Josephine Jumper from Rebecca Page

This fab jumper just about goes with any kind of bottoms, wear for casual with jeans or dress it up with a skirt!

An everyday necessity to your hand-made wardrobe

Loose-fitting yet elegant, this knit top sewing pattern has a flattering silhouette. Its relaxed fit with a dropped shoulder and dolman sleeves is contemporary and perfect for beginner sewists as it comes with a full toutorial and step-by-step instructions. You can make this comfy cowl top sleeveless or long-sleeved so it’s ideal for any season. It comes in sizes XXS to 5XL.

To buy the Josephine knit top pattern for $12 (USD) from Rebecca Page

Julien Chore Jacket from Ready to Sew

This workwear jacket will definitely become a favourite go-to garment in your wardrobe. It’s so easy to style and throw on over dresses and jeans.

Go bold to add some spring colour to your handmade wardrobe

Inspired by classic workwear, each seam of this simple but stylish jacket is topstitched or enclosed to hold up for a lifetime. This unlined button-up chore jacket features one front chest pocket, two front hand pockets, buttoned cuffs and a real knack for getting things done. Julien’s boxy fit is perfect for layering with other garments such as a lovely knit dress.

The jacket sewing pattern is rated as for intermediate sewers but has a very simple approach used to achieve ordinarily quite challenging techniques such as creating the back pleat, button placket and sleeve openings. The most challenging part is the collar. It is a great pattern for an advanced beginner trying to stretch her skills with very detailed instructions. The jacket comes in sizes 32 - 52 and has half sizes too 32 - 52 and is perfect for cotton canvas, cotton denim, moleskin, linen and corduroy fabrics.

Download your PDF for €10.20 from ready to Sew by clicking here

Kalispell Dress from Itch to Stitch

Shirtdresses are a real fashion statement at the moment and every sewer’s wardrobe should have one this season

With a touch of vintage and modern, the Kalispell Dress is designed with front and back bodice princess seams and a full skirt with inverted box pleats. This fit-and-flare dress is flattering to many body types and sizes. You can choose to keep it at midi length or lengthen or shorten the skirt using instructions included for the perfect length for you.

The sewing pattern also features options for A, B, C, D and DD cups and cap sleeves and flare sleeves. The V neck sits perfectly and the dress is finished with a button closure band and the must-have ample in-seam pockets! Available in sizes 00-20 (US).

This PDF sewing pattern is available for ¢12 (USD) from Itch to Stitch by clicking here

Jasper Pants from DG Patterns

A comfy trouser pattern with the latest fashionable flare opening

This fit and flare stretch woven trouser sewing pattern has a comfy high hip curved waist band, sllim fit style, a front opening at the calf level to create a fashionable flare opening and the elasticated back waistband adds a great fit. Make in knit, spandex, double knit and ponte roma. The pattern comes in sizes 8-26 (UK) and 4- 22 (US).

Download the PDF version for $10.60 from DG Patterns by clicking here

Ophelia Overalls from Decades of Style

The Ophelia Overalls is a great sewing pattern to work with the beautiful coloured baby and needlecords that are so popular at the moment

Ophelia Overalls from Decades of Style are the perfect combo with their relaxed fit (5in of ease at the hip) and makes them so comfy. The built-in side belts has an adjustable fit at the waist. The large pocket on the pants wraps to the back seam and is cut on the cross-grain. Choose to fasten with buttons or snaps.

Suggested fabrics include stable bottom-weight woven fabrics such as ilght to midweight denim, twill, light weight canvas, poplin, gabardine, corduroy and there are 11 pattern sizes from 32in - 52in bust.

 Download your copy for $16 from decades of style - click here

Astoria Knit Dress from Style Arc

The Astoria Dress will tick all the wardrobe boxes - easy to style and suitable for all seasons!

