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My favourite tops for spring

As we move towards spring, now is a great time to make some transitional garments that will work well for the changeable weather. I like to wear separates and garments that can be layered up when it is colder, but can also work way into summertime. This week I am focusing on my favourite top […]

By Hand London fabric inspiration

I’m so delighted that the By Hand London sewing patterns are finally available in printed format again. When they were originally released, they were like collector’s items and looked so pretty altogether on a shelf! And in excellent news, the size range has been extended so that there are two size bands B Cup – […]

Little Flora Pattern – By Hand London

Feminine and fun with a voluminous dipped hem circle skirt, a cute tank bodice and three supercute shoulder strap variations, Flora is the definitive party dress!

Multi-sized sewing pattern from 2T to 13 years (Height 18 months – 158cm)

Fabric suggestions

Lightweight woven fabrics with a bit of body are ideal, such as viscose rayon, floaty silks and wool crepe. However, stable fabrics will work beautifully too such as quilting cotton, lawn, batiste, shirting, voile, linen and broderie Anglaise.

ALL VARIATIONS
45″ / 1.15m
Sizes 2T-5 1.3yd / 1.2m
Sizes 6-12 2.0yd / 1.8m
60″ / 1.5m
Sizes 2T-5 1.1yd / 1m
Sizes 6-11 1.7yd / 1.5m
Sizes 12-13 1.9yd / 1.7m
ALL VARIATIONS – LINING
45″ / 1.15m
Sizes 2T-13 0.4yd / 0.3m
60″ / 1.5m
Sizes 2T-13 0.4yd / 0.3m

Little Anna Pattern – By Hand London

An effortless transseasonal dress featuring double pleats on the bodice, grown on sleeves and a panelled A-line skirt. Variations include both bateau and V-neck options that are super quick and simple to make.

Multi-sized sewing pattern from 2T to 13 years (Height 18 months – 158cm)

Fabric suggestions

Lightweight woven fabrics with a bit of body are ideal, such as viscose rayon, floaty silks and wool crepe. However, stable fabrics will work beautifully too such as quilting cotton, lawn, batiste, shirting, voile, linen and broderie Anglaise.

VARIATION 1 – BATEAU NECK
45″ / 1.15m
Sizes 2T-5 1yd / 0.9m
Sizes 6-9 1.2yd / 1.1m
Sizes 10-13 1.8yd / 1.6m
60″ / 1.5m
Sizes 2T-5 1yd / 0.9m
Sizes 6-9 1.2yd / 1.1m
Sizes 10-13 1.3yd / 1.2m
VARIATION 2 – V-NECK
45″ / 1.15m
Sizes 2T-5 1yd / 0.9m
Sizes 6-9 1.2yd / 1.1m
Sizes 10-13 1.8yd / 1.6m
60″ / 1.5m
Sizes 2T-5 1yd / 0.9m
Sizes 6-9 1.2yd / 1.1m
Sizes 10-13 1.3yd / 1.2m

Tamzin Dress Pattern – By Hand London

Tamzin is the quintessential folk dress that will have you twirling through summer year after year! Featuring an ornamental square neckline, princess seams, two different waist tie options, full 3/4 length sleeves and a gathered skirt – both with a satisfying tuck detail. Even better, the neckline is finished with an external facing, so you can have all the fun in the world experimenting with embroidery or beading to create a beautifully embellished neckline.

Multi-sized sewing pattern from B Cup UK 6-24 / US 2-20 and D Cup UK 16-34 / US 12-30.

Recommended fabrics

Tamzin will work beautifully in a multitude of light – medium weight woven fabrics. We love linen, viscose rayon / tencel, soft or floaty cottons, double gauze and drapey silks.

B CUP – ALL VARIATIONS
45″ / 1.15m
Sizes UK 6-12 4.2yd / 3.8m
Sizes UK 14-18 4.4yd / 4m
Sizes UK 20-22 5.1yd / 4.6m
60″ / 1.5m
Sizes UK 6-18 3.7yd / 3.4m
Sizes UK 20-24 4.4yd / 4m
B CUP – INTERFACING
45″ / 1.15m
Sizes UK 6-22 0.5yd / 0.4m
60″ / 1.5m
Sizes UK 6-24 0.5yd / 0.4m
D CUP – ALL VARIATIONS
60″ / 1.5m
Sizes UK 16-22 3.8yd / 3.5m
Sizes UK 24-28 4.4yd / 4m
Sizes UK 30-34 4.6yd / 4.2m
D CUP – INTERFACING
60″ / 1.5m
Sizes UK 16-34 0.5yd / 0.4m

Elodie dress by Closet Core Patterns

Elodie is a modern take on a classic wrap dress. Romantic and flowy with multiple skirt and sleeve options, it’s equally appropriate at a park picnic or a special wedding.

