The Uniform Tunic from Grainline Studio

This simple tunic sewing pattern has so many style options that you will want to make more than one for your wardrobe this season!

This tunic sewing pattern was originally released as a traceable pattern in the collaboration book Uniform - Knit & Sew with Madder but Grainline started to receive requests to release this sewing pattern as a standalone pattern from people who wanted printed and PDF versions of the pattern that didn’t require tracing.

This tunic pattern was designed as a choose your own adventure sewing pattern. While Grainline has provided four options for you, the possibilities are endless as all of the design features mix and match! This makes it easy to sew a version of the pattern that works for you. Choose between your favourite neckline, skirt, sleeve, and pocket option.

Best fabrics to make it include light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, voile, and chambray, but it looks great made up drapier fabrics like tencel or silk noile. The pattern has ben designed for beginners and is available in sizes 0-18 (US). Why not lengthen to make a stylish dress?

Download your pdf copy of this tunic sewing pattern for $16 (USD) from Grainline Studio here

Holyoke Maxi dress & skirt from Cashmerette

Just released and something a bit different to the usual style of maxi dress - this one from Cashmerette oozes style!

Soak up the sun in the Holyoke maxi dress and skirt. Say goodbye to bust gaping thanks to the princess seams and faux placket, and built-in comfort courtesy of the back elasticated waistband, andalso there is not a hint of bra because of the the carefully designed and placed straps.

View A is a sophisticated maxi dress featuring wide, bra-friendly straps and an angled neckline, while View B is a breezy full-length skirt. Both views have roomy pockets and an easy fit, thanks to an elasticised back waist, faux button placket, and princess seams. Whether made up in a floaty rayon challis or sumptuous linen, the Holyoke will keep you looking cool all summer long. The pattern comes in a wide range of sizes 12 - 28, with cup sizes C to H.

Choose light- to mid-weight woven fabric such as cotton lawn, linen, or rayon. Use drapey fabrics for a flowy look or firmer fabrics for a more structured result. 

Download your pdf copy of the Holyoake Maxi for $14 (USD) from Cashmerette

Sandra pants and shorts from DG Patterns

Trousers with a decorative side panel are currently dominating the High Street at the moment. We love these ones from DG Patterns that can also make into a cool pair of shorts!

This loose fit track pants has 2in side panels that are perfect for adding stripes or a contrasting fabric to jazz up what could be a simple pair of trousers. Make in full leg length trouser or shorts. The sewing pattern features flattering curved front and back pockets, plus an elasticated curved waistband and is available in size 4-22 (US). This garment would look great in light to medium knit weight woven fabric such as cotton sateen, twill, denim and chambray.

Download your copy of the stylish Sandra pants pattern for $10.60 from DG Patterns

Althea Skirt from Dovetailed London

We’re delighted to share with you the first sewing pattern from a new company, Dovetailed London

The Althea skirt sewing pattern includes an integrated elasticated waistband, which creates gentle gathers at the waistline. The skirt is wider at the hem thereby forming the flattering A-line shape. Your finished garment requires no zips, darts or fastenings so its perfect for beginners to tackle. No skirt is complete without pockets and this pattern has huge pockets that could be made in contrasting fabric for that added WOW factor.

This skirt sewing pattern has been designed specifically for sewing with African wax prints. Adaku Parker from Dovetailed London sells beautiful African wax print fabrics that have become so popular over the last few seasons. Whether you are new to sewing, new to wax prints, or both, you will soon be making up this perfect A-line skirt in all of your favourite wax print fabrics.  Also, if you have often wondered what you might make up using some of the larger wax print designs, then 'Althea' is just the pattern! 

“As I travel up and down the country going to various fabric shows, I’m often asked about sewing patterns that are suitable for wax print fabric. The nature of wax print designs often means that extra care is required when cutting the fabric so that the design is matching, For example, at the front side, centre back and sleeve panels. I often find that this, also known as 'pattern matching', can sometimes be harder than the actual sewing! As someone who is relatively new to sewing, but who has been sewing everyday since I started, I remember what it is to be a 'newbie' sewer. I wanted to create a sewing pattern that was genuinely easy and the Althea is that pattern. It's perfect for new sewers and with only two pattern pieces, it makes pattern matching a breeze. More experienced sewers should be able to make this skirt in about an hour or so,” comments Adaku.

