Piper Boho Tunic from Wardrobe By Me has had a revamp!

27 styles and 26 sizes, makes the Piper Boho Tunic from Wardrobe By Me a wardrobe winner this autumn!

The Piper Boho Tunic sewing pattern is a simple tunic with a flattering shape and now comes in. a more extensive range of sizes (0-24). The pattern has been designed with several body lengths and neckline finishes, two upper body options, a straight sleeve with a roll-up tab, and a bell sleeve with elastic hem. You can combine any of the features making a huge selection of 27 different looks (yes 27).

This pattern is intended for a lightweight woven fabric but you could make it in jersey quite easily (but remember to size down). We think it looks fab made in a dress length too!

The Piper Boho Tunic PDF pattern costs £7.70 and can be downloaded from wardrobe By Me

Autumn/Winter 2018 with Burda
Autumn sewing with Burda

Burda's new seasonal catalogue has just come out and it's full of fab sewing patterns to make for this coming season

We pick out some of favourites that we think you'll want to sew! Just click on the images to go to where you can buy!

Burda 6389 on The Pattern Pages

Burda 6389 on The Pattern Pages

ESPECIALLY FOR PLUS SIZES

6389
Sleeves are definitely the focus of fashion for this autumn. This knit dress is sculpted to fit your figure with darts and designed for the fuller figure (yay!). The sleeves can be made up in two interesting variations - two-piece sleeve and tie band or a sleeve with floaty flounces.
Sizes 20-30

6381
The fashion of the '80s loved accented shoulders, gathered gigot sleeves, and midi length skirts with a side slit, all made up in shiny fabric. This smart short dress with trim is definitely in fashion today too!.
Sizes 10-20

6365
This pattern has another two very different sewing patterns for dress making it great value. We love this ankle-skimming round neckline and flared sleeved dress and it looks fab in pretty print stripes and a wide tie belt accents the waist. The knee-length dress (not shown here) has a V-neck lightly floats about your figure thanks to gathers at empire waist seam. The cuffs sleeves are generously wide as well.
Sizes 10-20

SKIRTED STYLE

6357
Simple and yet so effective! Just slip on this long gathered skirt with an elastic waistband that features this season's short lining sewn into the skirt, which ensures modesty. The short skirt variation is detailed with a narrow frill at the hem.
Sizes 10-20

6375
Adding leather (or faux leather) to your wardrobe is this season's must-have and is sure to turn heads. This midi length wrap skirt features patch pockets, angled bands and leather lacing as a finishing touch. The knee length wrap skirt has decorative topstitching and pleated frills at the pockets and upper edge.
Sizes 10-20

6370
The narrow skirt with a concealed back vent is a fashion classic and really never goes out of style. Frills at the pocket opening edges and at the waistband joining seam are fab new details.
Sizes 8-18

SUIT YOURSELF

6380
This long waistcoat with lapels will create a great impression – use satin for the facings and you have an evening garment or a different fabric for a more sporty daytime look.
Sizes 10-20

6376
These are blazers will draw attention to your waistline. It can be made with different collars including a long shawl collar or integral stand collar. Just add your own decorative fastener for a one-of-a-kind look.
Size 8-18

6382
This is a stylish jersey dress with interesting seam lines and a special twist at the neckline featuring a small stand collar. Choose between the sleeveless version with slightly over cut shoulders for evenings out or long sleeves for cooler days.
Sizes 8-18

6383
This dress pattern contains two special occasion dresses that wold be perfect for any season. It has two strong design details - a pleated peplum and contrasting piping.
Sizes 8-18

6364
Red always makes a strong statement, especially when it hugs your figure as does this long siren dress with side godets. The short dress show in the middle below with 3/4–sleeves and flounces  has great potential to be a future favourite go-to dress for cooler days.
Sizes 8-18

6362
Another great jersey dress pattern that looks like a two-piece with separate loose fitting top attached to the narrow mock wrap skirt. The design of the front overskirt panel creates small gathers at the side which allow the skirt to drape nicely. Choose between a round neckline or a stand collar.
Sizes 8-18

6373
This wrap blouse is incredibly versatile to wear! Simply tie the bands in front or wrap the fronts one over the other and tie the bands in back. The other option allows you to lengthen with a peplum and features sleeves with knotted cuffs.
Sizes 10-20

6369
These fitted blouses with a back zip fastening display small pleats at the shoulder seams and right side seam are very modern. The front lies flat underneath. The sleeves of view A feature tie band cuffs, view B is made up with 3/4–length sleeves.
Sizes 8-18