This cleverly designed slip on fitted knit dress sewing pattern from Style Arc brings the style of the moment right up to date and is easy to sew with the option of a long or short sleeve. Fabric suggestions include jersey, double knit and baby wool. This PDf sewing pattern is available in sizes 4-30 (AU/UK)

Download this dress pattern for $21 (AUD) from Style Arc

Isla Dress from Sew Over It

Sew Over It has made the thrills of a new handmade dress more desirable with the Isla dress sewing pattern

This dress is the perfect day dress as it’s floaty, feminine and really flattering on a wide range of figures. With optional shoulder and yoke frills it can be dressed up for a party, but leave these off and you’ve got a gorgeous dress for a weekend break, lunch with friends or a stylish look for the office. Isla features a gently fitting button-up bodice with bust and waist darts.

The yoke offers the chance to insert a front frill, with frills also optional on the shoulders for a very on-trend look. Set-in sleeves can be cut short, or kept full-length with a gathered, closed cuff, and the panelled skirt gives a fluted, feminine feel, which is perfect for swishing!

This pattern is great for intermediate stitchers, and t designed to be sewn in lightweight woven fabrics with lots of drape such as rayon and viscose, crepe and georgette. The pattern comes in sizes sizes 8-20 (UK).

Download your Isla Dress sewing pattern for £9 from Sew Over It - click here

My Image spring/summer 2019 collection

My Image has just released its spring/summer edition full of sewing patterns to fill your warmer weather wardrobe


My Image special 3 magazine features 10 stylish spring/summer patterns in sizes 34-52 / XS-3XL (US 4-22) and includes instructions in English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish. The edition features some lovely loos-fit dresses, which are perfect for warmer weather. This issue also includes a free PDF pattern .

My Image Special 3 costs €4.95 plus shipping from Made by Oranges 

The Mirri faux-wrap dress from Wardrobe by Me

The wrap dress never seems to go out of fashion and this faux-wrap version from Wardrobe by Me is stunning!

The Mirri faux-wrap dress PDF sewing pattern is a body-hugging dress with a shawl-like classic collar that creates a modest V-neckline. The skirt is fitted through the high hip area and flared at the hem. Choose your length from a blouse to a maxi. Available in 0-24 (US), 30-54 (EU).

Buy your PDF copy of the Mirri Dress for £8 from Wardrobe By Me

Clara Dress from Designer Stitch

Love styles from the past then you’ll love this vintage-inspired
dress from Designer Stitch

The Clara dress sewing pattern evokes the stunningly glorious by-gone era of the flapper and especially pays homage to the American silver screen actress Clara Bow with a modern 21st century twist. Fashion is so timeless that even though the Clara originated from styles nearly a century ago, it’s still current, gorgeous and trending across the international fashion catwalks now. This dress looks amazing in a myriad of different fabrics and its choices of styling options. The front princess panels are a flattering shape along with the neck silhouette and sleeve options.

Make the thigh length for a bit of flirty sass, the knee length for some sophisciation or the ankle length for some stunnin impact. This sewing pattern offers lots of styling options and combinations from ankle length with high/low hem flounce, just below knee or thigh length plus a gorgeous choice of sleeves including cap, flutter and sleeveless armhole. This dress is perfect for any occassion - a lunch out with the girls, a fancy afternoon tea or a very special date night. Available in sizes 6-26 (AU/UK), 2–22 (US) and 34–54 (EU).

Get your PDF copy for $12.95 from Designer Stitch - click here

Sulis hat from Pattern Fantastique

Sulis is named for an ancient Celtic goddess of the sun. This is Pattern Fantastique's sewing pattern offering for those who wish to embody a goddess lounging on the beach or in the back garden by the paddling pool! - It’s the same thing right?

The Sulis has serious sun protection in mind with its extra wide brim but a shape only worthy of the divine. With an offset brim which is deeper at the front and shorter at the back and a crafted form-fitting crown for a strong silhouette, the Sulis is reminiscent of ‘70s era YSL fashion.

There are optional ties for when it’s blustery and crown trim for a little added finish. The Sulis remains soft and pliable so that it can be stashed in a beach bag or pressed into crisp perfection for special occasions. 

