I AM Friendly is I AM Patterns new collection

Add some sparkle to your sewing with this new collection of five beautiful patterns

Delphine bomber jacket
This pattern boasts the simplicity of a lovely straight-cut jacket combined with the elegance of a faux-fur. Make a waist-length version or a bit longer. the jacket can be made with or without pockets. The traditional collar makes it a perfect jacket for the everyday.

Delphine is available in PDF and paper pattern formats. Buy the PDF version here for €12 from I AM Patterns

Patricia top
This top has lovely bell sleeves that add volume to this straight-cut sweater. It’s ideal for allsorts of occasions. Make it in a sparkly fabric for a special occsaion or in sweatshirt fabric for a weekend favourite. Designed for intermediate sewers.

Patricia is available in PDF and paper pattern formats. Buy the PDF version here for €12 from I AM Patterns

Charlotte pencil skirt
This stylish pencil skirt has a modern look with its buttoned up front, and is finished with a sewn waistband. This swing pattern is a simple sew and sutiable for beginners.

Charlotte is available in PDF and paper pattern formats. Buy the PDF version here for €12 from I AM Patterns

Perrine Skirt
Slightly low rise and flared, this skirt has a flap that wraps on the front and closes on the side with an invisible zipper. It’s finished with a button to give it a graphic touch and it’s another easy pattern to construct.

Perrine is available in PDF and paper pattern formats. Buy the PDF version here for €12 from I AM Patterns

Perle Dress
This chic and timeless dress features a wrap front and has a self-fabric belt that nips you in at the waist. The ruffled cuffs and neckline give this dress a touch of elegance too.

Perle is available in PDF and paper pattern formats. Buy the PDF version here for €12 from I AM Patterns

All sewing patterns are available in sizes 36in-46in

Kimberly Dress from Athina Kakou

Loving this gorgeous new dress sewing pattern - it’s so versatile

The Kimberly dress is a beautiful woven dress sewing pattern. It has a soft V-neckline and a half circle skirt with a panel at the bottom. The design features optional pockets and tie belt. Version 1 is a long-sleeved dress, while Version 2 a short-sleeved dress, making it the perfect garment to wear whatever the weather.

It’s been designed with adventurous beginners in mind and will teach you some of the basic dressmaking techniques such as stitching darts, sewing an invisible zip, inserting sleeves,  attaching a facing. There’s also a handy video sewalong that guides you step by step through the sewing process.

Choose light to medium weight woven fabrics with drape (such as cotton poplin, cotton lawn, crepe, rayon. Some lightweight wool fabrics could also work, but you may have to line your dress if necessary, to avoid itching or static issues. What makes this pattern stand out is, it’s available in a wide variety of sizes, starting from a UK 4 and going up to a UK 28. Athin’as mission is to create patterns for every woman, no matter what her shape, size, age or heritage is. She believes that every woman deserves to feel beautiful in her clothes and her size range is as inclusive as possible.

Buy this PDF dress sewing pattern for €10.50 from Athina Kakou

The Gabby Top and Dress from DG Patterns

Who doesn’t love a loose fit, woven sheath dress (or top). This one from DG patterns is perfect for all year-round and has some beautiful sleeve option!

This PDF sewing pattern features a knee length dress and a high hip top with a crew neckline that is falterring on most body shapes.
The pattern has two sleeve options inlcuding a long petal and open side sleeves giving the garment that added bit of feminin detail. The pattern is available in UK size 8-26 (4-22 US).

Download the Gabby dress/top sewing pattern for ¢11 (USD) from DG Patterns hereb

Intrepid Boiler Suit from Alice & Co Patterns

A great one-decision garment. Make in a light-weight denim or cotton twill for a chic and casual look or for a smarter look sew in a light wool or wool mix in pinstripe or houndstooth check

The Intrepid Boiler Suit sewing pattern is a top-to-toe cover-up, which can be made as a practical or glamorous grament. The design features a shoulder yoke, classic shirt collar and slightly tapered leg. It fastens with a zip down the centre-front, and the waistband casing allows you to cinch in the waist with a belt. The fit is loose but not baggy and there’s a seam around the waist to allow for adjustments to the length of the body, which is vital for ensuring you can sit down comfortably! This sewing pattern is available in sizes 8-18.

Download for £13 here from Alice & Co Patterns

Meet Iris from Sew Me Something

Great adaptable and flattering new top sewing pattern for every occassion

The Iris Top is almost a tunic and could be lengthened. The sewing pattern features princess  seams, which run down the over the bust for a better fit and make for easy adaptations too. 

Version 1 has pretty flounces inserted into the vertical princess seams and they act as a faux sleeve to cover the tops of your arms while version 2 is a simpler more everyday top with an elegant Peter Pan collar to finish off the neckline. The best fabrics to make include cotton lawn, cotton poplin, linen, satin crepe, charmeuse, viscose rayon and lightweight needlecord. The pattern is available in sizes 8-22 (UK).

