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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

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


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

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