To download for $25 (AUD) visit Pattern Fantastique - click here

Two contemporary tops from The Maker's Atelier

New printed top sewing pattern from The Maker’s Atelier is perfect for a the luxury look to leisure wear

This new sewing pattern features two contemporary jersey tops based on the classic sweatshirt. Choose from a hooded version with beautiful gathered hem and cuff detailing or the simpler boxy shape. This pattern is ideal to use with medium weight jersey and sweatshirting fabrics for the round neck version and for the hooded option choose light to medium fluid jersey fabrics (avoid thicker sweatshirt fabrics for the gather details). This pattern is available in sizes 4-22 (UK).

To buy contemporary top sewing pattern from The maker’s Atelier - click here

The Fantail Skirt from Scroop Patterns

The historical Fantail skirt pattern is now available in sizes 30-56 (Hips 34"-60")

The Fantail Skirt now fits up to a waist 50"/127cm and hips 60"/152cm!  The instructions have had a refresh to make them easier and more comprehensive. The skirt is a classic 5-gore, A-line skirt accurate to 1890 - 1910 but looks fabulous for modern day too! The skirts feature a waistband that sits at the natural waist, a fan of six pleats falling from the waistband at centre-back, and a centre-back placket that fastens with hooks and domes/snaps or inward-facing buttons.

The skirt is designed to be the perfect foundation for a whole range of late Victorian and Edwardian looks, from the skirt portion of a formal 2-part gown in lush silk, to the bottom half of a tailored suit in crisp wools. Make this skirt in light-midweight fabric with moderate draping qualities, such as: plain and twill weave cottons, linens and wools and silks.

You can donwload this skirt pattern for $12 (USD) from Scroop Patterns

Women's Be Dreamy Dress from Ellie & Mac

The Be Dreamy Dress sewing pattern is a gorgeous silhouette and flows so beautifully

This dress sewing pattern features maxi dress length and also the on-trend hi-low dress hem. There are two flounce lengths as well as an emprie waist bodice and side pockets. This no trim pattern pieces mean it’s quick and easy to assemble, and is available in sizes XXS - 5XL.

To buy this lovely dress pattern for $8.95 (USD) from Ellie & Mac - click here

Suzy Dress by Athina Kakou

This knit dress has been designed with adventurous beginners in mind. Even if you haven’t sewn with knit fabrics before, you’ll be able to tackle this dress in a few hours!

Suzy is a comfortable, elegant and easy to sew dress. Intended for knit fabrics and with an overlapping front skirt it’s the perfect dress to take you from work to weekend. Easy to style up or down – it would be a comfortable, yet chic alternative to the usual festive dress code. This dress sewing pattern comes with two neckline variations.

Version 1 features a scoop neckline, while version 2 comes with an elegant boatneck. There are also two sleeve lengths to choose from, short or 3/4 length, which makes this dress perfect to wear all year round. The dress pattern comes in sizes UK 4-28 (US 0-24, EU 32-56).

To download the PDF version for €10.50 visit Athina Kakou - click here

Claire Dress from Daughters of Style

Quick, easy and stylish dress sewing pattern that’s perfect for beginners!

The Claire dress is loose-fitting, relaxed, oversized and elegant dress and is a unique take on the little black dress. It has unusual seam lines that wrap from back to front. A neckline drawstring provides drama and interest and can be adjusted as you style your look. For maximum comfort, the Claire dress features roomy side seam pockets, and is easy to sew and has fully illustrated detailed sewing instructions.

Techniques used in this pattern include slip stitch, edgestitching and narrow rolled hem. Make your dress from light to medium weight fabrics like challis, raw silk, gauze or charmeuse for a soft drapey look or sew sew from crisp cotton, gingham or linen for a more structured feel. Available in sizes X-L (see webiste for bust, waist and hip measurements).

To buy and downlaod the Claire Dress for ¢14 (USD) from Daughters of Style - click here 

Zadie Jumpsuit by Paper Theory patterns

Easy to sew and easy to wear, the jumpsuit sewing pattern from Paper Theory is perfect for beginners!

