Deer&Doe Pattern – The Aubépine Dress

Deer&Doe Sewing Pattern – The Aubépine Dress

All Deer&Doe patterns are designed and manufactured in France and printed on recycled paper in order to preserve the environment.

Whether you are just learning to sew or you have a few years of experience behind a sewing machine, you’ll be able to find your match from the 5 difficulty levels.

Follow the richly detailed and illustrated instruction booklets for perfect results!

Choosing Your Size
To make it easier for you, Deer&Doe patterns are created from standard (European) commercial sizes. Nevertheless, depending on your body type, your Deer&Doe size could be different from your commercial size. We suggest you carefully take your measurements and then compare them to the size chart for your chosen pattern.

The number indicated on Deer&Doe patterns and on the product pages correspond to your sewing experience level, on a 5-point scale:
1/ Complete Beginner
2/ Beginner
3/ Intermediate
4/ Advanced
5/ Expert

Empire-waist dress with elbow-length sleeves, lined. Tucks on bodice and sleeves, waist drawstring and flared skirt punctuated by 8 inverted box pleats.

The pattern envelope contains a full size pattern and a detailed instruction booklet. This pattern is fully bilingual (French/English).

Sizes: 34 to 46

Level: 3/5

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Deer&Doe Pattern – The Belladone Dress

Deer&Doe Sewing Pattern – The Belladone Dress

All Deer&Doe patterns are designed and manufactured in France and printed on recycled paper in order to preserve the environment.

Whether you are just learning to sew or you have a few years of experience behind a sewing machine, you’ll be able to find your match from the 5 difficulty levels.

Follow the richly detailed and illustrated instruction booklets for perfect results!

Choosing Your Size
To make it easier for you, Deer&Doe patterns are created from standard (European) commercial sizes. Nevertheless, depending on your body type, your Deer&Doe size could be different from your commercial size. We suggest you carefully take your measurements and then compare them to the size chart for your chosen pattern.

The number indicated on Deer&Doe patterns and on the product pages correspond to your sewing experience level, on a 5-point scale:
1/ Complete Beginner
2/ Beginner
3/ Intermediate
4/ Advanced
5/ Expert

Sleeveless dress cinched at the waist, with an A-line skirt and diagonal pockets. Version A features a back cutout, and version B has a plain back.

The pattern envelope contains a full size pattern (with 2 overlapping pieces) and an instruction booklet.

Sizes: 34 to 46

Level: 3/5

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Deer&Doe Pattern – The Bruyère Shirt

Deer&Doe Sewing Pattern – The Bruyère Shirt

All Deer&Doe patterns are designed and manufactured in France and printed on recycled paper in order to preserve the environment.

Whether you are just learning to sew or you have a few years of experience behind a sewing machine, you’ll be able to find your match from the 5 difficulty levels.

Follow the richly detailed and illustrated instruction booklets for perfect results!

Choosing Your Size
To make it easier for you, Deer&Doe patterns are created from standard (European) commercial sizes. Nevertheless, depending on your body type, your Deer&Doe size could be different from your commercial size. We suggest you carefully take your measurements and then compare them to the size chart for your chosen pattern.

The number indicated on Deer&Doe patterns and on the product pages correspond to your sewing experience level, on a 5-point scale:
1/ Complete Beginner
2/ Beginner
3/ Intermediate
4/ Advanced
5/ Expert

Button-up shirt cinched at the waist, tunic length. Flat collar, gathered sleeve cuffs and back yoke. Version A with long sleeves, version B sleeveless.

The pattern envelope contains a full size pattern and a detailed instruction booklet.

Sizes: 34 to 46

Level: 3/5

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Deer&Doe Pattern – The Mélilot Shirt

Deer&Doe Sewing Pattern – The Mélilot Shirt

All Deer&Doe patterns are designed and manufactured in France and printed on recycled paper in order to preserve the environment.

Whether you are just learning to sew or you have a few years of experience behind a sewing machine, you’ll be able to find your match from the 5 difficulty levels.

Follow the richly detailed and illustrated instruction booklets for perfect results!

Choosing Your Size
To make it easier for you, Deer&Doe patterns are created from standard (European) commercial sizes. Nevertheless, depending on your body type, your Deer&Doe size could be different from your commercial size. We suggest you carefully take your measurements and then compare them to the size chart for your chosen pattern.

The number indicated on Deer&Doe patterns and on the product pages correspond to your sewing experience level, on a 5-point scale:
1/ Complete Beginner
2/ Beginner
3/ Intermediate
4/ Advanced
5/ Expert

Casual shirt with drop shoulders. Version A: long sleeves and rounded collar; version B: cuffed short sleeves and mandarin collar.