6366
These fashionable tops are very easy to sew thanks to the collar being cut as an integral part of the garment piece. The slightly over cut shoulders and wide sleeves go well together and the tie bands to gather the sleeves makes it a stylish make.
Sizes 8-18

PARTY GLAMOUR

6388
This is certainly an evening gown that wouldn’t be out of place on the red carpet event. The lovely silhouette shows off your figure with a bustier bodice. The draped folds and the single strap on the bodice are very eye-catching. Make the shorter dress with an asymmetric peplum for cocktail parties.
Size 8-18

6384
This dress definitely has the feminin touch! The wrap look bodice with pleats is held in place by a waistband from which the narrow skirt continues on with an overskirt panel on one side. Assymetrical designs are really in this season and are flattering for morst shapes and sizes.
Size 10-20

DRESS CODE FOR AUTUMN

6352
We love this dress with a T-shirt top and attached skirt is super casual. Make it up in either jersey or woven fabric. The back skirt hem is straight while the front hem dips to a point and has options for long and narrow sleeves.
Sizes 10-20

6385
Another pattern pack with two totally different styles. One is a figure hugging dress with binding and a mock front fastening, while the other is quite fanciful with a bell shaped skirt and sleeve flounces giving you a versatile pattern that you will want to make twice!
Sizes 10-20

WHO WEARS THE TROUSERS

6377
This season’s stretch trousers should hug your figure and the set in stripes at the sides are a great fashion statement. Dress them up with satin stripes and glittery trim or go for a more casual look by simply using a contrasting colour. Loving the plaid look!
Sizes 8-18

6371
Two interesting pairs of trousers come in this sewing pattern – the waistband of both begins at the pocket opening edges. The legs of view A are detailed with elastic at the hem. The shorter view B features hem bands with piping.
Sizes 10-20

ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT

6396
Girls get ready to show  off your wiast this season and sew yourself a collection of new belts. They are so easy to make! Use leather, imitation leather or woven fabric - the choice is yours or even match the belt to the fabric of your outfit.
Sizes 10-20 

COAT CREATION

Making your own coat is probably one of the most challenging but also is one of the most rewarding things to sew!

6387
This fitted coat is stylish and will keep you extra warm. The classic feminine style is offset with a striking fake fur collar and turn-up cuffs. The hip length jacket has a a tie belt and can be made with a contrasting fabric collar.
Sizes 10-20

6372
A great pattern pack with two totally different styles to choose from. The longer raglan jacket here has been made up in classic Hound-tooth fabric and the short jacket has cropped sleeves and a small collar. Both are perfect for teaming up with tailored trousers or pencil skirts.  
Sizes 8-18

6360
Another pattern with options for sporty jackets for in between seasons. Choose the jacket with parka styling details including a hood, patch pockets, flaps and a drawstring casing. Add some funky patches to get the utility look or make with popular trench coat details like the collar, back yoke and tie belt.
Sizes 10-20

6361
Both the long jacket and the short coat feature a shapely high waist. A small frill is caught in at the seam in the view shown below but there's also an option ofr a slightly gathered waistline. Pockets are sewn in at the front panel seams or at the side seams.
Sizes 10-20

6359
The new season wouldn't be complete without a trendy jacket in fake fur. Choose a blouson style with rib knit band at hem and collar, or use a single fabric for a luxury look for the entire garment.
Sizes 10-20

6379
Longer blouson jackets with a drawstring waist are ideal for everyday wear. Choose either a stand collar or a simple round neckline. The casing can be drawstring or elastic.
Sizes 10-20

TOP OF THE HEAP

6356
With these sweaters you're bound to be warm throughout autumn and winter. The first sweater features a loop scarf C which has its own pattern piece which can be worn on as a roll neck or off the shoulder. The pullover option has a fur trimmed hood and rib knit hem band. View B has a neckline band.
Sizes 10-20

6374
The sleeves of tunic length blouse have an eye-catching frills. Make the blouse with a small stand collar and cuffed sleeves, the asymmetric layer caught in at the front fastening is a special extra detail and will hide any lumps and bumps you don't want to show.
Sizes 10-20

Madeline Robertson Jumpsuit/Dress from the Maker's Atelier

How gorgeous is the new jumpsuit (and dress) limited edition sewing pattern from
The Maker's Atelier - we love it!

This pattern is the second style to be launched as part of The Maker's Atelier Design Studio project. Design Studio is a series of designs commissioned from fashion students and graduates to encourage the craft of dressmaking.