To download the PDF sewing pattern for £9 from Sew Me Something - click here


Salida Skirt from True Bias

The perfect skirt sewing pattern for everyday

The Salida sewing pattern is a skirt with two views. Both have a soft V-shaped yoke at the front and back, high waist, and front zipper fly. View A is a fitted, paneled skirt that hits at the top of the knee, and features a back slit for easy walking while view B is mid-calf length, with a paneled skirt that flares out at the bottom.

This skirt swing pattern would look fabulous in medium-weight woven fabrics such as denim, twill, corduroy, linen and chambray. This is a sewing pattern for intermediates with some sewing experience. It comes in sizes 0-18 (US).

To buy the Salida PDF sewing pattern for $14 visit True Bias - click here

Ava Skirt from Sew Over It

Sew this A-plus skirt that comes in two fantastic lengths

The Ava Skirt is a versatile A-line skirt with two hem length options. Wear it midi with boots for the ultimate work skirt, or go mini for the perfect work-to-evening skirt. It’s an everyday classic that’ll go with everything and work throughout the seasons so it’s a win-win.

Ava features darts at the front and back for shaping, regular centre back zip, narrow waistband and in-seam pockets. It’s made from just four pieces, so it’s a simple to sew and a perfect starting point for beginner dressmakers, but more experienced stitchers will also enjoy a quick, satisfying sew!

The Ava Skirt PDF sewing pattern is £7.50 and can be purchased from Sew Over It here

New patterns from Itch to Stitch

The Medellin Top is a faux wrap knit top that’s ideal for layering. The overlapping fronts create a V-neck that is flattering for many body types. You can wear a fitted cami, T-shirt or blouse underneath to make an outfit that’s equally suitable for work and leisure time. Whether making a cosy sweater with sweater knit fabric or a casual knit top with jersey fabric, you will love wearing this top.

Buy the Medellin Top PDF pattern for ¢10 (USD) from itch to Stitch

Sometimes you need a base layer for your outfit to keep your modesty or just stay extra warm – the Cartagena Cami is ideal for both purposes Designed for soft knit fabric such as rayon spandex, this camisole sewing pattern is fitted, acting as a comfortable second skin that you barely notice is there! The Cartagena Cami would also make a great top as part of a sleeping ensemble!

Buy the Cartegena Camisole PDF pattern for ¢5 (USD) from Itch to Stitch here

Both sewing patterns are perfect for beginners who haven’t tried working with knit fabrics yet and they come in a wide range of sizes from 00 – 20 (US).

Leslie Cardigan by DG Patterns

The new cardigan silhouette is cocoon and is a practical addition to your wardrobe

Leslie is a very loose fit dolman sleeve cardigan with a soft all-round collar. It sits at knee length ,making it great to wear with jeans and torusers but also dresses too. This sewing pattern has 4in ease at bust point for the and 3/8 of inch seam allowance. The cardigan is available in sizes 8-26 (UK). Make it solid or print knits for different looks.

Buy this PDF sewing pattern from DG patterns by clicking here


Reyna Dress from Anna Rose Patterns

We love this pinafore-style dress - it’s great for wearing at the weekend - not too dressy!

Reyna is a lovely overall-style dress where the front apron s made from a single piece indented at the waist for more feminine shaping. Side inserts complete it with pockets. The back, also in one piece has a unique shape to it. The cutouts on the skirt mirror the front pockets. To finish the dess, the back straps are buttoned on the straps in front and an invisible side zip. This PDF sewing pattern is available in european sizes 34-46.

To buy for €8 visit Anna Rose Patterns

New AW18 sewing patterns for Trend Patterns

Trend Patterns has just released two new sewing patterns for this year - The Raglan Dress and the Drop Shoulder Coat

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Raglan Dress
This dress pattern has been designed with the season’s high collar and tie at the back of the neck which is in fashion at the moment and makes this pattern easy to construct as it requires no fastenings. This elegant style alos features a raglan sleeve and gathering at the front neckline. This sewing pattern also offers a blouse length. It comes in UK sizes 6-18 (2-14 US). Its’ a stylish dress that beginner’s will feel comfortable tackling.

Available to buy for £18 from Trend Patterns

The Dropped Shoulder Coat
Designed and inspired by the oversized silhouette trend. This coat sewing pattern is best made with a medium to heavy weight fabric, something that will hold the structure of the shoulder and sleeve shape. The side panel could be made in a contrast colour or cut a short/cropped version to put your own spin on this pattern. It comes in UK sizes 6-18 (2-14 US) and is for intermediate sewers.