The pattern envelope contains a full size pattern and a detailed instruction booklet.

Sizes: 34 to 46

Level: 4/5

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Deer&Doe Pattern – The Myosotis Dress

Deer&Doe Sewing Pattern – The Myosotis Dress

All Deer&Doe patterns are designed and manufactured in France and printed on recycled paper in order to preserve the environment.

Whether you are just learning to sew or you have a few years of experience behind a sewing machine, you’ll be able to find your match from the 5 difficulty levels.

Follow the richly detailed and illustrated instruction booklets for perfect results!

Choosing Your Size
To make it easier for you, Deer&Doe patterns are created from standard (European) commercial sizes. Nevertheless, depending on your body type, your Deer&Doe size could be different from your commercial size. We suggest you carefully take your measurements and then compare them to the size chart for your chosen pattern.

The number indicated on Deer&Doe patterns and on the product pages correspond to your sewing experience level, on a 5-point scale:
1/ Complete Beginner
2/ Beginner
3/ Intermediate
4/ Advanced
5/ Expert

Oversize shirtdress with inseam pockets. Version A has sleeve ruffles and a tiered skirt, version B has plain sleeves and a gathered skirt.

The pattern envelope contains a full size pattern and an instruction booklet.

Sizes: 34 to 46

Level: 3/5

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Deer&Doe Pattern – The Opium Coat

Deer&Doe Sewing Pattern – The Opium Coat

All Deer&Doe patterns are designed and manufactured in France and printed on recycled paper in order to preserve the environment.

Whether you are just learning to sew or you have a few years of experience behind a sewing machine, you’ll be able to find your match from the 5 difficulty levels.

Follow the richly detailed and illustrated instruction booklets for perfect results!

Choosing Your Size
To make it easier for you, Deer&Doe patterns are created from standard (European) commercial sizes. Nevertheless, depending on your body type, your Deer&Doe size could be different from your commercial size. We suggest you carefully take your measurements and then compare them to the size chart for your chosen pattern.

The number indicated on Deer&Doe patterns and on the product pages correspond to your sewing experience level, on a 5-point scale:
1/ Complete Beginner
2/ Beginner
3/ Intermediate
4/ Advanced
5/ Expert

Swing coat with raglan sleeves and origami welt pockets, entirely lined. Version A is closed with snaps, version B includes a belt.

The pattern envelope contains a full size pattern (with 4 overlapping pieces) and an instruction booklet.

Sizes: 34-46

Level: 5/5

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Deer&Doe Pattern – The Réglisse Dress

Deer&Doe Sewing Pattern – The Réglisse Dress

All Deer&Doe patterns are designed and manufactured in France and printed on recycled paper in order to preserve the environment.

Whether you are just learning to sew or you have a few years of experience behind a sewing machine, you’ll be able to find your match from the 5 difficulty levels.

Follow the richly detailed and illustrated instruction booklets for perfect results!

Choosing Your Size
To make it easier for you, Deer&Doe patterns are created from standard (European) commercial sizes. Nevertheless, depending on your body type, your Deer&Doe size could be different from your commercial size. We suggest you carefully take your measurements and then compare them to the size chart for your chosen pattern.

The number indicated on Deer&Doe patterns and on the product pages correspond to your sewing experience level, on a 5-point scale:
1/ Complete Beginner
2/ Beginner
3/ Intermediate
4/ Advanced
5/ Expert

Elasticated-waist sundress with bias-cut bodice, cap sleeves, and shoulder yokes. Version A features a neck bow, version B a mock button front.

The pattern envelope contains a full size pattern and a detailed instruction booklet.

Sizes: 34 to 46

Level: 3/5

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Deer&Doe Pattern – The Zéphyr Dress

Deer&Doe Sewing Pattern – The Zéphyr Dress

All Deer&Doe patterns are designed and manufactured in France and printed on recycled paper in order to preserve the environment.

Whether you are just learning to sew or you have a few years of experience behind a sewing machine, you’ll be able to find your match from the 5 difficulty levels.

Follow the richly detailed and illustrated instruction booklets for perfect results!

Choosing Your Size
To make it easier for you, Deer&Doe patterns are created from standard (European) commercial sizes. Nevertheless, depending on your body type, your Deer&Doe size could be different from your commercial size. We suggest you carefully take your measurements and then compare them to the size chart for your chosen pattern.