This style is designed by Madeline Robertson, currently in her third year at Brighton University and features a contemporary jumpsuit and dress with butterfly sleeves and drawstring detail. It's suitable fro sewers with a little dressmaking experience and comes in UK sizes 4-22.

This is a printed pattern and costs £22.50 from The Maker's Atelier

 

 

Men's Chino trousers from Wardrobe By Me

Treat the bloke folk to a new pair of trousers with this stylish Chino pattern from Wardrobe By Me

Wardrobe By Me has released a few great sewing patterns for men recently and this one is no exception. The Chino pants pattern has back welt pockets, front fly with zipper, side pockets and waistband with five belt loops. The pattern is drafted with 32in (82cm) inseam but the pattern also  includes a series of lengthening and shortening lines. This design would look fab in  twill, denim, or other sturdy type woven fabric such as canvas.

Get the Chino Pants pattern in a PDF download for £7.86 from Wardrobe By Me

Montavilla MuuMuu from Sew House Seven

Traditionally a muumuu is a loose dress of Hawaiian origin that hangs from the shoulder and is unrestricted at the waist. The Montavilla Muumuu from Sew House Seven is a cheeky take on this Hawaiian classic!

This modern dress can be made long or cropped as mini dress or a top. Wear the dress beltless (muumuu style) or use the optional tie or an existing belt for more waist definition. The top can be tucked into a skirt or trousers or worn more casually untucked.

It's quite a simple dress/top to sew but it has some great details that make it special. The outer leg of the shoulder dart gathers slightly to form a ruffle while an elastic tunnel gathers the sides underarm for an easy and comfortable fit with no closures to sew. When sewn in a more structured fabric, the sleeve/ruffle is more crisp and prominent and
when sewn in a fluid fabric such as rayon challis, the ruffle floats or flutters gently.

The top ( #1) is cropped and lands around the high hip. The mini dress (#2) lands a little above the knees and the full muumuu dress (#3) lands just above the ankles. Both long and short dresses feature oversized pockets and the full muumuu features long front slits/vents at the hem. This sewing pattern is for advanced beginner level pattern and comes in sizes 00 - 20 (US).

Download the PDF version for $14 from Sew House Seven

 

Early autumn pattern releases for McCall's

Here's our favourite sewing patterns and latest looks from McCall's for autumn! Just click on the images to visit McCall's UK website

7800 STYLISH SLEEVES  This pattern is definitley one that we want to make, and it looks preety special in stretch velvet! The pattern features three styles of loose-fitting pullover dresses and has lots of choices when it comes to neckline and sleeves. Available in sizes 6-22

7800
STYLISH SLEEVES

This pattern is definitley one that we want to make, and it looks preety special in stretch velvet! The pattern features three styles of loose-fitting pullover dresses and has lots of choices when it comes to neckline and sleeves. Available in sizes 6-22

7801   FRILLS & SPILLS  This lined dress features a partially fitted bodice with lots of length and sleeve variations, neckline flounces, snap closure, tie belt and shaped hemline. It also includes handy eparate pattern pieces for A/B, C, and D cup sizes.   It's available in sizes 6-22.

7801
FRILLS & SPILLS
This lined dress features a partially fitted bodice with lots of length and sleeve variations, neckline flounces, snap closure, tie belt and shaped hemline. It also includes handy eparate pattern pieces for A/B, C, and D cup sizes. It's available in sizes 6-22.

7802 SMART DRESSING  Another favourite of ourselves, this dress is perfect for the office. It's fitted through the bust which gives it a smart casual look, and has neckline, sleeve, and length variations to make it your own. There's also a back invisible zipper and front slit. available in sizes 6-22.

7802
SMART DRESSING

Another favourite of ourselves, this dress is perfect for the office. It's fitted through the bust which gives it a smart casual look, and has neckline, sleeve, and length variations to make it your own. There's also a back invisible zipper and front slit. available in sizes 6-22.

7812  FIGURE FLATTERING  This pattern is perfect for those who like close-fitting clothes but want to diguise the tummy and bust area. These pullover tops and dress have front ribbon drawstring that creates gathers and has been designed for moderate stretch knits. There's also length and sleeve options. The pattern comes in sizes 6-22.

7812
FIGURE FLATTERING
This pattern is perfect for those who like close-fitting clothes but want to diguise the tummy and bust area. These pullover tops and dress have front ribbon drawstring that creates gathers and has been designed for moderate stretch knits. There's also length and sleeve options. The pattern comes in sizes 6-22.