Available to buy for £22 from Trend Patterns

Harper Pants from Designer Stitch

Relax in these easy-to-wear pair of knit trousers. Perfect for wearing to the office, smart occasions and weekend comfort!

The Harper Pants are all contemporary tailoring with the comfort of a yoga pant. Cut in a modern slim fit that tapers to your body for a more fitted silhouette, this troser sewing pattern will add instant style to your wardrobe. There’s 3 style options and 2 leg widths to choose from – a standard leg with optional front pin tuck, faux side front and jeans style pockets, straight and slim leg options along with faux beck welt pockets. Make in heavyweight Ponte De Roma fabric with at least 40% 4-way stretch. The sewing patterns comes in sizes 6-26 (AU/UK).

Download the Harper Pants for $10 (USD) from Designer Stitch

Calyx Smock from Pattern Fantastique

This floaty, fun and pratical smock dress will be a useful addition to any wardrobe

The Calyx Smock is named after a part of the flower where petals and fruit form.
”Balanced between the decorative and utilitarian the idea stems from a memory of my Mother’s hairdressing apron she wore in the late ‘70s combined with the handmade gathered smock she dressed me in at the same time,” says fashion designer Nita-Jane.

The Calyx Smock is suitable for many woven fabrics from fine sheer light-weight silks for some full floaty romance to mid-weight denim paired when winter layering is needed. Great sewing pattern for those with a few sewing skills under their belt. The sewing pattern comes in sizes 6-18.

Buy this downloadable sewing pattern for $16 (AUD) from Pattern Fantastique

The Geo Dress from Sew Different

Cocoon shape dresses are top of the dress silhouette list to have this season. We love them as they can be worn by any body shape. The Geo Dress is the latest from Sew Different

This relaxed dress has a batwing shape with a round neck. Its raglan sleeves create a strong strong geometric line from the neckline all the way down to the side seams. The seams incorporate deep, comfortable pockets, and are topstitched. The dress fits gently into the waist and hips, and finishes just above the knee (for 5ft 8 height). It pulls on over your head so no zip is required.

This sewing pattern is available in printed and PDf formats and coes in a good range of sizes 8-26 (UK) and 4-22 (US).

Download the PDF version for £9 fro Sew Different

The new Geo collection from Papercut Patterns

We’re loving the 6 new sewing patterns from Papercut Patterns’ Geo Collection. There’s something for everyone, and we love that the pieces can be worn together to create a stylish capsule wardobe for this season

All patterns within this collection comes in sizes xxs-xl and come in both printed and PDF pattern options and cost $20 (NZD) each.

Ravine Dress
This grogeous bias cut dress features a plunging deep V-back, waist tie, an optional strap across the back for extra comfort. There is a sleeveless option and beautiful cross seam detail at the hem front. This sewing pattern is perfect for lightweight woven fabrics with drape such as silk, rayon and chiffon.

Buy the PDF version of the Ravine Dress from Papercut Patterns here

Pinnacle Top/Sweater
This is a such a great pattern to add to your wardrobe. The top and sweater has a cropped oversized fit featuring two detail front triangle panels inspired by a high pointed piece of rock (a pinnacle). Option 1 has a deep V-neckline with facing and can be made with a short or wrist length sleeve. Option 2 has a round neckline with binding and ties and can be made with a short or wrist length sleeve and option 3 is a sweater with neck band and sleeve cuffs. The first two top options are suitable for light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton, silk, linen, chambray and tencel while the option 3 is perfect for medium-weight jersey knit fabrics.

To download this stylish Pinnacle Top from Papercut Patterns - click here

Sierra Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are practical for any season and this one features an easy wear sleeveless cross-over design with a detail side waist tie, three different leg style options, invisible zipper fastening at side, inseam pockets and bust darts. Layer up in the daytime with a turtleneck sweater or make as aplaysuit for the summer or evenings out. Make in light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, silk, denim and wool.

To get your hands on the PDF version visit Papercut patterns here

Fjord Cardi
Cosy but stylish at it’s finest! This super comfy cardigan features angled side pockets, wide neckband and two length options. Inspired by a Fjord, a long narrow deep inlet. Make in medium-weight jersey knit fabrics.

To download the Fjord Cardi from Papercut Patterns - click here

Palisade Pants
A staple trouser pattern to have in your wardrobe, which features flattering centre front and back seams on the leg to replace the side seam for a streamline look. Detail cross-over pockets span the side panel. Comfy elasticated waistband with a flat piece at front and a faux fly. Comfort is key with these trousers and come in two trouser and short option. Aagain make with mid weight woven fabric such as cotton, linen, silk, chambray, rayon.