The number indicated on Deer&Doe patterns and on the product pages correspond to your sewing experience level, on a 5-point scale:
1/ Complete Beginner
2/ Beginner
3/ Intermediate
4/ Advanced
5/ Expert

Sleeveless knit skater dress with princess seams. Version A: high crew neck, version B: V neck, and version C: crop top and skirt set.

The pattern envelope contains a full size pattern and a detailed instruction booklet.

Sizes: 34 to 46

Level: 2/5

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Jennifer Lauren – The Ivy Pinafore

The Ivy Pinafore Sewing Pattern by Jennifer Lauren

Classic lines meet everyday comfort when the Ivy Pinafore is in town. Designed to be layered with your favourite collared shirts and fitted knit tops, Ivy can be worn year-round with limitless possibilities.

The Details

With two completely different silhouettes — an A-line style tent dress and a slim-fit variation — Ivy transforms the everyday overall into a feminine and comfy garment with an option for everyone.

Button-down straps can be functional or stitched in place and top stitching can add a subtle or contrasting detail.

Fully lined and with pockets to boot, Ivy is a sturdy little number that is just as at home relaxing on the couch as it is kicking leaves and splashing in puddles. Team Ivy with boots for coffee on the weekend, wellies for digging in the garden or slippers for some fireside knitting action.

Skill Level

Designed for confident beginners through to advanced seamstresses.

Fabric Options

Make Ivy in casual denim or cosy corduroys and wools. Line with light-weight woven fabrics like cottons or anti-static linings.

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Jennifer Lauren – The Pippi Pinafore

The Pippi Pinafore Sewing Pattern by Jennifer Lauren

With a fitted bib, deep patch pockets and fun side button fastening, Pippi is a fresh take on the classic overall dress, combining comfort with a sleek and playful silhouette.

The Details

The Pippi Pinafore will become your favourite go-to weekend dress. Darts and gently curved sides shape the bib, creating a flattering silhouette for multiple bust sizes. The pleated front skirt and side button placket create a relaxed look while also stepping your sewing repertoire up a few notches.

Straps cross over the back and fasten to the bib using your choice of overall hardware or buttons (depending on what you have in your stash). And deep, curved patch pockets make sure you have room for everything you might need throughout the day.

Casual meets practical with a relaxed fit around the waist and hips. and when paired with a fitted knit Gable or Ostara top, or your favourite shirt, you’ll be ready for a weekend away in the woods or your favourite weekend brunch spot.

Multiple Bust Cups

Pippi is perfect for those who like the bib-style pinafore dress, but want more shaping around the bust for a flattering fit. With cup sizes A to D included, you’ll no longer need to make additional bust adjustments for the perfect fit.

Included in the instructions are a full set of Finished Garment Measurements, as well as detailed instructions on choosing the right size for your unique shape.

Skill Level

Pippi is a perfect project for the adventurous beginner seamstress and beyond.

Learn techniques like top-stitching, constructing a side button fastening and attaching patch pockets.

Fabric Options

Pippi has you covered year round – made up in chambray or linen and paired with your favourite t-shirt,you’ll be summer ready. And when winter temperatures hit, choose wool, corduroy or denim for the perfect dress layered over tights and boots.

Fabric with structure and some drape work best, but stiffer fabrics will lend a more defined quality to your Pippi Pinafore.

Lining Fabric:
The bib, waistband and button band are all lined pattern pieces – it’s important to choose a light-weight lining to keep bulky seams to a minimum (especially if you have a heavier weight fabric in mind). Cotton lawn, voile and poplin make great options, as do quilting cottons when using a lighter weight fabric for your main garment.

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Jennifer Lauren – The Quincy Dress

The Quincy Dress Sewing Pattern by Jennifer Lauren

The Quincy Dress is a classic shirt-waist dress that blends fun construction techniques with an effortless silhouette.

The Details

With a graceful V neckline, bust darts for shaping and a fully enclosed yoked back bodice, Quincy is the perfect stepping stone towards tackling more advanced sewing projects.

Pockets are neatly integrated into the flattering panelled skirt, and the in-built drawstring casing with two sleeve options combine to create a relaxed and casual look.

The set-in sleeves are slightly longer than standard short sleeves are are more relaxed in style. Sleeve variations include a straight turn-and-hem sleeve or a notched cuff sleeve.

Whether you cinch the waist in completely for date night or leave it loose and flowing for a day at the beach, Quincy’s modern silhouette makes it an easy-to-fit wardrobe staple.

Multiple Bust Cups

Quincy includes pattern pieces in A to D cups so that you’ll no longer need to make additional bust adjustments for the perfect fit.

Included in the instructions are a full set of Finished Garment Measurements, as well as detailed instructions on choosing the right size for your unique shape.