7803 A SHAPELY STAPLE  How gorgeous does this blouse look in silky fabric. It's perfect for a night out, just team up with your favourite black trousers. The pattern also features a short dress that would suit any body shape and includes an invisible zipper at the back and has a pretty tie front. Sizes range from 6-22

7803
A SHAPELY STAPLE

How gorgeous does this blouse look in silky fabric. It's perfect for a night out, just team up with your favourite black trousers. The pattern also features a short dress that would suit any body shape and includes an invisible zipper at the back and has a pretty tie front. Sizes range from 6-22

7805   BARDOT STYLE  The bardot style remains a popular style this autumn but this pattern has additional straps that makes it a more practical make for wearing every day. The pattern features a button front and also includes separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cup sizes so you can get a great fit without worrying about 'button gape'. The pattern is available in sizes 6-22.

7805
BARDOT STYLE
The bardot style remains a popular style this autumn but this pattern has additional straps that makes it a more practical make for wearing every day. The pattern features a button front and also includes separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cup sizes so you can get a great fit without worrying about 'button gape'. The pattern is available in sizes 6-22.

7813   HIP HEMLINES  Unusual hemlines is what we can expect to find on the High Street this autumn. This sewing pattern from McCall's ticks all the boxes. The wrap style skirts has a number of great hemline variations and snap closures, and looks great worn with a belt to cinch in that waist! Available in sizes 6-22.

7813
HIP HEMLINES
Unusual hemlines is what we can expect to find on the High Street this autumn. This sewing pattern from McCall's ticks all the boxes. The wrap style skirts has a number of great hemline variations and snap closures, and looks great worn with a belt to cinch in that waist! Available in sizes 6-22.

7808   FUN IN FLOUNCES  It seems that we can't get enough of the flounce look and this sewing pattern is another great choice for us who love this style. Another loose-fitting pullover top that's calling out for the lastest prints! Available in sizes 6-22

7808
FUN IN FLOUNCES
It seems that we can't get enough of the flounce look and this sewing pattern is another great choice for us who love this style. Another loose-fitting pullover top that's calling out for the lastest prints! Available in sizes 6-22

Style Arc reveals its three new Sutton styles

These three new sewing patterns  from Style Arc all work together to create two very different looks

Style Arc has just released The Sutton Woven Top, Woven Cami and Skirt. Both the cami and the top work perfectly with the skirt.

The breezy Woven Cami is easy to make and makes a lovelytop to add to your for your summer wardrobe. With its optional flounce that sits sit over the shoulder strap, you can create two very different looking tops. There's also a partial elastic back which allows for a great fit and extra comfort when its hot.

The Woven Top is a very different again. Make a statement with this on-trend, loose fitting top using a decorative button or fastening on the asymmetrical closer. With its single pocket, this top will become a go-to staple that can be worn casually or dressed up with ease that you'll want to make several!

While the skirt makes the perfect partner to either of the tops with its fabric belt. Make in the moments popular length - a classic mid length and slightly A-line skirt. Use feature buttons and a matching buckle to set this skirt apart from the rest!

All three patterns can be puchased as a PDF pattern from Style Arc

Sutton Woven top for $15 (AUD), Sutton Cami top for $15 (AUD), Sutton skirt for $13 (AUD)

The Soho Coat from Tessuti

We love Tessuti's last coat pattern, the Soho Coat. It's going to look fab in lots of the new fabrics for autumn/winter!

This stylish, classic coat is unlined and features a turned back collar, side pockets, drop shoulders, topstitched side seams and full-length sleeves with rolled back cuffs. The finished length has been designed to sit on or just above the knee but it can easily be adjusted suit your personal style.

The coat closes just beneath the collar with a single button, and the collar which looks equally great worn up or down. This coat sewing pattern is suitable for fabrics such as soft to medium weight wool coatings including wool/cashmere blends, wool tweed, wool boucle and double wool crepe. It's also good for heavy weight linen but not for super-fine or thick fabrics.

The pattern is available in sizes XXS through to XL (Australian) and all sizes are included in the coat pattern. 

You can download the PDF for $12 (AUD) from Tessuti

Carrie Trousers from Sew Over It

A few good trouser patterns are essential for any discerning handmade wardrobe. Here's Carrie - the latest from Sew Over It

Inspired by the effortless summer wardrobe of Carrie Bradshaw (for those of you not in the know, she's from the popular series, Sex In The City), the Carrie Trousers are perfect for everyday wear.

They're great for wearing with flats for a casual daytime look or Sunday stroll through the park, but look as good dressed up with heels for an evening out.

