Developing a custom pattern. Part two: the lining.


I’m sure you’ve been hanging out to see how I develop a lining pattern for the modified Simplicity dress, right? :) Well, here it is. Last time I showed you a personal block modifications to develop a pattern design similar to Simplicity 2550. Today I’ll show you how I developed a lining pattern for this […]

Dress #1303


A comfortable and elegant long sleeve ponte dress is a must have in every wardrobe.
A perfect cooler weather piece, it will make you stand out at work or at a party.

This pattern comes with detailed illustrated sewing instructions.

Pattern pieces do not overlap, so tracing will not be necessary.


  • This is a multi-sized pattern in sizes 8 to 18. You get all sizes at once.
  • Printed pattern comes with printed sewing instructions.
  • The PDF (instant download) version of this pattern is available in the following formats:
    A4 or US Letter paper size (40 pages)

    A0 paper size (2 pages)
    36″ plotter size (190 cm or 2 yd)
    Sewing instructions are also included (21 pages).

 

Introducing Knot dress


This pattern made me work for it, but I know it’s worth it and I hope you’ll agree. By now I’ve made this dress 5 or 6 times, tweaking and adjusting, making sure it is just as perfect as the image in my head. But now it is finally done and I proudly introduce to […]

Stretch fabrics and fit


Recently, I received an email from Carole. Carole just got herself a brand new Wiggle skirt pattern and she had a question: “Does this pattern really need a fabric with 50% stretch? Would it work with a fabric that has 20% stretch? Would I have to use a larger size to compensate for the difference […]

Jackie coat / #1501


Add some excitement to your winter wardrobe with this stylish and cozy coat.

Jackie coat looks great with many styles of trousers and skirts and is also very easy to
“dress up” for a special occasion by adding an accessory, such as elbow length gloves.

This pattern comes with detailed illustrated sewing instructions.

Pattern pieces do not overlap, so tracing will not be necessary.


  • This is a multi-sized pattern in sizes 6 to 16. You get all sizes at once.
  • Printed pattern comes with printed sewing instructions.
  • The PDF (instant download) version of this pattern is available in the following formats:
    A4 or US Letter paper size (60 pages)

    A0 paper size (3 pages)
    36″ plotter size (287 cm or 3.13 yd)
    Sewing instructions are also included (33 pages).

 

Rachel blouse / #1103


An all time favourite – the bow tie blouse is never out of fashion.

Prim and proper look, gorgeous fabric, a touch of accessories, great shoes – and you are dressed to impress.

Designed for light blouse fabrics, this pattern offers two options.

View A is a classic semi fitted wide bow tie blouse with soft neckline pleats, curved hem and long sleeves gathered at the cuffs. This blouse is an elegant and special piece of clothing that can transform even the most boring pair of jeans.

View B blouse has a narrow tie and short gathered sleeves. This blouse is fresh, sweet and simple, it will compliment any skirt or a pair of pants in your wardrobe.

This pattern comes with detailed illustrated sewing instructions.
Pattern pieces do not overlap, so tracing will not be necessary.


  • This is a multi-sized pattern in sizes 6 to 16. You get all sizes at once.
  • Printed pattern comes with printed sewing instructions.
  • The PDF version of this pattern requires 25 sheets of A4 or US Letter paper. A 36″ (91 cm) wide format printer option is also available.
    PDF sewing instructions require 24 sheets of paper.

 

The instant dress


It’s often not important to know what you want, but it is crucial to know what you DON’T want. That’s what I think. When I came up with an idea to sew myself a summer dress I didn’t know what it was going to be like, but I was damn sure it was not going […]