Available as both a paper pattern for £17.99 and a PDF pattern for £8.99 and available in size 8-18 (UK).

Shop the Althea Skirt pattern from Dovetailed London by clicking here

Donelle Top/Dress from Designer Stitch

This dress sewing pattern is so versatile and can offer you a dress for nearly every occassion!

This new dress sewing pattern from Designer Stitch is a beautifully front draped easy wearing jersey dress, which offers four lengths – peplum, above knee, knee and tea length in both 1/2 and 3/4 circle skirts for that tantalising twirl factor . the pattern also includes a fitted pencil skirt in both above knee and knee length.

The pattern also offers a choice of four sleeve lengths including cap, elbow, 3/4’s and bell and with the added benefit of cup sizes - B, C, D, DD, the fit is even better! The front cross drape is such a flattering shape along with the a variety of skirt choices.

The dress looks amazing in a myriad of differing fabrics including any weight jersey knit fabrics with some degree of drape are best and with at least 50 % stretch across fabric and 25% going down the fabric. Choose rayon, slik, cotton and wool fabrics. The dress is available in sizes 6-28 (AU/UK), 2-24 (US) or 34-56 (EU) and pattern is suitable for confident beginner.

Download your pdf copy of this pattern for $12.95 (AUD) from Designer Stitch

Janis Tunic from wardrobe By Me

Ruffles are a style of the season. Make your own version with this easy to make pattern

The Janis Tunic PDF sewing pattern is a feminine flirty blouse with ruffles at hem and sleeve. The shirt has a hi-low ruffle hem and bias cut band at the neckline. Choose from several sleeve lengths with options for ruffle or bell. and decide on a round or V-neckline and create many different looks with this pattern. Available in sizes 0-20 (US) and 30-50 (EU). 

Arenas totebag from Pauline Alice

This totebag is the perfect holiday bag and will hold everything you throw at it!

This totebag is so versatile and can be worn over the shoulder or as a backpack and is very roomy. The tote has easy top access with drawcord closure and padded back. It offers four exterior compartments – a large pocket and small zippered pocket on the front and two water bottle pockets on the sides. There is also three interior pockets – a small zippered pocket, a large patch pocket and a laptop sleeve that can carry most 15in laptops. This bag pattern is perfect to use with medium to heavy weight fabric such as cotton canvas, waxed canvas, gabardine, Cordura, Ripstop, leather and jacquard.

Download your pdf copy for €8 from Pauline Alice

Kitty Dress from Sew Over It

Versatile, classic and just a little bit fun, the newly updated Kitty Dress makes a beautiful addition to any handmade wardrobe!

The Kitty Dress sewing pattern is a button-down shirt dress with ten great options. With a vintage nod, all versions are feminine, fitted through the waist and oh so flattering.

Versions 2 and 4 feature a darted bodice with set-in sleeves and choice of beautiful shawl collar or notched collar. The darted bodice is finished neatly at the front with facings. While versions 1 and 3 are fitted with princess seams and feature a sleeveless bodice with scooped shoulders. Choose between the shawl collar or notched collar, and between finishing the bodice with facings or a lining.

You can pair all bodices with a choice of panelled skirt (skirt 1) or gathered skirt (skirt 2), with both options featuring in-seam pockets. All versions are cinched in at the waist with a narrow waistband. And you can also make the skirt on its own! Aavailable in sizes 8-20 (UK).

Download your Kitty pdf dress for £9 from Sew Over It here

Marieke Mum Jumpsuit

This new sewing pattern is a collaboration between Isabell from le labO* d'isa and Stéphanie from ikatee

The pattern includes a jumpsuit, playsuit and dress sewing pattern and is available as a PDF sewing pattern to print at home. Make with long sleeves or sleeveless. The elastic at waistband makes it a comfort garment and there are also many options for ruffle placement, pockets, yoke at back, front buttoned-down placket and darts at bust. This pattern is sutibale for sewing with cotton woven fabric such as cambric, poplin, batiste, light twill, double gauze, light denim, plumetis, viscose, jacquard but also knitted fabrics are also possible like jersey, fleece or French terry. It’s a great pattern to see you through all seasons and is available in sizes 34-46 (EU).