These trousers have a loose-fit through the leg, which is slightly tapered towards the ankle. There's no tricky closures to contend with and they have a flattering flat-fronted, elasticated-back waistband with pretty pleats at the front.

Practical and ideal for any season the Carrie Trousers are mid-rise and feature useful (and we think flattering) slanted pockets at the side seams. Easy to fit, they're a great starting point for newbie trouser sewers who want to get to grips with trouser construction.

Buy the Carie Trouse PDF sewing pattern for £7.50 from Sew Over It

Start making your autumn wardrobe with My Image magazine

The latest issue of My Image magazine is out and it's packed full of new sewing patterns for autumn/winter! We take a look at some of our favourites!

 FYI....

This is a favourite of ours by you may not have heard about My Image magazines then you're in for a treat.

It's much like the Burda Style magazines in that the issues contains a pull-out of all the patterns featured in the magazine. The company is  based in The Netherlands but all issues are written in English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish.

Each magazine costs €5.95 (which is around £5.35) includes around 20 new sewing pattern designs in sizes 34-52, XS-3XL (US 4-22)  so there's a good range of sizes. The magazine also features 3 free PDF patterns worth €11,85. This time it includes the pink dress on the cover
(Alexia S1047).

My Image 17 features a gorgeous selection of garments that you're going to want to make for the next season. We love the Asymmetrical skirt (M1862) and Dress (M1853) above. What's your favourite pattern?

To buy the latest issue visit Made By Oranges

 

To see more of the patterns before you buy the magazine you can view the flip version of the magazine - click here.

 

Eloise dress from By Hand London

What a treat a new sewing pattern from By Hand London! It's the first pattern for a while but we think it was worth the wait!

Eloise is a deceptively simple shift dress to make and includes bust darts, subtle shaping through the waist and hips as well as an optional waist tie belt or side seam tie backs. Choose from bracelet length sleeves, no sleeves at all or go all out with frilled bell sleeves.

Other options include a circular gathered hem frill which can be added to the dress at the knee for maxi boho chic, or just below the hip for a drop waist cocktail dress. With mix-and-match pattern pieces, this infinitely versatile dress is also a fast and easy sew and has no zipper so you'll be whipping up one or two frocks in no time at all!

This pattern is multi-size and consists of sizes 6-20 (UK) and 2-16 (US). It's been designed to work with a variety of light and medium weight woven fabrics. Opt for linen, soft cottons (think batiste, double gauze, chambray, seersucker, lawn, broderie, swiss dot etc), drapey and/or floaty silks and rayon. Fabrics with more structure will lend themselves to a more polished, almost mod-like vibe without the waist tie. Why not go for jacquard, taffeta or wool crepe to make it extra special!

Get your copy of this PDF sewing pattern for #9.50 from By Hand London

Ursula knit top & dress from DG Patterns

This easy knit top and dress pattern from DG Patterns features a cool front keyhole and shoulder openings to make a cute, trendy and on-trend top

This PDF pattern consists of a fitted, dolman sleeve knit top and dress sewing pattern with an elbow sleeve length and an optional keyhole opening below the neckline. It also includes a shoulder opening to add a unusual design detail to this easy-to-make knit top and dress.
The top is high hip length and the dress is a mid knee length pattern. It's perfect for wearing between the seasons!

Available to download for $10 from DG Patterns

Shakti jersey pants from Designer Stitch

The ultimate go-to trouser for the weekends and lounging around!

The Shakti jersey pants are easy wearing, relaxed and of course right up-to-date stylewise! Made in a jersey fabric, they offer so many different possibilities. There's 4 leg style options including side ruching, drawstring, straight and bell as well as 3 waistband to choose from –standard, yoga, and ruched yoga. Just add some handy pockets and this trouser style will suit every shape and every lifestyle out there!

Available as a PDF pattern for ¢12 from Designer Stitch

Cali Faye's Dress 47

Dress 47 was created by Cali faye Collection to get women into clothes that make them feel beautiful!

Better yet, allow sewers to create the clothing themselves, giving them the control of comfortable fabrics and unique alterations to make the garment just right for their own personal style

The midline sits at the smallest part of the natural waist and the dress has front closure, gathered skirt, and optional pockets! The waistband fits comfortably snug, with the help of an elastic back waistband, so we've included an invisible zip on the side seam. The hemline is intended to fall just above the knee but is customisable so you can choose the most comfrotable length for you. It comes in sizes 0-16.

Dress 47 is available to download as a PDF for $14 from cali faye Collection