notched collar gives sewers the chance to build your sewing skills. It's easier to sew than a traditional collared shirt, manageable, fun-to-make and a stylish introduction to shirtmaking.

The Libby Shirt is available as an immediate PDF download for £7.50 from Sew Over It

Stylish Clare knit dress from DG Patterns

Clare Dress is the newest addition to DG Patterns


This classic knit wrap dress from DG patterns looks so comfortable to wear with its gathered skirt and flared opened sleeves that add sophistication to a simple knit dress. It's semi-fitted dress with a wrap style front and features flutter sleeve style with an unusual cut out opening for comfort. The skirt has a simple gather style with a falttering knee-length.

Clare Dress is a fully graded PDF patterns, which is available in sizes from 4-22  from DG Patterns

Latest patterns from Deer and Doe

Loving the two new sewing patterns from Deer and Doe. Myosotis shirtdress and Nénuphar Jacket patterns are perfect for the holiday season

Lovely oversized shirtdress sewing pattern with inseam pockets. Version A has a '70s feeel to it with ruffle sleeves and a tiered skirt, and version B features plain sleeves and a gathered skirt. Both PDF (A0 and A4/US letter formats) and printed patterns come a full size pattern and an instruction booklet.

Julie Bonnar
Poppy & Jazz baby and toddler sewing patterns from Lisa Comfort

If you like making clothes for tinier people then you're going to love Lisa Comfort's new collection of baby and toddler patterns – Poppy & Jazz

Poppy & Jazz Toddler Patterns

Lisa Comfort has just launched her brand new range of baby sewing patterns, Poppy & Jazz. Named after her dog Poppy, and her one year old daughter Jasmine, Poppy & Jazz patterns are designed for babies and toddlers between 0-3 and 24 months. After spending the last year enjoying making clothes for Jasmine, Lisa couldn't resist building on her range of popular sewing patterns, and the collection was born!

The range is made up of five easy-to-sew patterns, perfect for beginner sewers onwards. The designs are simple, practical and exactly what you want to dress your little one in everyday. They're available in a handy digital PDF format, and the patterns are all £5.

The collection includes:

Daisy Dress - when Lisa dreamed of having a little girl she knew she'd have to make her a cotton dress with a peter pan collar. A nod to her favourite era, the '50s, it makes a great little party outfit. Jasmine wore her Daisy Dress to her first birthday. The pattern features a sweet little bodice, gathered skirt, cap sleeves and a peter pan collar. It opens up completely at the back to make dressing easy, and the design makes it perfect for fun contrasting fabrics!

Dandelion Dungarees - Reversible items are so useful as they can be quickly switched round if lunch stains one side!, so Lisa has designed a pair of double-sided dungarees. The Dandelion Dungarees fasten with poppers, and have extra long straps to allow for growth. Super easy to sew, they're a great project for beginners with little or no dressmaking experience. 

Honeydew Hoodie - like the dungarees, the Honeydew Hoodie is reversible, which gives you the chance to use two fun fabrics! With a hood, long sleeves and a double-breasted front, it makes a lovely snuggly coat. It fastens with six poppers at the front.

Tangerine Trousers - when Jasmine was very little all her RTW trousers had narrow waistbands which dug into her tummy, so when Lisa designed the Tangerine Trousers it was important that the waistband was nice and wide and comfy. They can be worn open at the ankle but also come with the option to add feet, which means no more lost socks! 

Strawberry Sweatshirt - super simple and easy to make, the Strawberry Sweatshirt is a great addition to a little one's wardrobe. Designed to be sewn in french terry or ponte, it's a great first knit fabric project for any beginner. Leave it plain for everyday, or have fun "jazzing" it up with applique or embroidery!

To view this delightful collection, pop on over to Sew Over It

The latest sewing pattern releases

As dressmakers, we're so lucky to have such a great choice of sewing patterns to choose from these days. Here's the latest pattern releases over the last 30 days in one handy place! Just click on the images to visit the pattern designer's website


Just click on the image to go directly to the pattern website to buy.

Cocowawa Craft's beginner-friendly new dress pattern - Honeycomb

The lovely beginner-friendly Honeycomb Shirt and Dress sewing pattern from the talented Ana Valls from Cocowawa Crafts

This beautiful and feminine design includes a mandarin or stand-up collar, front button placket, two different versions and lots of options to choose from. You can opt for the shirt that comes with a nice gathered peplum or the dress, with a midi length that you can alter to suit your
style the best.

