Eastwood pajamas from Thread Theory

Make the Eastwood pajama pants for the men in your life. After all Pajama days are for the boys too.

Classic pajama pants with mix and match details to suit any wearer. The Eastwood from Thread Theory is a straight leg pajama bottom that's comfortable but not baggy. They feature an enclosed elastic waistband with the option of a drawstring to further perfect the fit. This sewing pattern will teach you many of the essential techniques for sewing jeans and trousers in the future such as learning how to install useful pockets and employ topstitching to create very functional and hardwearing loungewear. Depending on skill level, choose between a button fly, simple mock fly or no fly.

Eastwood Pajamas PDF is available for $11.41 (USD) from Thread Theory

Melanie dress from DG Patterns

This gorgeous Melanie knit dress is an easy addition to your summer wardrobe with some cute details for a unusual  skirt

It has  short sleeves and a gathered petal side seams with a front opening and a below the knee length on the back. The dress can also been made a sleeveless option. This PDF pattern is available in sizes 4-22 and suitable for light to medium weight knit fabrics such as cotton jersey, jersey, bamboo knit, hemp jersey, ponte roma, and rayon knit.

Buy this PDF pattern for $10 from DG Patterns

Meet Felix - the new dress pattern from Grainline Studio

The Felix dress is such a great sewing pattern. We can't wait to make it. It covers the top of your arms with beautiful sleeve choices and has generous pockets. What's not to love!

The Felix dress is the perfect pattern to take you from the heat of summer to the cooler days of autumn. The loose, breezy shape is perfect on its own or can be layered with tights and a cardigan. There's a few construction twists along the way so if you like learning and trying new techniques, this is a must sew! It features a flattering faux wrap neckline without worrying about it staying closed and the fit flares out from shoulder. With three lovely sleeve options – our favourite is the flutter sleeves along with the big pockets making it perfect for everyday! Make in knee-length or midi, this dress comes in sizes 0-18 (US).

Dowload the felix dress for $16 from Grainline


Pauline Alice's Cami Dress sewing pattern has been updated

The Cami dress is the first pattern that Pauline Alice designed nearly five years ago and has now been updated by adding two sizes to the mix as well as the addition of another option

View A remains the same with buttoned bodice, shirt collar, gathered high waist skirt with inseam pockets, side zipper , ¾ length sleeves, invisible zip and hint of retro. 

The new option (View B) is without darts and a empire waist  for a more casual loose-fitting shirtdress. It features short sleeves, chest pocket, inseam pockets and the whole front buttons up to make it very easy to wear.

Tether top from George + Ginger

Keep it simple when choosing what to wear with this gorgeous tether top – all you need is a pair of jeans or simple skirt as this top is the star for detail!

Add a beautifully draped top to your wardrobe with this tie-ruched, adjustable length top. The PDF sewing pattern includes a gathered short sleeve with flattering V-neck and circle ruffle hem.

The pattern has ben designed for wovens with flowy drape such as rayon, gauze or georgette but George + Ginger say it can be made with knit fabric but it's suggested you go down 1 to 2 sizes. The layered PDF pieces have been created for tween sizes 12 and 14, womens sizes 0-26.

The Tether top is available for $8 from George + Ginger

Chirripo Top from Itch to Stitch

This new flutter sleeve top from Itch to Stitch is perfect for everyday and features a flattering square neckline

The Chirripo is such a charming little top that features front and back squared necklines, and preety short flutter sleeves that continue down the bodice. If you're a no frills type of girl... you can make it as a stylish sleeveless version too!

There's nothing worse than this sort of top pulling over the bust area so this pattern also includes options for A, B, C, D and DD bust cups. The relaxed fit bodice has front and back gathers below the yokes for accent and shaping. Ideal for intermediate sewers and comes in sizes 00 – 20.

The Chirripo top PDF sewing pattern is available for $8 from Itch to Stitch

Marguerite Dress from Sew Over It

Cute and classic are words we'd describe Sew Over It's latest dress pattern!

Another quintessential everyday dress that's feminine, confortable to wear and yes, flattering on a wide range of figures too! Marguerite is the kind of dress you’ll want to live all summer.

The dress features a semi-fitted bodice, with bust darts and pretty gathering into the waistband. The gathering is mirrored on the knee-length skirt, which also features cleverly-constructed in-seam pockets. The sleeves are grown-on and are finished with one-of-a-kind tapering cuffs. The dress has a pretty slit detail in the centre back, and closes neatly with an invisible zip and hook and eye. The neckline is finished with a facing.

The Margeurite PDF dress pattern is available for £7.50 from Sew Over It

Bethany Trousers from DG Patterns

Cropped 3/4 trousers are becoming a summer staple and we love these ones from DG Patterns

This basic set of wide leg pants is ideal for beginners or sewing enthusiasts who wnat to add a nice, comfy pair of trousers to their wardrobe. The sewing pattern features a loose fit with high hip elasticated waistband and regular ankle length and culottes (calf) length options. This pattern has been designed for woven fabrics including twill, linen, denim, challis, chambray, cotton sateen, crepe, voile and lawn.

Another fully graded pattern with sizes 8-26 (UK) and 4-22 (US) and
available to download for $10 from DG Patterns


Silva Dress & Top from DG Patterns

Not sure how we missed it but DG Patterns released this gorgeous draped dress and top sewing pattern

This beautifully draped A-line top and dress has flared sleeves and extra swing! It features a high hip length top and dress that sits just above the knee  with a scoop neckline and we love the cute  gathered waistband that nips you at the waist!

This PDF sewing pattern is recommended for light to medium weight knit fabrics such as jersey, cotton jersey, ponte roma, bamboo knit, double knit, rayon knit, silk knit. The pattern is fully graded and available in sizes from 4 to 22.