Download a pdf version of the Marieke Mum pattern from ikatee by clicking here

Clare Pant from Style Arc

They’re such a popular style on the High Street at the moment so calling all wide-leg trouser lovers this one is for you!

A wide leg is the standout pant shape of the season. This sewing pattern from Style Arc has been cleverly designed with an elastic waist that sits flat at the waist for a slimming look. The desing features a tie belt and angled pockets. You’ll love this easy to wear and easy to sew fashion forward trouser! Sew in linen, crepe or fine wool for a stylish look. The pattern comes in size 4-30 so there is a wide range of sizes to choose from.

Shift Dress + Top from Wiksten

Sometimes simple styling can provide the most stylish looks. This verstaile pattern is a capsule and wardrobe staple for easy-to-wear garments

The loose shift dress sewing pattern is both comfortable and elegant, the perfect wardrobe staple. Choose from three different lengths – cropped top, above-the-knee dress, and calf-length dress with side slits. The top has a plain back, while the dress has added fullness from back gathers. Patch pockets, waist tie, and three quarter length sleeve options give an adaptable look. The neck is finished with an easy-to-sew facing.

The oversized fit makes it possible to size down, but the bicep needs at least 3in ease for comfort.  Finished garment measurements are included in the pattern. Make in light to medium weight fabric with a good drape such as brushed cotton, gauze, voile, lawn, flannel, chambray, linen, silk crepe, charmeuse, silk noil and rayon. Available in sizes 0-22 (US).

To get a copy of this pdf sewing pattern for $16 (USD) from Wiksten – click here

Mccalls have some new patterns!

Classic garments are an essential part of putting together a wardrobe of endless outfit possibilities. Here’s what McCalls pattern house has to offer this season


We love this edge-to-edge kimono style jacket with belt. It can be made in long or short version and is perfect to throw on in the daytime or for an evening out. Available in sizes xs-xxl.

This cute jacket has pleats at the shoulder and draped front and is ideal to wear with a dress to work or your jeans at the weekend. Available in sizes 6-22.

Moto-style jacket designed by Melissa Watson, and using the Palmer Pletsch tissue fitting method. It features an off centre zipper, back yokes and length, sleeve and pocket options and you can make a stylish sleeveless version for warmer days. Available in sizes 6-22.

More lovely lined jacket with back yoke but this time with pleating detail at the back. Make to the best length for you.  Available in sizes 8-24.



Loose fitting pullover dresses with front overlay, shaped hemline and different length options. Available in sizes xsm –xxl.

A special occasion deserves a smart sheath dress sewing like this one with fitted bodice, semi-fitted skirt and stitched hems and hemline slit. Sizes 6-22.

A simple shift dress is an ideal garment for every woman’s work wardrobe. This one has slimming princess seams and has been designed to make the most of colour blocking. It’s available in wide range of sizes from 8-24W.

Another great pattern for knit tops and dresses with a flattering empire line bust and ¾ length sleeves. It’s perfect for weekend comfort but still looking stylish. Sizes 8-24


Great pack of wardrobe staple knit, raglan sleeve tops, tunic and dress sewing patterns. Sizes 6-22.

Get a great fit with this swing pattern of shorts, skirt and pants including a cropped version. Sizes 8-22.

Whatever style jean you prefer, this pattern has straight and boot legged trousers with low-rise jeans and side front pockets with inside pocket and front fly zip and back yoke. This pattern also features tips on how to make sure you get a good fit around your bottom and eliminate baggy trousers. Sizes 8-24W.


This everday button-down shirts features a neat collar, sleeve and pocket options and has been designed by Melissa Watson using the Palmer Pletsch tissue fitting method. Available in sizes 8-24.

Shirtdresses are still a must-make garment for this year and this semi-fitted button-down shirt or shirtdress sewing pattern has some extra detailing such as breast pockets, princess seams, front/back yoke and belt! Sizes 6-22.

Another gorgeous shirtdress with sash, collar, semi-fitted bodice and narrow hem and the option to make with cuffed long sleeves.  Size 8-24.

An ideal tunic or dress for holidays, this sewing pattern includes loose-fitting V-Neck no fuss garments with shoulder and length options. Available in sizes xsm –xxl.