Get your copy of these stylish trouser pattern from Papercut patterns here

Meridian Dress
An elegant statement dress that’s perfect for wearing in between the seasons. It features a soft front wrap around ties, back button and loop closure with invisible zipper, front and back neck facings, front and back pleats on skirt, long or short sleeves as well as two skirt options. Choose light light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton, silk, linen and rayon.

Buy your copy of Papercut Patterns’ Meridian Dress sewing pattern here

The latest from New Look

We share with you what the latest sewing pattern releases are in the autumn/winter 2018 catalogue from New Look

Just click on the image to take you through to the new website for New Look sewing patterns

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6571 - Dresses featuring princess seams that cascade into pleats, bow waist and sleeve variations.
6572 - Simple yet stylish pinafore dresses including neckline, length and pocket options.
6573 - Easy to sew dress with princess seams and two lengths plus a stylish wrap cover up.
6574 - Flock dresses in with sleeve and length variations. Perfect for lightweight silky type fabrics.
6575 - Gorgeous tunic with sleeve variations features V-neck design with tie waist.
6577- Just for knits mini dress, tops or tunics with cowl neck design and sleeve variations.

6580 -Easy to sew skirt in three lengths with lovely overskirt view.
6581- Easy to sew knit sportswear including wrap dress, top and pant. Perfect to wear together or as separate pieces.
6582- The ideal outfit for day or evening including blouse, trousers with side slits and clutch bag.
6583 - Blazer style lined jacket with sleeve variations, features princess seams with lapel collar.
6585 - Double face coat with hood features with different lengths and pocket variations.
6586 - Create the perfect piece for cold weather - pattern includes cape, coat or jacket.

The Ready to Party Dress from My Handmade Wardrobe

Start sewing your party dress for this season’s special occasions with the latest sewing pattern from this British sewing brand

This new sewing pattern features a dress that’s an elegant make for special occasions. The design includes two neckline styles – a sweetheart neckline and scooped neckline – as well as two skirt options – a swishy flared panelled skirt and sexy wrap pencil skirt – which can be mixed and matched to enable you to style your party dress the way you want. The pattern also features a low back neckline, princess seams, fully lined bodice and delicate straps. 

Like all My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns, the Ready to Party Dress is drafted using ‘real’ women’s modern measurements and has been tested by women of all shapes and sizes. The instructions come with clear step-by-step photographs and are designed to enable even new sewers to confidently make this pattern. Make in stable woven fabrics or for those with some dressmaking experience already can venture into using more luxurious and unusual fabrics.

The pattern is now available for instant download for £9 from Crafty Sew and So

Pembroke Dress & Tunic - Cashmerette

The latest sewing pattern from Cashmerette, as always, is designed to show off your curves!

This iconic T-shirt dress come in a midi or tunic length with an optional waist tie and modern split hem detail. Choose from three neckline options (scoop, jewel, or turtleneck) and either cuffed or hemmed sleeves. Whether made up in a lightweight ponte or flirty floral jersey, there’s nothing basic about this wardrobe essential!

It comes in sizes 12 to 28, with cup sizes from C - H and is perfect for beginners. Make in mid-weight knit fabric such as cotton/lycra, poly/lycra, rayon jersey or lightweight ponte, with at least 20 per cent crosswise stretch.

Buy this PDF sewing pattern now for ¢14 from Cashmerette Patterns

Lindy Shirtdress from Folkwear

Folkwear concentrate on sewing patterns from the past. This shirtdress is a beautiful example from the 1940s!

This shirtdress features square shoulders, narrow hips, and skirts that end just below the knee and were the height of fashion during this decade. Fabric rationing had lead to the use of darts, pleats, tucks, and other fabric manipulation to add interest to dresses without a lot of extra fabric. 

This dress sewing pattern has an interesting bodice construction, with shoulder and waist pleats, darts, and a shawl-collar.  Skirt darts create a flattering look while adding plenty of ease in the hip area.  Elbow-length sleeves with cuffs make this nearly an all year-round dress.

Make in light to medium weight woven fabrics with drape such as cotton batiste and lawn, rayon challis, wool crepe, wool gauze, silk noil or silk crepe. This pattern does come in both printed and PDF format in sizes xs-3xl

Buy the PDF version here for $17.95 (USD) from Folkwear

The Aida Top from DG Patterns

This lovely easy-to-sew knit top is the latest sewing pattern release from DG Patterns

Aida is a loose-fit, knit top and dress pattern with dolman sleeve and ruffles for a signature look.
The top and dress also have a waistband strap and crew neckline. The pattern comes in a good range of sizes 8-26 UK (4-22 US). Make in medium weight fabrics. Knit fabrics such as medium weight cotton jersey, jersey, bamboo knit, hemp jersey, ponte roma, rayon knit or in woven favrics like cotton sateen, denim, linen and chambray.

The Aida Top/Dress pattern is available for $11 (USD) from DG Patterns