Skill Level

Quincy is aimed at intermediate to advanced seamstresses. Quincy includes techniques such as set-in sleeves, buttonholes and enclosed yoke facings, as well as making and inserting notched cuffs for sleeves on View 2.

Fabric Options

The Quincy Dress is suitable for a wide range of lightweight woven fabrics with some drape.

Rayon, silks and other slinky fabrics suit the Quincy dress perfectly. You can also choose any of your favourite lightweight fabrics from cotton lawn, voile and poplin, linen and chambray.

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Jennifer Lauren – The Sorrel Dress

The Sorrel Dress Sewing Pattern by Jennifer Lauren

Sorrel is a fresh take on the classic shirt-waist dress, seamlessly pairing vintage elements with modern design. With inclusive sizing, A to D cups and pockets!

The Details

Shaped with double open-ended darts around the bodice and skirt waistline, Sorrel’s relaxed silhouette and sleek skirt provide the illusion of a fitted garment with all the comfort of a shift-style dress.

A simple foldout collar frames the face, creating a gentle V neckline and grown-on sleeves lend a casual vintage vibe.

Layer with fitted long sleeves and boots for cool weather, or make up in a seasonal double gauze or flowing cotton lawn for a light-weight summer garment.

View 1 includes a seperate button placket, great for playing with prints and different fabric layouts. View 2 has a grown-on button placket, helping keep the design simple and the construction straight-forward.

Multiple Bust Cups & Inclusive Sizing

The Sorrel dress spans across a large range of sizes from a 6A (bust size 74cm or 29″) all the way to a 24D (bust 126.5cm or 48 3/4″).

Included in the instructions are a full set of Finished Garment Measurements as well as a step by step guide to figuring which bust cup size you are, so that you can make a garment that fits your unique shape.

Skill Level

The Sorrel dress is a perfect project for confident beginner seamstresses.

Sorrel looks more complicated than it is. The collar is cut in one with the front bodice and open-ended darts eliminate the troublesome bubble tip that so easily appear with traditional darts.

Fabric Options

The Sorrel Dress is suitable for a wide range of light to medium-weight woven fabrics with some drape.

Choose any of your favourite fabrics from cotton lawn, voile and poplin to linen, tencel and double gauze. Rayon and silks would make a lightweight and graceful Sorrel while mid-weight denims and corduroy would lend themselves to a more structured garment.

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Jennifer Lauren – The Vielle Top

The Vielle Top Sewing Pattern by Jennifer Lauren

With its flattering scoop neckline and side-tie detail, Vielle is the quintessential knit tee turned into a standout wardrobe staple.

The Details

Vielle is a classic fitted knit top with a twist — its gorgeous side-tie neckline detail lends a feeling of effortless chic to your outfit and is deceptively easy to make.

Three sleeve lengths will see you through all the seasons in comfort and style.

Made with stretch knits, Vielle is a little bit 40s-esque with a retro vibe, all mixed in with lovely details. Vielle is sure to become your go-to when you need something classy yet comfortable and quick.

Skill Level

Vielle is a great introduction to knits if you’re new to them, and if you’re a seasoned pro, you’ll more than likely be wearing a new top after just one sewing session.

The Vielle Top Designed for confident beginners through to advanced seamstresses.

Fabric Options

Look for lightweight knit fabrics with good stretch across the grain.
The Vielle instructions contain more detailed information on suitable knit fabric requirements.

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The Avid Seamstress – The Gathered Dress (Age 3–8)

The Gathered Dress Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

The Gathered Dress is a gorgeous girls dress for ages 3–8 years. A T-shaped dress with the sleeves formed as part of the front/back which makes it really fun and easy to sew. The front has a cute oversized pocket and the back has a gathered section at the waist.
View A has a button close at the back neck.
View B has an invisible zip close at the back neck.

Level: Beginners

Pattern Sizes Ages 3–8

Suggested Fabrics
This pattern works well in most light weight to medium weight fabrics. For a Spring/Summer dress use a thin cotton and for Autumn/Winter a medium weight fabric is ideal.

Supplies Needed
View A – fabric, thread, hand needle, 10cm narrow satin ribbon, button (1–2cm)
View B – fabric, thread, 22cm/8″ invisible zipper (ensure your sewing machine has a zipper foot)

What’s included

  • Pattern printed on high quality white pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Guide on taking your measurements
  • Fabric and Sewing basics help card
  • Sewing Terms Demystified card
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • Information on The Avid Seamstress
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The Avid Seamstress – The Raglan Dress (Age 3–8)

The Raglan Dress Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

The Raglan is a gorgeous girls dress with easy to set in raglan sleeves. The dress has an A-line shape with cute oversized pockets on the sides for the little girl in your life to stash her treasures.
View A has a button close at the back neck. View A can be made short or long sleeved.
View B has an invisible zip close at the back neck. View B can be made short or long sleeved.