Adriana Skirt from Athina Kakou

We’re loving the off-centre pleating on this stylish skirt pattern!

The Adriana skirt is a flattering, high-waisted skirt with beautiful pleat details on one side. The gorgeous silhouette will flatter every body shape, cinching you in at the waist before skimming out over the hips. Option 1 features a beautiful, pleated panel that extends over your natural waist and adds a touch of elegance to the garment. Option 2 includes a simple waistband for a more casual look. Both versions close with an invisible zip in the back and sit below the knee.

This incredibly versatile pattern will take you through every season depending on the fabric you choose, it can look completely different. Make the Adriana in a crisp cotton lawn for the perfect skirt to wear all summer long or choose a lightweight wool to stay warm and stylish during the colder months of the year. Choose light to medium weight stable woven fabrics such as cotton poplin, cotton lawn, jacquard, lightweight wool, suiting or something with more drape such as a medium weight crepe.

The Adriana skirt is a project aimed for advanced beginners and will teach you lots of useful techniques such as constructing pleats, attaching a waistband and inserting an invisible zip. It will be the perfect pattern to tackle if you want to up your sewing game or a quick sew for the more experienced seamstress. This sewing pattern comes in sizes UK 4-28 (US 0-24, EU 32-56).

To buy and download this skirt pattern for €10.60 from Athian Kakou - click here

Pascal top/dress from DG Patterns

Looking for a easy dress to make? Check out this new keyhole detail top and dress sewing pattern especially for wovens

This semi fitted raglan top and dress pattern features 3/4 bell sleeve style and has a front keyhole opening and a high hip length for the top option and a below the knee length for the dress option. Thsi pattern in available in sizes 8-26 (UK)/ 4-22 (US).

To download your pdf for $10.60 (USD) from DG Patterns - click here

Lara from Schnittchen

Wow! How beautiful are the simple lines of this dress/blouse sewing pattern. This understated sewing pattern is perfect for when you need to make a stylish statment!

The Lara Dress pattern is a wide cut, slightly A-shaped flared summer dress with side inseam pockets and a plunging V-neckline. The neckline is framed by wide facings that overlap at the cut-out tip. The two beautiful lapels of the front facing are as much a refined detail as the sewn on cap sleeves. Lara can also be sewn as a blouse, with 3/4 sleeves or without sleeves. The pattern ins ideal for working with crips linen fabrics, lightweight cotton fabrics or polyester viscose. The pattern comes in size 34-46.

Download your copy of Lara for €8 from Schnittchen

New collection of patterns from Jalie

Jalie has just released new designs with a capsule concept in mind. The whole family can combine tops and bottoms to create versatile outfits. The collection includes staple pieces for both woven and knit fabrics, and as you’d expect this collection includes two patterns for dance/skate and gymnastics sewing fans

Jalie new sewing patterns spring 2019

Charlotte Cardigan
This classic jewel neck cardigan features long sleeve, hem and wristbands with optional buttons at the front. View A hits at the hips and has pockets while view B is a cropped version.

To download the PDF version for $12.98 (CAD) of the Charlotte Cardigan – click here

Nikita Workout Tank and Swing Dress
The Swing dress is mid-thigh in length, has a closed racer back and the armholes are finished with bands. The tank top has a front yoke and keyhole racer back, and is slightly longer in the back. The unique hem is easy to sew and adds a modern touch to the garment. The sewing pattern is designed for knit fabrics with 40% stretch in the width and length such as rayon/bamboo knits, athletic knits, and ITY.

 Download this pattern for $12.98 (CAD) of the Charlotte Cardigan – click here

Nicole Shift Dress, Tunic and Tee
This pattern for dresses, tunic and tees is fitted through shoulder and bust and semi-fitted from the waist down. The bust dart (adult sizes only) makes adjustments easy. The pattern includes two sleeve options – short or long as well as three neckline options – hemmed, banded or funnel neck. It’s a quick and easy sewing project!

To download the Nicole for $12.98 (CAD) from Jalie – click here

Alice Blouse
Make easy-to-wear, feminine top that are semi-fitted at bust and hips and has more ease around the waist. The V-neck is finished with facing, and cap sleeve and optional keyhole back finishes the look. We particularly like the diagonal seaming allowing you to do some fun colour blocking and the mock crossover effect.