The Zadie Jumpsuit is a relaxed and easy to wear one piece that comes with the option of wide 3/4 length sleeves or sleeveless with a dropped shoulder. It wraps around the body and fastens with a tie with so there is no need for buttons or a zip - making it a very quick and to easy sew, and quick and easy to get on and off. The legs are cut wide and skim above the ankle. There are deep slant pockets on the front, with small pleats at the waist on the front and back. The neck edge is finished with a bias binding. 
Techniques involved making your own bias binding and applying it to the neckline. You will also learn how to create a slant trouser pocket. The rest of the techniques are standard straight stitching and hemming.
The pattern has been designed especially for woven, medium-weight fabrics such as cotton and linen and would look great in fabric that has a draped quality like crepe, viscose twill or satin. It would also make up well in some heavier fabrics like drill and light weight denim. It’s possible to make this in knit or stretch fabrics like jersey but the binding technique around the neck is tricky in a stretch fabric so be warned that would take the difficulty degree up a few notches. The pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner.  Now in additional size range is 6-28 (UK).

To download the Zadie for £14 from Paper Theory - click here

Eden Raincoat from Tilly and the Buttons

Rainy days definitely call for a new raincoat! The Eden coat is the latest sewing pattern release from Tilly and the Buttons

Make your own practical but fun raincoat or cosy duffle to shelter from the elements. The Eden is fully lined, and has easy to wear raglan sleeves and thoughtful details like a high neck hood to keep out the wind and rain, as well as practical pockets and a hanging loop.

Choose from hip or long lengths, snaps or toggle fastenings with an optional zip, two pocket styles and storm flaps. Whether at a festival, on a weekend walk or doing the school run, you can wear your DIY outerwear with pride!

The sewing pattern includes jargon-free instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it quick and easy for you to create gorgeous coat that you can be proud to say you made yourself! This coat is perfect for medium- to heavy-weight woven fabrics such as wool coating, cotton drill, waxed canvas, Gore-Tex, ripstop, PUL and cotton laminate. For the lining, try viscose, acetate, polyester or cotton lawn, or even a low stretch jersey for a casual anorak lining.

Aavailbale in pattern sizes 1 to 8 (fits bust 72cm - 114cm, waist 61cm - 96.5cm, hip 94cm -119.5cm)

To download the PDF version for £13.50 from Tilly and the Buttons - click here

Maple Dress from Cocowawa Crafts

How cute is the Maple dress sewing pattern from Cocowawa Crafts. It’s a pattern that can be adapted for every season so you’ll want to make more!

Maple is a lovely tailored collar dress sewing pattern with a beautifully feminine design featuring a loose shape and a double breasted collar, flattering midi or short quarter length circle skirt and three types of sleeves. It has options for an elastic hem, 3/4 sleeves with cuffs and also short sleeves with a keyhole and bow. Another way of personalising this dress is to add a cute ruffle that runs along the collar, which can also be exchanged for some contrasting piping. And last but not least, what every dress needs is inseam pockets!

This dress sewing pattern will be a perfect all-year rounder and is ideal for advnaced beginners. For autumn/winter, choose medium weight fabrics like velvet, corduroy, needlecord or babycord, tweed, fine wool, gabardine twill and denim. For spring/summer opt for light to medium weight fabrics like cotton, chambray, linen, twill, light denim, viscose, rayon, double gauze and cotton lawn. The designer has updated the size range which now goes from 6 to 24 (UK)/2 to 20 (US).

To download the Maple PDF sewing pattern for £10 from Cocowawa Crafts - click here

Bermuda Shorts from Ann Normandy

This shorts sewing pattern is flattering and has an impeccable fit, and will be your go to shorts for every warm season to come!

The sewing pattern features a side zipper and button and hook and eye, flat front, deep welt pocket to store your phone, keys, cash plus a shaped waistline that won’t stretch and the fitted hip gives a sleek silhouette that narrows to a close fitting leg with side godets to create a straight leg.

This shorts pattern is designed to work with medium to heavy weight linen, denim, cotton twill, and raw silk. The pattern has been designed for advanced sewers and comes in sizes XS-2X so there’s a good selection of sizes available.

Get sewing for the next bout of warm weather and
download for ¢19.95 (USD) from Ann Normandy