The Avid Seamstress – The Blouse

The Blouse Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

Every woman’s wardrobe needs that go-to top that is stylish and easy to wear. Our sewing pattern, The Blouse, is such a versatile make you’ll be wearing this all year round. Made using lightweight fabrics, The Blouse offers an alternative option to the traditional shirt.

With an elegant stand collar and three-quarter length sleeves, The Blouse is loosely fitted providing practical ease and comfort for your day-to-day activities while being chic enough to wear in the evening or at the weekend.

The Blouse is made without darts and includes a button placket, collar and elasticated cuffs making it ideal for confident beginners looking to sew their first blouse.

Level: Beginner–Intermediate

Pattern Sizes UK 6–UK 22

Suggested Fabrics
Perfect in cottons and other lightweight fabrics that are soft. Consider making The Blouse in silk or viscose for added luxury.
Always allow extra fabric to match one way designs.

Supplies Needed
Fabric, thread, x8 9mm wide buttons, 1 metre elastic (5mm wide), 0.50cm light weight/soft iron on interfacing, buttonhole presser foot.
Fabric needed – all sizes
112cm wide – 2.2m
145cm wide – 2m

What’s included

  • Pattern printed on high-quality pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Guide to 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
  • All of this encased in a big beautiful re-closable envelope
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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 Day Dress

The Day Dress Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

With a fitted bodice, gathered skirt and inner pockets, The Day Dress will be one of the prettiest dresses in your wardrobe. With three ways of making the front bodice, your options are endless. All views have an invisible zip at the back. Have fun making this pattern out of a variety of fabrics.

View A has a seam at the centre front.
View B has buttons/button holes at the centre front.
View C has no seam at the centre front.

Level: Intermediate

Pattern Sizes UK 6–UK 22

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
View A & C – fabric, thread, 56cm/22″ invisible zipper, 1m elastic (6mm wide).
View B – fabric, thread, 56cm/22″ invisible zipper, 1m elastic (6mm wide), x6 1.5cm buttons, buttonhole presser foot, 0.50m iron on interfacing.

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 Sun Dress

The Sun Dress Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

Meet our beautiful sewing pattern, The Sun Dress. Perfect for all year round, it’s a great look for warmer months when you need a dress that’s smart enough for the office yet stylish enough for weekend brunch. Team it with some luxury fabric and you’ll also have your go-to formal dress for a range of occasions from wedding guest to evening events.

The Sun Dress features a fitted bodice with square neckline, wide modern straps and a button-down front. A pleated skirt with pockets offers a fun, flattering silhouette as well as comfort and practicality for your day-to-day activities. The wide skirt hem finishes the look. The dress is fastened by a concealed zipper at the back.

Level: Intermediate

Pattern Sizes UK 6–UK 22

Suggested Fabrics
The Sun Dress is suitable for light to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton, chambray and linen. Consider making The Sun Dress in a light-weight striped linen for a classic take on the French Riviera style.
Always allow extra fabric to match one way designs.

Supplies Needed
Fabric, thread, 41cm/16″ invisible zipper, four 2cm buttons, 25cm/20″ iron on interfacing, buttonhole presser 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 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 City Trousers

The City Trousers Sewing Pattern by The Avid Seamstress

The perfect fit trousers – at last!

A slim shaped trouser – between skinny/cigarette shape – with easy to insert side pockets and an optional side slit at the hem.
A narrow waistband with an invisible zip at the back makes the front of these trousers very flattering.

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.
You could use a slight stretch fabric on these trousers.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Supplies Needed
View A – Fabric, thread, hand needle, 10cm narrow satin ribbon, button (1–2cm)
View B – Fabric, thread, 20cm/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 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
£16.50 Add to basket