There are also several sleeve options – regular long sleeves and long sleeves with bows for the colder months, and then short sleeves and a sleeveless alternative, perfect for spring and summer. The sewing pattern also comes with side panels and straps that make the fitting part much easier. The design is naturally loose but with the straps you can adjust it to get a closer fit.

With lots of detailed instructions, technical drawings and tips to get the best results, the pattern will become a staple in your  handmade wardrobe. You can also learn how to make the pattern on our YouTube Channel.

Buy the PDF version for £10 or if you prefer printed, it's £14 from Cocowawa Crafts

Gwen is the latest dress seiwng pattern from Colette

Looking for a maxi dress sewing pattern that's simple
to make then Gwen is for you!

Add a touch of understated elegance to your wardrobe with the Gwen dress from Colette Patterns. The simple, body-skimming fit and elegant styling makes for a timeless garment that can easily be taken from day to night. We love the little ruffle on the strap and the side slit.

This sewing pattern is perfect for beginners and can be made into a camisole if you prefer. It's available in US sizes 0-26 and looks stunning in solid coloured fabrics or go bold with a bright floral print.

Jenny Overalls - Closet Case Patterns

Jenny is the stylish new overall sewing pattern from
Closet Case Patterns

Inspired by vintage workwear, Jenny is a modern take on the classic overalls and wide leg trousers. The pattern features an ultra-high rise, sleek, functional details and a comfortable all-day-long fit.

Make a more sophisticated version of the dungarees with a well-proportioned bib and optional utility pocket, or make without the bib entirely for a pair of wide-legged cropped pants, full-length pants or shorts. 

Make this sewing pattern your own by mixing and matching the curved slash front pockets, faux fly front, single or double zipper waistband and rounded back patch pockets. To personalise even further, sew some high contrast topstitching!

To find your local UK stockist of Closet Case Patterns - click here

The Pippa Pinafore from Jennifer Lauren Handmade

With a fitted bib, deep patch pockets and fun side button fastening, Pippi is a blend of casual meets practical, combining comfort with a sleek and stylish silhouette

The Pippi Pinafore from Jennifer Lauren Handmade is perfect for wearing at the weekend. Darts and gently curved sides shape the bib to create a flattering silhouette for multiple bust sizes. The pleated front skirt and side button placket create a relaxed look while also stepping your sewing repertoire up a few notches.

Straps cross over the back and fasten to the bib using your choice of hardware or buttons. Deep curved patch pockets make sure you have room for everything you might need throughout the day.

Jennifer has thought of everything, pinafore dresses can lack a bit of feminine shaping but with cup sizes A to D included, you'll no longer need to make additional bust adjustment for the perfect fit. Also included in the instructions is a full set of Finished Garment Measurements, as well as detailed instructions on choosing the right size for your shape.

The gorgeous Giverny dress from Itch to Stitch

The Giverny dress is Itch to Stitch's latest sewing pattern and is so pretty!

This vintage inspired figure-flattering fit-and-flare dress has pintucks on the front and pleated sleeves with a slightly higher waist to give the impression of a smaller waist and longer legs. It's not only about how it looks, it's pretty functional too with the all-important in-seam pockets,  options for A, B, C, D and DD bust cups, easy-fitting back bodice princess seams, jewel neckline with a centre front slit and button closure, invisible back zipper and short and 3/4 length pleated cuffed sleeves.

Dajana dress with princess seams from DG Patterns

Dajana dress sewing pattern from DG Patterns has a classic silhouette and is a adaptable design, which will be a great
addition to your wardrobe

 Dajana is a beautiful, fitted princess seams dress with sleeveless, which sits just below the knee and has a crew neckline. There's also an optional short sleeve option and 1in ease at bust point. 

Julie Bonnar
Holly Jacket from Schnittchen

The Holly jacket is the latest sewing pattern from Schnittchen
and has all the designs of a classic bomber

The jacket sits on the waist and has a ribbed waistband and cuffs. Sew with a large tapered collar or a ribbed college jacket style collar, and fasten with buttons. You choose which ones – normal buttons, jeans buttons or snaps. There's also a detailed Video Sewing Tutorial On YouTube to help you succeed.

PDF pattern is available for €8 (printed version €13 from Scnittchen

Introducing the Ariana Leggings from DG Patterns

The Ariana Leggings is the latest pattern release from DG Patterns

This leggings PDF pattern will become staple pattern to add to your collection. It features six different styles including the in-style below knee length with a wide leg, long leg with a traditional cut and a tight calf style.

This PDF pattern is available to download in UK sizes 8-26 for $16 from DG Patterns