Posts tagged Dress sewing patterns
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

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

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 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

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

New mini collection of patterns for Megan Nielsen - Dawn, Jarrah, Floreat and Wattle

This new mini collection has been released together and includes a variety of new techniques and options suitable for many different skill levels, from beginner to intermediate with 16 included variations. The collection consists of a loose fit drop shoulder sweater, classic high waisted rigid jeans, an asymmetrical dress or blouse that can be made in knit or woven fabric, and a set of classic skirts with unique crossover closure at the side seam. These four new pattern releases are are the perfect blend of classic and trend-based styles!


The Dawn Jeans pattern is a classic high waisted rigid jean pattern set and right on trend for the resurgence of classic denim shapes. The sewing pattern features four cuts and multiple lengths for tall, regular and cropped. The set is available in 11 sizes and can be made with a multitude of fabrics from rigid denim to linen. The pattern features a high rise to sit on the natural waist, button fly, close fit through the waist and hips and classic jeans details. View A is a tapered leg jean. View B is a straight leg jean. View C is a wide leg jean. View D is a jean short.

Floreat is an asymmetrical dress or blouse that has been created to fill a multitude of gaps in a home sewers wardrobe. This one is adaptable and can be made from woven or knit fabric. It features clean lines, woven and knit facing options, inseam pockets, as well as lots of sleeve and hem lengths. It’s a truly versatile pattern to have in your wardrobe. View A is a dress with long sleeves and waist ties. View B is a blouse with long sleeves. View C is a cropped blouse with short sleeves. View D is a sleeveless dress or blouse.

The Jarrah Sweater pattern is a loose-fitting drop shoulder sweater and another ideal piece for mid-season layering. It’s an easy sew for beginners but also a satisfying project for the more experienced sewer,. The Jarrah features a crew or funnel neckline, two sleeve options and four hem styles. View A is a sweater with cuffs and a hem band. View B is a sweater with curved hemline and split sleeve hem. View C is a sweater with waist tie and cuffs. View D is a cropped sweater with funnel neck and split sleeve hem.

The Wattle is a set of classic skirts with an unusual crossover closure at the side seam, and is based on Megan Nilesen’s bestselling trouser pattern, Flint. The pattern sits on the natural waist and features a hidden closure at the left pocket, three skirt options, slash pockets, two waistband options and multiple lengths. View A is a bias-cut midi length skirt. View B is a skirt pleated above the knee. View C is a skirt gathered below the knee. View D is a bias-cut skirt above the knee.