To download the Alice Blouse for $12.98 (CAD) from Jalie – click here

Giséle Blouse
This blouse pattern is an easy-to-wear, modern and feminine top that’s semi-fitted at the bust. It has bound scoop neck, keyhole back (optional for adult sizes), clever side slits for movement and straight hem that is longer in the back. There’s also a choice of short sleeve or bracelet-length sleeve with elastic at the wrist.

To download the Giséle Blouse for $12.98 (CAD) from Jalie – click here

Tania Coatigan
This is a lovely addition to your wardrobe. This open-front, relaxed-fit unlined blazer can be worn as a cardigan. Pockets in the diagonal seaming, special notched collar lays flat against the neck and give it sleek lines. It’s versatile, and can be made in a wool blend, a structured knit (Ponte) or linen. You can size up or down, depending on the look you want. Follow full bust size for a loose fit, and upper bust for a relaxed fit.

 To download the Tania Coatigan for $12.98 (CAD) from Jalie – click here

Alex Pullover
This relaxed-fit pullover with half zip at front, funnel neck and side pockets is perfect for making in Polar fleece, sweater knit and French terry. The sewing pattern also features an optional adjustment elastic at bottom hem. 

To download the Alex Pullover for $12.98 (CAD) from Jalie – click here

Simone Shorts and Pants
This sewing pattern includes a pull-on fluid shorts and wide-leg pants with elasticated back, front pleats and ribbon belt that ties in the front. The perfect pattern for hot summer days!

To download the Simone pattern for $12.98 (CAD) from Jalie – click here

Henri Joggers and Shorts

This modern joggers and shorts sewing pattern is for boys and men. View A (sweatpants) is finished with rib knit ankle cuffs and a pattern piece for a jersey drawstring is included in the pattern.

To download the Henri Joggers for $12.98 (CAD) from Jalie – click here

Jade Leotard
This pattern has a great choice of leotards with high necklines, keyhole back and selection of upper bust mesh insert designs. Leg openings can be finished with and elastic or band. Both views have a waist seam that is compatible with the Tessa (3891) skirt (sold separately).

To download the Jade Leotard for $12.98 (CAD) from Jalie – click here

Michelle Tanks and Dress
This is a lovely pattern for a breezy tank and dress with rounded V-neck. The straps are wide enough to cover bra straps and view A has a double-layer style that allows you to use sheer fabrics in your stash while View B is a tank with a facing for opaque fabrics. The dress view C has a bodice and is finished like tank A but with a roomy above-knee skirt with pockets that starts just above natural waist.

To download the Michelle sewing pattern for $12.98 (CAD) from Jalie – click here

All patterns include 28 sizes from toddlers to women size 24 and are available in two formats: PDF and printed in colour on heavy white paper. If you want the best of both worlds, you can go with the bundle option (PDF + paper) at a discounted price

Flynn Jacket from In The Folds

We’ve got to say we’re in love with this jacket pattern. It’s such a useful addition to your wardrobe and the perfect garment to thrown on over a dress, skirt or trousers. It will become a favourite in no time!

The Flynn Jacket is a loose-fitting jacket which has been designed for woven fabrics. With two different styles, it’s perfect layering piece for any season.

Flynn features a kimono-style collar, high-low hem and in-seam pockets. All seams are finished with bias binding for a beautiful and high-end finish. The jacket can be worn open or closed discreetly with a hook
and eye.

View A has a dropped shoulder and sleeve with a hem facing. It also features an inverted box-pleat in the back. The sleeves are designed to be worn either straight or folded back for a more casual look.

View B is a sleeveless version and features armhole facings and a flat back piece (no pleat). It has been designed to be worn over long sleeve tops and dresses. It works equally well worn over sleeveless tops and T-shirts. View B has a closer fit to View A, due to its sleeveless design and flat back piece. The pattern is available in 10 sizes A to J which equates to Australian sizes 6-24.

To download your copy of the Flynn Jacket for $19 (AUD) from In the Folds - click here

New Look releases its latest patterns
New Look sewing patterns spring catalogue 2019

We love it when we get the new catalogues from the pattern houses and everything stops here to take a look at the latest sewing patterns

Dress style

A dress is a simple outfit choice for the summer but there are lots of ways to wear them.
Choose a dress style and length that works for you and the occasion

Just click on the images to find out more

This sewing pattern is perfect when you need a dress that has style. It’s fitted at bust with princess seams, which open to soft inverted pleats making it perfect for special occasions or wearing to office.

