Pattern Review - Jan/Feb
January and February (so far) has been a great time for new pattern releases. Here's a few of our favourite to top up
your handmade wardrobe
Bryce Cargo Pants – Hey June Handmade
The Bryce Cargo Pants are mid-rise, slim fit, ankle length pants, and feature traditional pleated cargo pockets above the knee with pocket flaps, deep slash hip pockets with seam-outlined bags, back flap pockets, and darts at the knee for extra shaping and detailing, and a functional zip fl.
Download PDF format for $12 (USD) by clicking on the image
Bellavista Top - Itch to Stitch
The Bellavista Top originated from Kennis Wong’s quest for a big cowl with a big drape. The Bellavista Top comes in a comfortable swing bodice with a centre-front panel, two neck and two sleeve options. Use a sweater knit to make a sweater or a jersey to make a T-shirt.
Available from Itch to Stitch in PDF format for $10 (USD) by clicking on the image
Cocoon Jacket - DG Patterns
A gorgeous woven or knit jacket which features dolman sleeves, curved hemline and collar. The jacket features some beautiful pleated cuffs and interesting design lines throughout the front and back bodice.
Available from DG Patterns in PDF format for $10 (USD) by clicking on the image
Scoop pinafore - Sew Different
This casual over the head tunic has been designed to wear with your favourite top. It features a statement square neckline, contrast scoop sides that house large pockets and a slight whiff of bubble hem.
Available from Sew Different, PDF £9 and printed version £15 by clicking on
Claudia dress - Tessuti Fabrics
A stylish, pull-on sundress featuring narrow shoulder straps, bust darts, stitched down side pockets and above knee side splits with wide hem and topstitching detail.
Purchase the PDF $10 (AUD) and printed version $25 (AUD) by clicking on the image
Myrna Dress - Colette
The Myrna dress is a feminine hearken back to the 1940s with gathers at the shoulder and waist, two shaped waist yoke options, two skirt lengths which all add up to making this dress versatile and flattering.
Available from Colette, PDF $10 (USD) by clicking on the image
Synthia Blouse – Designer Stitch
Evoking the soft and flirty trans seasonal vibe the Synthia is a feminine silhouette featuring a ruffle collar and waterfall armhole frill.
A semi fitted shape the Synthia is both figure flattering and easy to wear and the pattern offers cups sizes for fine-tuning the fit of your
garment. Cup Sizes – B, C, D, DD(E). Shown here on pattern tester, Kiran Grewal.
Available as a PDF pattern for $10 from Designer Stitch by clicking the image
Chloe Sweatshirt– Rosy Pena Patterns
A classic sweatshirt featuring dropped shoulders, trendy sleeve cuffs and length variations. Chloe is the perfect layering piece and can be dressed up or down depending on your fabric choice and personal style, and perfect for this transitional season.
Purchase from Rosy Peña Patterns in PDF format for $14 (USD) by clicking on the image
Nikko Top/dress - True Bias
The Nikko is a turtleneck knit pattern with four fab views. Views A and B are tops with a fitted silhouette, while Views B and C are ankle length dresses with a straighter fit and side slits.
Available from True Bias, PDF $14 (US) and printed version $18 (US) by clicking on the image
Matcha top - Sew Liberated
A swing, easy-to-sew top with mandarin-inspired neckline with sleeve variations featuring a one-of-a-kind shoulder construction that visually squares-off and balances your shoulders.
Buy from Sew Liberated, printed version $13.95 (US) by clicking on the image
Mila dungarees - Tilly and the Buttons
Dungarees are cute, practical and great for all seasons, and are a popular thing to wear. These ones will become a go-to wardrobe staple for weekends. The Mila is slim fitting on the hips and legs and has stylish side button openings and essential pockets.
Purchase from Tilly and the Buttons, printed version £12.50 by clicking on the image
All the Cute skirts - My Handmade Wardrobe
A brand new pattern company for you – My handmade Wardrobe has created a range of sewing patterns, which make up comfortable and stylish everyday essentials to get you excited about getting dressed every day! This pack of skirt patterns gives you a good choice of lengths to suit your personality and mood from pencil, A-line, gathered and pleated.
Available from My Handmade wardrobe, PDF £9 and printed version £12.50 by clicking on the image
Yates Coat - Grainline Studio
The stylish Yates Coat will instantly upgrade any cool weather outfit. It has a sleek silhouette with inseam pockets, hidden double-breasted snap closure and chic oversized lapel and mid-thigh length give the Yates a modern aesthetic.
Available from Grainline Studio, printed version $20 (US) by
clicking on the image
Spring/summer issue - My Image magazine
We’re a real fan of the Dutch magazine, My Image, and the spring summer edition has just come out. The magazine includes a pullout of stylish patterns including M1815 dress with button placket, which is great for the office and for smarter weekends.
My Image Magazine costs €5.95 and features 20 new patterns for the season. Click on the image to visit the website.
Paperboy Pleated Trousers - Wardrobe By Me
The Paperboy pleated trousers look like a tailored trouser, but have a secret back elastic, which makes them super comfortable. The pattern also feature a high-waist, single front pleats, slanted pockets, faux front fly and cropped cuffed hem, and has been designed for knits fabrics such as Ponte, and French Terry.
Available from Wardrobe by Me, PDF pattern is £8.95 by clicking on the image
The Sports Coat - The Maker’s Atelier
An unlined sports inspired coat with bomber style collar and optional gathered cuffs.
This style suits both woven and jersey fabrics. The collar requires a medium weight jersey or rib fabric with some Lycra/elastane content so it keeps its shape.
Buy from The Maker’s Atelier, £12.50 printed pattern by clicking on the image
Dove Curve - Megan Nielsen
The Dove Curve is the first pattern in Megan Nielsen’s new extended size range. The popular Dove blouse is now available in curve sizes to fit busts 44-54in (112-137cm). It’s also the first pattern to include the new size labels, which refer to body measurements instead of alpha labelling.
Buy from Megan Nielsen in PDF format for $14.07 (USD) by clicking on the image
Ogden Cami - True Bias
The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can be worn on its own or as a layering piece. It has a soft V-neck at centre front and back and cute delicate spaghetti straps.The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high-end finish.
Available from True Bias, printed version $16 (USD) by clicking on the image
Hattie dress - Style Arc
The Hattie dress is a woven dress that works well in a print fabric, and can be worn two ways – wrap the ties to the back of the dress for a neat front look or tie them to the front to sit over your tummy, and two lengths for the skirt for this pattern.
Purchase from Style Arc, $12.50 (AUD) for printed pattern by clicking on the image
Cinnamon Trousers - CocoWawa Pattern
Super trendy pair of cropped semi-fitted trousers that rest on the hips, with a mid raise, straight legs, back elastic waist, and side invisible zip. Make with patch pockets or with ruffles or pleats at the hem and at the front inset pockets.
Available from CoCoWawa in PDF format for £10 by clicking on the image
Sophia Wrap skirt – Mika Patterns
The Sophie skirt is the first sewing pattern for the brand and is a short straight skirt with a classic silhouette. It has been designed to sit close to the natural waist, without a waistband, and to fall just above the knees. The asymmetrical panel creates a soft and elegant faux wrap effect.
Available from Mika Patterns in PDF format for $10 (USD) by clicking on the image
Stasia dress - Sew Liberated
A knit dress that feels really comfortable to wear and has options for pockets, different sleeve and length options. The pattern also can be adapted to make a close-fitting tee, which is perfect for layering.
Buy from Sew Liberated, printed version $13.95 (US) by clicking on the image