Level: Beginners

Pattern Sizes Ages 3–8

Suggested Fabrics
This pattern works well in most light weight to medium weight fabrics. For a Spring/Summer dress use a thin cotton and for Autumn/Winter a medium weight fabric is ideal.

Supplies Needed
View A – fabric, thread, hand needle, 10cm narrow satin ribbon, button (1–2cm)
View B – fabric, thread, 22cm/8″ invisible zipper (ensure your sewing machine has a zipper foot)

What’s included

  • Pattern printed on high quality white pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Guide on taking your measurements
  • Fabric and Sewing basics help card
  • Sewing Terms Demystified card
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • Information on The Avid Seamstress
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The Avid Seamstress – The Coat

The Coat Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

Inspired by classic tailoring, we’ve created a coat pattern that not only looks fabulous but also is an easy, enjoyable make – without the time-consuming tailoring. With a slim, chic silhouette, The Coat offers a modern twist on the woman’s winter coat.

Flattering princess seams feature a clever in-seam pocket, while the modern drop sleeves make for a relaxed yet stylish look. The Coat sewing pattern is incredibly versatile, working well in a range of fabrics from mid-to-heavy weight coating material to lighter woven fabrics – great for an alternative spring trench-coat.

The three quarter length hem is perfect over dresses or trousers, offering both elegance and warmth on a chilly day. Other features include a notched collar, 2 button front closure, kick pleat and buggy lining (fully faced).

Level: Intermediate

Pattern Sizes UK 6–UK 22

Fabric Requirements
The measurements below are based on plain fabric or fabric with a print that doesn’t require pattern matching. Should your fabric require pattern matching please allow for more fabric. Additional materials needed are based upon the following allowances: 1) the coat back lining is made from standard lining fabric. Should you wish to self-face the coat back with your coating fabric, purchase an extra half metre. 2) The allocated bias binding is for the front facing and back lining to be bound. If you wish to bind more panels please purchase extra binding.

Suggested Fabrics
Medium to heavy weight wool, wool blends, linens, boucle, melton

Supplies Needed
Fabric, thread, interfacing, lining, two 2–2.5cm buttons, bias binding 3 metres

What’s included

  • Pattern printed on high quality white pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Guide on taking your measurements
  • Fabric and Sewing basics help card
  • Sewing Terms Demystified card
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • Information on The Avid Seamstress
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The Avid Seamstress – The A-Line Dress

The A-Line Dress Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

This stunning A-line dress creates a classically flattering silhouette with zip at back. Featuring a fitted bodice, loose sleeves and sophisticated V-neckline, this garment will add timeless elegance to any wardrobe. Optional inner pockets and short/long skirt variations included.

Level: Beginner

Pattern Sizes UK 6–UK 22

Suggested Fabrics
Lightweight to medium weight fabrics – wovens, chambray, crepe, silk, viscose & cotton.
Always allow extra fabric to match one way designs.

Supplies Needed
Fabric, thread, 56cm/22″ invisible zipper

What’s included

  • Pattern printed on high quality white pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Guide on taking your measurements
  • Fabric and Sewing basics help card
  • Sewing Terms Demystified card
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • Information on The Avid Seamstress
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The Avid Seamstress – The Gathered Dress

The Gathered Dress Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

If you‘re looking for a casual dress that you can live in any day of the week and feel good wearing, then The Gathered Dress is perfect for you.

The Gathered Dress has been created with the modern woman in mind. From the school run to the office, The Gathered Dress will help you to feel stylishly smart yet comfortable. For the adult version, we‘ve added a more modern raglan sleeve but have kept the charming gathered waist at the back – an interesting and different style line, and ideal for days when you don‘t feel like wearing fitted clothes. Other features include a slim front silhouette, invisible zip and two different sleeve lengths. We’ve also added in a pleat at the shoulder to create an amazing finish. It‘s an ideal pattern for beginners as well as intermediates that want a quick, easy sew.

Level Intermediate

Pattern Sizes UK 6–UK 22

Suggested Fabrics
Lightweight to medium weight fabrics – wovens, denim, chambray, crepe, silk, viscose & cotton.
Always allow extra fabric to match one way designs.

