Pattern Review - December 2017
Wow! December has been a busy month for not only us but the dressmaking world too, lots of new patterns for you to try and love
Athina top - Tessuti
Tessuti's latest pattern is a simple boxy style loose fit top, which features an extended shoulder and dropped sleeve. There are two length options available making this a comfortable casual top or the perfect beach cover-up.
Best of all, this pattern is free to download.
Download from Tessuti by clicking the image
Lahja Dressing Gown – Named Clothing
Lahja is a casual straight-cut unisex dressing gown. The women’s version extends above the knees and has cropped sleeves while the men’s one is calf length and has longer sleeves. Both feature a wide collar and fasten with a wide belt. Choose a medium weight non-stretch fabric such as linen, cotton, terry, and waffle cloth or for a more kimono-like option go for fabric with drape such as polyester satin or silk satin.
Lahja PDF pattern is available for €10 from Named Clothing by clicking the image
Nixie Briefs - Jennifer Lauren Handmade
Jennifer Lauren handmade has released her final pattern for the year, The Nixie Briefs. They’re a little bit vintage, a little bit flirty but look very comfortable. They’re a step above your standard underwear with a higher rise at the back and full coverage for your bottom. Choose from a hipster or highwaist brief, and perfect using up those knit fabric scraps. This sewing pattern is the perfect for confident beginners.
This print-at-home pattern is available for $8 from Jennifer Lauren Handmade by clicking the image
The Hannah dress/top - DG Patterns
Make this cute and simple top and dress with its one-of-a-kind asymmetric gathered hemline. This classic top loose fit woven A-line patterns includes a lovely gathered bottom detail and three sleeve styles – short, long and petal sleeves. The PDF pattern has 6in ease at bust point and can be made with around 2½ metre of fabric depending on your size. Choose lightweight fabrics such as lawn, voile, chambray, satin, challis for the top and medium weight woven fabric for the dress like twill, denim, cotton sateen, brocade and blends.
Buy for $10 from DG Patterns by clicking the image
Henrietta swimsuit – Measure Twice Cut Once
Henrietta is a subtle V-neck swimsuit with cut out sides to show off your body shape with cross strapping while still having a full coverage bottom and good bust coverage. The decorative picot edging adds a bohemian feel. When not in the water, wear with cut off shorts. Available in sizes 6-18 and suitable for stretch knits with spandex, elastane and lycra with two-way stretch.
Purchase for €12 from Measure Twice Cut Once by clicking the image
Acacia underwear – Megan Nielsen
Make yourself an entire drawer of gorgeous undies and use up all your fabrics scraps.
The low-rise bikini cut underwear pattern features gusset with fully enclosed seams, comfortable fit and ample coverage. The detailed instructions include three different elastic insertion methods. Perfect for beginners to learn new skills or experienced sewers to whip up quickly.
You can get a copy of this pattern for free by subscribing to Megan Nielsen’s newsletter
Santi skirt – Designer Stitch
We love the Santi skirt, it’s the perfect ‘go to’ skirt for everyday wear and suits a multitude of fabrics, which makes it ideal for all seasons too. It’s a relaxed easy wearing skirt and offers a slight a-line styling. Designed with 8-gore panels for shaping, front patch pockets, and a self-shaped belt the Santi makes a fabulous fashion statement.
Available as a PDF pattern for $8 from Designer Stitch by clicking the image
Priscilla Dress – Rosy Pena Patterns
Priscilla is a knee-length fitted bodycon style dress has long and elbow length sleeve options. The design has a turtleneck or slim neckband finish and works with spandex/lycra knits and is perfect date night or special occasions. .
Available for €14 from Rosy Pena Patterns by clicking the image
Leah Shirt – DG Patterns
This classic shirt pattern is an easy project, created for advanced beginners who love a straight cut, men-style shirt for women. This semi-fitted shirt has a high hip curved length hemline, oversized collar and cuffs and a small front pocket.
Available for $10 from DG Patterns by clicking the image
Sirocco Top and Dress – Coffee + Thread
The Sirocco is a breezy swing top and dress pattern for woven fabrics. The feminine bell-shaped sleeves and high-low hem add a touch of whimsy to this style. It comes together quickly and is suitable for adventurous beginners and there are no closures.
Available as a PDF pattern for $10 from Coffee + Thread by clicking the image
My Sew Called Sweater – Pipe Dream Patterns
The Sew-Called Sweater PDF pattern is a simple, slouchy, oversized sweater at heart that can be worn for most occasions. It’s suitable for beginner sewers and designed with simple lines to make it easy for you to adjust the fit and is styled to be a comfortable staple. The Pipe Dream Versions Booklet shows non-standard fabrics sampled in this pattern and helps you if you want to experiment with mixing textiles.
Available as a PDF pattern for $8.50 from Pipe Dream Patterns by clicking the image
Francesca Trousers – Wear Lemonade
This is Francesca, a very flattering high waisted trouser that will make your legs look long and slender with extra detailing such as the little "V" in the back brings a touch of originality. And of course, Francesca has pockets
Available as a PDF pattern for €17.90 from Wear Lemonade by clicking the image
Uvita Top from Itch to Stitch
The Uvita top is a relaxed, dropped-shoulder and wide neckline top that is designed for maximum comfort, minimalist style and is a blank canvas for showcasing an interesting fabric. Choose long or three-quarter sleeves.
Uvita Top is a free PDF pattern from Itch to Stitch to download your copy click on the image
Sunset Wrap Foldwear Patterns
Inspired by the ’40s, this easy one-arm wrap shawl is so easy to make and can be made in less than hour or less. The wrap can be made for winter with heavier-weight warm fabrics or for summer evenings made in lightweight material with good drape.
Available for $9.95 from Foldwear Patterns by clicking the image
Rumana Coat – By Hand London
This coat will never go out of style. The Rumana Coat is fully lined and features flattering princess seams throughout, welt pockets, two-piece sleeves and an elegant collar and lapel. This coat pushes the boundaries of your sewing skills, and will leave you with an impressive garment you’ll be proud to wear for years to come.
It’s a multi-sized pattern from 6-20 UK (2-16 US).
Available for £9.50 from By Hand London by clicking the image
Amelia Jacket – DG Patterns
This PDF pattern consists of a loose fit, woven princess seams jacket, which features a basic collar design and front zipper. The jacket also has front patch pockets to create a classic, yet easy design to make and wear this winter.
It comes in a generous selection of sizes from 6-26 (4-22 US) and is perfect for medium to heavy-weight woven fabric such as denim, twill, brocade, Jaquard, wool and light to medium-weight woven fabric for the lining such as lawn, voile, cotton sateen, and blends.
Available for $10 from DG Patterns by clicking the image