Buy the Silva Dress and Top PDF for $10 from DG Patterns

April top from DG Patterns

We've been looking for this style top so are excited to find this one from DG Patterns. April  is a woven blouse that's perfect for the summer season where a more structured top is needed!

April is an A-line, semi fitted classic princess seam top with scoop neckline and sleeveless style, which features a flounce side details and waist straps to add volume and a feminine touch to a classic top. The pattern has 1in of ease at bust point and  5/8 of a inch seam allowance.

It's been designed for advanced beginners for light to medium weight woven fabric such as twill, linen, denim, challis, chambray, cotton sateen, crepe, voile and lawn. It's a fully graded PDF pattern and available in sizes from 4-22.

The April woven blouse can be purchased from DG Patterns for $10

Melbourne Trench from Tessuti

Why not start slow-sewing the must-have lightweight coat to take you from summer to autumn? The Melbourne Trench from Tessuti combines style with classic detailing

 This stylish trench is unlined and features a button-through opening, inverted back pleat, curved patch pockets, collar and detachable hood. Tessuti has designed it  as the perfect trans-seasonal garment, and took great care in giving it all the hallmarks of a classic style that will last for years and years.

The A-line silhouette is combined with the inverted back pleat, which gives the coat a gorgeous swing. The lined hood is detachable by a row of five buttons, giving you the option to wear it with or without so it would look great to wear to the office.

The sewing pattern is suitable for all sorts of fabrics including water-resistant polyesters, nylon, medium weight wools and wool crepes, firm cotton and cotton blends.

The Melbourne Trench Coat is available in sizes 6-16 (AUS)  and all sizes are included in the PDF print-at-home/print copy shop version from Tessuti for $12 (AUD)

Plitvice Top from Itch to Stitch

Invite comfort and elegance to your everyday life with the Plitvice Top! It's an easy summer sew packed with personality

The cowl neck has become really popular and add some interest to the centre of this easy to make top from Itch to Stitch. Make in a knit fabric with vertical stretch to create a lower, drapier neckline or use one with only horizontal stretch to create a higher neckline. The neckline also gathered bust shaping, and integrated cap sleeves finished with arm bands and the hem sits at hip length and finished with bottom band.

Available in sizes 00-20 as a PDF download from Itch to Stitch for $10


New Look has just released new sewing patterns

We've a soft spot for New Look patterns so excited to see latest sewing pattern releases from the new catalogue. What's your favourite?

Just click on the image to buy and find out more about the sewing patterns

Summer patterns from Pauline Alice

It's been a while since we've seen new sewing patterns from Pauline Alice but these have certainly been worth waiting for!

Romero trousers

These are sailor trousers with button close on the sides, and have a high-waist, which is fitted at the waist and hips and flare at the leg. The shorts are both elegant and practical and have handy  pockets hidden inside the button closure. or if you prefer you can make a cropped ankle length which one of the favourite styles this summer. Available in sizes 34 - 48.

Purchase the PDF version for €8 (printed €14) from Pauline Alice

Vera shirt

Vera will be your best friend to wear this summer with its loose shape and easy-wear styling. The classical notched collar is coupled with an asymmetrical hem, longer in the back, and rounded edges to give this shirt a modern vibe. The back neckline is softly gathered and the short sleeves can be worn rolled-up thanks to the button tabs. Available in sizes 34 - 48.

Purchase the PDF version for €8 (printed €14) from Pauline Alice

Two new patterns for July from Seamwork

Two new summery patterns from Seamwork

Lucy is chic jumpsuit which epitomises style. Make the jumpsuit in a knit, and you have a stylish garment you won’t want to take off. The Lucy jumpsuit features a sleeveless bodice and wide cropped legs. Clever details like a lined bodice and elasticised drawstring make the jumpsuit fun to sew and extremely comfortable to wear. Designed for beginners and available in sizes 0-26 (US)

The Ariel is the perfect easy summer dress and features a midi-length column silhouette, delicate straps, and a centre front vent, you'll feel cool and comfortable in this stylish dress.

The Lucy Jumpsuit and Ariel Dress PDF sewing patternsare both available for non members for $12 from Seamwork

New fit'n'flare dress from Jennifer Lauren Handmade

The Raine Dress from Jennifer Lauren handmade is blends the classic fit’n’flare silhouette with casual comfort in a playful mix of modern and vintage styling

The Raine dress is a bit special and features a gently curved waistband which creates a flattering hourglass silhouette. The darts give shaping to the upper bodice, and you can personalise your dress with your choice of a '40s-inspired sweetheart or classic scoop neckline.

Select a simple gathered skirt for a fun everyday look or step up your sewing with a pleated skirt for more dressy occasions. Slanted pockets make the Raine dress a cool and practical dress. The sewing pattern aslo includes pattern pieces in A to D cups so say goodbye to bust adjustments!

The Raine Dress is perfect for the intermediate to advanced seamstress. With an all-in-one neckline and sleeve facing, invisible side seam zip and curved waistbands, Raine will step your sewing skills up a notch or two.

The Raine Dress PDF pattern is available from Jennifer Lauren handmade for $12.99


Men's Cargo shorts from Wardrobe By Me

These cargo shorts are perfect for this time of the year and feature lots of great detail that the guys will love

The new Cargo Shorts sewing pattern from Wardrobe By Me is packed with rugged details and spot on for male proportions. With big side pockets, deep front pockets, back welt pockets and front fly with zipper, they are bound to be a hit with the guys! The Top stitching adds the perfect finishing touch! Available in sizes 27in - 36in waist.

The pattern is $13 but currently on sale for $10 from Wardrobe by Me