Supplies Needed
Fabric, thread, 56cm/22″ invisible zipper, 1 metre 5mm elastic for gathering, iron on interfacing 0.25m

What’s included

  • Pattern printed on high quality white pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Guide on taking your measurements
  • Fabric and Sewing basics help card
  • Sewing Terms Demystified card
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • Information on The Avid Seamstress
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The Avid Seamstress – The Raglan Dress/Top

The Raglan Dress/Top Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

The Raglan is a simple, modern dress/top cut in an A-line silhouette with a facing and invisible zip at the back neck.

With optional inner/outer pockets and short/long sleeves, this pattern is as versatile as you are. An elegant and playful fit, the Raglan beautifully sways with every step.

Level: Intermediate

Pattern Sizes UK 6–UK 22

Suggested Fabrics
Lightweight to medium weight fabrics – woven, chambray, crepe, silk, viscose & cotton.
Always allow extra fabric to match one way designs.

Supplies Needed
Top – fabric, thread, 35cm/14in invisible zipper.
Dress – fabric, thread 55cm/22in invisible zipper.

What’s included

  • Pattern printed on high quality white pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Guide on taking your measurements
  • Fabric and Sewing basics help card
  • Sewing Terms Demystified card
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • Information on The Avid Seamstress
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The Avid Seamstress – The Sheath Dress

The Sheath Dress Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

The Sheath Dress is a gorgeously draped garment with a flattering round neckline, elasticated waist and an invisible zip at the back. Your options are endless; make this dress with short or mid length sleeves, with inner pockets or without.

New to sewing? No worries! With minimal pieces to cut out and the option to create a
looser fit without the elastic waist, this is a dress you’ll love to wear year-round
View A has an inner pockets.
View B outer pockets.

Level: Beginner

Suggested Fabrics
Lightweight to medium weight fabrics are perfect for this pretty dress.
Not suitable for stripes, diagonals or plaids.
Always allow extra fabric to match one way designs.

Supplies Needed
Fabric, thread, 40cm/16″ invisible zip, 1 metre elastic (max 25mm wide).

What’s included

  • Pattern printed on high quality white pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Guide on taking your measurements
  • Fabric and Sewing basics help card
  • Sewing Terms Demystified card
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • Information on The Avid Seamstress
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The Avid Seamstress – The Shift Dress

The Shift Dress Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

The Shift Dress creates an elegant silhouette that’s modern, sophisticated and versatile.
Perfect for weddings, parties or a full day at work, this dress will create an
effortlessly chic look.

The Shift Dress has a fitted bodice, fitted sleeves and pencil skirt with a panel at the bottom
of the front skirt. The back of the skirt has flattering waist pleats, a kick pleat at the bottom
and the back bodice is finished with an invisible zip. Pattern includes optional inner pockets.

Level: Intermediate

Suggested Fabrics
Lightweight to medium weight fabrics – wovens, chambray, crepe, silk, viscose &
cottons.
Always allow extra fabric to match one way designs.

Supplies Needed
Fabric, thread, 41cm/16″ invisible zipper.

What’s included

  • Pattern printed on high quality white pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Guide on taking your measurements
  • Fabric and Sewing basics help card
  • Sewing Terms Demystified card
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • Information on The Avid Seamstress
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Sew Over It 1940s Wrap Dress

Sew Over It – 1940s Wrap Dress Dress by Lisa Comfort

A stunning, vintage-inspired woven wrap dress with a wearable contemporary feel, the 1940’s Wrap Dress is a gem from the Sew Over It archives. Stylish, sophisticated and elegant, you can wear this dressed up or down, perfect for both daytime and evening.

The 1940’s Wrap Dress features a wrap front bodice with a front collar and pretty shoulder pleats. The bodice gathers into the uniquely-shaped pointed waistband, and the dress closes with hidden buttons or press studs. The slightly A-line wrap skirt is flattering on all shapes, and the narrow sleeves mean you can pair this dress with your favourite jumper or cardi. Both the sleeves and skirt come with a choice of two different lengths.

The 1940’s Wrap Dress is designed for intermediate to advanced sewers who have experience of making fitted garments, and working with fabrics with drape.

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Sew Over It Betty Dress

Sew Over It – The Betty Dress by Lisa Comfort

Make yourself a beautiful 1950’s inspired dress based on the style of Betty Draper!

With a fitted bodice and full circle skirt, Betty is super flattering for all figures, nipping you in at the waist and flaring out to create a beautiful silhouette. The dress fastens with an invisible zip down the centre back, has facings around the neckline and armholes and a machine finished hem.

The pattern contains full instructions with beautifully illustrated diagrams.

The Betty Dress is an advanced beginner pattern.