This is a lovely dress that’s fitted at bust and midriff to give a defined bust and waistline. Make with the neckline with or without collar and choose from three different lengths. This dress makes a great style for every day wear.

This loose-fitting dress is so easy to make and has three lengths to choose from. What makes it stand out from the crowd is its overlay at one side. Dropped shoulder with sleeves in three lengths gives this sewing pattern is versatility.

Pull-on dress that’s designed to make with stretch knits only. The dress pattern has lots of length and sleeve variations making it a great choice for styles that are easy to wear.

This mid-calf length dress with slim tie at waist is both comfortable and easy to sew. If you don’t like sleeves dresses, the pattern has a cap sleeve option too.

Capsule Wardrobe Patterns

New Look has it all organised with sewing patterns that have all the elements of a good outfit.
Just make your choice of fabric and build your capsule wardrobe

Click on the images to find out more about the sewing patterns

Another easy to sew pattern but this time it features every thing you need for a summer wardrobe with pull-on top, ties at waist and different sleeves. The skirt has an elasticated waist, and the on-trend hem dips at both sides.

A whole outfit in one pattern, this sewing pattern features a loose-fitting jacket with front tie and sleeve finish options, sleeveless pull-on top, wide-leg trousers with elasticated waist.

Top Choice

Make sure your summer selection includes a range of tops to go with denim shorts, floaty skirts
and the on-trend wide leg trouser

Click on the images to find out more about the sewing patterns….

We love this semi-fitted wrap top sewing pattern. Make either with cute button or tie closure. Choose from a sleeveless, short or three-quarter length sleeves.

If you light and airy longer length tunic tops then you will love this top (or mini dress) with empire waist. It’s close fitting at bust with button closure and can be made in three different lengths and sleeve styles.

This is a fairly simple top to make but such a wardrobe staple that you will want to make more than one! This loose-fitting top has a lovely stitched pleat detail at neckline and sleeves, and you can add a bow-trimmed sleeve, pleat detail from shoulder and add a fun trim to the hem.

Mix and match

A single pattern can be so versatile if it comes with lots of options!

Click on the images to find out more about the sewing patterns

This pattern pack is full of pull-on skirt with soft pleats at front, elasticated waist and comes in three
different lengths

Casual trousers or shorts are a holiday must-have. This pattern features them with a yoked waist, single front pleats, pockets at side and optional waist tie.

Another fab pattern pack this time featuring front-fastening mini dress, top or casual jacket, which are seamed from shoulder with soft gathers at side and grown-on sleeves in two lengths.

Minute Maillot Swimsuit from Patterns for Pirates

Nervous to make your own swimsuit? This is a perfect sewing pattern to dive into swimsuit making!

Once you make your own swimsuit, which is personal to your preference and size, you’ll not want to stop! This is a super simple and quick swimsuit perfect for learning how to adjust everything to your body.  The classic style and array of options means you can keep perfecting your fit and have a stack of stylish swimsuits that look different!

Options include 3 back necklines (high, mid, and low), 3 front neckline options (high, mid, and low) and 2 leglines (high and low).  You can mix and match to show the perfect amount of skin for you. There is also a choice of 3 lining options – partially lined, fully -lined, or fully lined with a bust support lining piece that you can sew cups to.

To download this pdf swimsuit sewing pattern for $9 from Patterns for Pirates - click here

There’s also an option that has both the women’s and children’s option for $17 - click here

Sorrento Skirt from Style Arc

Floaty A-line skirts are a lovely choice for warmer days and this midi length one from Style Arc has such a pretty flounce


The Sorrento skirt sewing pattern is so on-trend. It has a mid length skirt featuring asymmetrical flounces and an elastic waist, which is super comfy for summer. The A-line shape falls beautifully into a double angled flounce. Make in a gorgeous washed linen or a knit fabric for a daytime look or sew in silk or rayon for a night out! This sewing pattern comes in sizes 4-30 so is a must-sew for any body shape.

Get your pdf copy of the Sorrento skirt for ¢16 (AUD) from Style Arc