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Sew Over It Doris Dress

Sew Over It – Doris Dress Dress by Lisa Comfort

The Doris Dress is the perfect summer’s day dress. Feminine and romantic, throw it on and you’ll be set for that picnic in the park, day out at the beach, or hey, even a stint at the office. A truly versatile wardrobe staple, the Doris Dress will keep you looking elegant and put-together no matter what you get up to this season.

Inspired by Lisa’s love of vintage 1950’s fashion and pretty feminine shapes, the Doris Dress is semi-fitted with a flattering scooped neck bodice, bust pleats for delicate shaping and floaty grown-on sleeves. The waist can be left unfitted for warmer days, or cinched in at the back with the attached ties or fixed back belt.

The fluted panelled skirt has two length variations – short and cute above the knee, or an elegant below the knee option. The Doris Dress closes with a concealed zip in the side seam and has an optional buttonhole closure at the centre front. The bodice is finished with facings for a neat finish on the inside.

Due to the number of techniques covered, the Doris Dress is an intermediate level sewing pattern.

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Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress

Sew Over It – The Vintage Shirt Dress by Lisa Comfort

With 1940s and 50s influences, the Vintage Shirt Dress is a classic that will take you from season to season in style. Effortlessly chic, its feminine cut is flattering for all body shapes and sizes. Just throw this dress on for an instantly put-together look and you’re all good to go!

The pattern has both a sleeved and sleeveless version as well as endless fabric options, meaning there is tonnes of scope to make this dress your own. Ever versatile, you can even go two-tone and make the bodice in one fabric and the skirt in another to give the impression of separates.

With modern body sizing and revised shaping, the Vintage Shirt Dress has been updated to give it a contemporary feel, while the sweet notched collar gives it a vintage edge. A fantastic techniques-filled pattern, practise creating pleats, sewing a collar, adding facings and stitching buttonholes while you create your dress.

The Vintage Shirt Dress is an intermediate level sewing pattern.

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Tilly And The Buttons Marigold Jumpsuit & Trousers

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Rosa Shirt + Shirt Dress

Whip up a stylish jumpsuit or a pair of casual trousers with this easy-to-use sewing pattern.

The relaxed peg-shaped trousers are easy-fitting at the hip, with slash pockets for nonchalant slouching, tapering into a slim line ankle. The waist has gentle shaping from pleats and darts, cinched in with a quick-sew elasticated waistband. The jumpsuit bodice is shaped with bust darts and a sweetheart neckline, with a comfortable blousy waist, wide (bra-concealing!) shoulder straps, closing with an invisible zip at the side.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Marigold includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Fabric Suggestions
Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), silk or poly crêpe de chine, or lighter weight chambray. The trousers could also be made in a lightweight low stretch jersey.

You will also need:
Matching thread
Iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
Your waist measurement in 2cm (3/4in) wide elastic
Large safety pin
For jumpsuit only: 17-18cm (7in) invisible zip

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

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Tilly And The Buttons Orla Shift Top

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Orla Shift Top

Orla is a semi-fitted shift top with delicate details offset by a modern exposed zip. Classic at first glance, a closer peek reveals a wealth of interesting design details to develop your sewing repertoire.

The bodice is shaped by curved French darts at the front, with contour and shoulder darts at the back for a great fit. The booty-shielding dipped hem is finished with a facing.

Choose from full length or cropped sleeves with a subtle pleat at the shoulder. Keep it understated with the plain neckline version, or add the adorable snowdrop collar.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Orla includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Fabric Suggestions
Lightweight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), cotton lawn, voile, dotted Swiss, silk or polyester crêpe de chine, lighter weight crêpe back satin.

You will also need:
Matching thread
18-20cm (7-8in) exposed zip with metal teeth (choose a striking colour if you want to make a statement!)
0.5m (20in) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

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Tilly And The Buttons Rosa Shirt & Shirt Dress

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Rosa Shirt + Shirt Dress

Make your own stylish shirt or shirt dress with this step-by-step sewing pattern.

Rosa has a flattering semi-fitted shape thanks to gently curved princess seams on both front and back. Our favourite feature is the pointed back yoke, which looks stunning highlighted with decorative topstitching or piping.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Rosa includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Fabric Suggestions
Medium- and light-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, lighter weight denim, fine needlecord, double gauze, linen blends, viscose (rayon), shirting cotton.

You will also need:
Matching thread
10–13mm (3/8–1/2in) buttons x 10 (for shirt) or x 12 (for shirt dress)
Iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)

Optional: 2 spools of contrast topstitching weight thread and topstitching/embroidery needle for your machine

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

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Little Bea and Leggings

From the “Sew Me Something” pattern range

The Little Bea is a smaller but perfectly formed version of the ever-popular Beatrice Pinafore. The contrast binding is still there as well as the pretty cross-over back, but it has one large ‘kangaroo’ style pocket on the front instead of two.

The little Leggings are the perfect accompaniment to the Pinafore and the ruched ankles give a bit of extra detail but they could be left plain too.

It is a very simple shape but has a few techniques to help you with your sewing and the clear and easy to follow instructions will take you through everything step by step.

  • Gathering
  • A bound finish to the edges of the pockets and around the pinafore
  • Top stitching
  • Sewing with jersey
  • Inserting an elastic waistband

Suitable Fabrics

Pinafore – Cotton poplin, craft cotton, linen, denim, baby needlecord, light weight wool

Leggings – light to medium weight jersey fabrics such as single jersey, double jersey or even a French terry jersey.

You will also need 1″ wide elastic and the correct needle for your fabric. A twin needle on your machine gives a great finish to the hems of the leggings too.

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The Cordelia Dress

From the “Sew Me Something” pattern range

The Cordelia Jersey Dress or Tunic is simple and elegant with a clever little twist at the front empire seam and gentle gathers that fall gracefully down the front. The back skirt has darts to give a nipped in shape, so it’s perfect for all shapes and sizes and will take you through all four seasons with ease.

Version 1 is sleeveless so perfect for the hot summer days to come. Alternatively you can layer it over your favourite T-shirt too

Version 2 has straight, set in sleeves that are 3/4 length, a little bit more covered up for cooler days.

Version 3 has pretty flared short set in sleeves that give a softness to the overall feel of the dress.

All versions can be made to the shorter length to create a versatile tunic.

Suitable Fabrics

Light to medium weight jersey fabrics such as single jersey, double jersey or even a French terry jersey.

You will also need narrow 1/4 wide elastic and the correct needle for your fabric. A twin needle on your machine gives a great finish to the hems too.

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The Portia Trousers

From the “Sew Me Something” pattern range

Katherine Hepburn would have loved these trousers with their ever-so-slightly masculine style. They sit just below the natural waist and hang straight down from the hip. Worn long and sassy, they have angled jeans-style front pockets and back patch pockets to give them a more modern feel.

Suitable Fabrics

A wool suiting, linen or a light weight denim make up beautifully in this classic shaped trouser.

You will also need a 6″ zip and button for the fly opening and interfacing for the waistband.

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The Viola Skirt

From the “Sew Me Something” pattern range

Viola is a gently flared A line shape with a separate curved waistband that has a contrast piping through the seam. The skirt lining extends below the main skirt and has a faced hem.

Buttons on both the outer side and the lining side of the button placket make the whole skirt reversible.

Suitable Fabrics

Light to medium weight fabrics such as printed craft cotton, linen, poplin, denim, lightweight wool suiting.

The contrast binding can be made from ready-made bias binding.

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A Fishy Pair Sewing Kit

This sewing kit contains everything you need to create your own Fishy Pair! In shades of lilac, grey and green superior wood blend felt, and cotton fabrics, also bright funky buttons and ric rac braid. They each have a hanging loop if you wish to hang them.

This kit makes two fishes. Easy-to-follow instructions with diagrams are printed on the packaging – just add scissors!

Contains: Felt, cotton, stuffing, thread, needle, pins, buttons, ric-rac braid and instructions.

Suitability: Age 8+ Skill level: ‘Easy-ish!’

This craft kit does not have pre-punched holes, and contains “proper grown up” needle and pins!

This sewing kit contains objects with sharp points. To be used under the direct supervision of an adult. Small parts may be hazardous. Not suitable for children under 8 years.

Approx Kit size: Grey fish – Height 12cm x Length 22cm – Green Fish – Height 15cm x Length 22cm

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Sandy Seahorse Sewing Kit

This sewing kit contains everything you need to create your own Sandy Seahorse! Sandy is made in pink superior wool blend felt, and is embellished with green felt seaweed, shells, beads and pearls.

Easy-to-follow instructions with diagrams are printed on the packaging – just add scissors!

Contains: Felt, stuffing, thread, needle, pins, buttons, beads, 3 shells, pearls, traditional string and instructions.

Suitability: Age 8+ Skill level: ‘Easy-ish!’

This kit does not have pre-punched holes, and contains “proper grown up” needle and pins!

This sewing kit contains objects with sharp points. To be used under the direct supervision of an adult. Small parts may be hazardous. Not suitable for children under 8 years.

Approx Kit size: Height 22 x Width 14cm

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