Elodie features a softly flowing bodice, with release pleats under the bust and a dolman style sleeve. Choose between a short sleeve or a longer, more formal option that ends at the elbow. The skirt is swishy and voluminous and comes in three lengths, above the knee, midi or maxi, with optional patch pockets.

SUGGESTED FABRIC

Elodie can be made in a wide variety of fabrics. Light to medium weight wovens like linen, cotton poplin, batiste, voile and chambray will have a more casual feel. Choose a drapey woven like silk, viscose, tencel or rayon challis for a more elegant or fluid effect.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Marking tool
  • Polyester thread
  • Point turner
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 0-20)

View A (Short sleeves & above knee skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 0-8 = 3.5yd / 3.25m, 10-14 = 4yd / 3.75m, 16-20 = 4.25yd / 3.9m
58″ / 1.5m= 0-14 = 2.75yd / 2.5m, 16-20 = 3yd / 2.75m

View A (Short sleeves & midi skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 0-14 = 4.25yd / 3.9m, 16-20 = 5yd / 4.6m
58″ / 1.5m= 0-8 = 3.25yd / 3m, 10-14 = 3.5yd / 3.2m, 16-20 = 4yd / 3.75m

View A (Short sleeves & maxi skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 0-14 = 5.5yd / 5m, 16-20 = 6.5yd / 6m
58″ / 1.5m= 0-8 = 4.75yd / 4.3m, 10-14 = 5yd / 4.6m, 16-20 = 5.5yd / 5m

View B (Long sleeves & above knee skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 0-8 = 3.75yd / 3.4m, 10-20 = 4yd / 3.75m
58″ / 1.5m= 0-8 = 2.75yd / 2.5m, 10-14 = 3yd / 2.75m, 16-20 = 3.5yd / 3.2m

View B (Long sleeves & midi skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 0-8 = 4.5yd / 4.1m, 10-14 = 5.25yd / 4.8m, 16-20 = 5.5yd / 5m
58″ / 1.5m= 0-8 = 3.5yd / 3.2m, 10-14 = 3.75yd / 3.4m, 16-20 = 4yd / 3.75m

View B (Long sleeves & maxi skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 0-8 = 6.25yd / 5.7m, 10-14 = 6.5yd / 6m, 16-20 = 6.75yd / 6.2m
58″ / 1.5m= 0-14 = 5.25yd / 4.8m, 16-20 = 5.5yd / 5m

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 14-30)

View A (Short sleeves & above knee skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 14-22 = 4.25yd / 3.9m, 24-30 = 4.75yd / 4.3m
58″ / 1.5m = 14-22 = 3.25yd / 3m, 24-30 = 3.5yd / 3.2m

View A (Short sleeves & midi skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 14-22 = 5yd / 4.6m, 24-30 = 5.75yd / 5.3m
58″ / 1.5m = 14-22 = 4yd / 3.7m, 24-30 = 4.5yd / 4.1m

View A (Short sleeves & maxi skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 14-22 = 6.25yd / 5.7m, 24-30 = n/a
58″ / 1.5m = 14-22 = 5yd / 4.6m, 24-30 = 5.75yd / 5.3m

View B (Long sleeves & above knee skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 14-22 = 4.5yd / 4.1m, 24-30 = 5.25yd / 4.8m
58″ / 1.5m = 14-22 = 3.5yd / 3.2m, 24-30 = 3.75yd / 3.4m

View B (Long sleeves & midi skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 14-22 = 5.75yd / 5.3m, 24-30 = 6.25yd / 5.7m
58″ / 1.5m = 14-22 = 4.5yd / 4.1m, 24-30 = 5yd / 4.6m

View B (Long sleeves & maxi skirt)
45″ / 1.15m = 14-22 = 6.5yd / 6m, 24-30 = n/a
58″ / 1.5m = 14-22 = 5.25yd / 4.8m, 24-30 = 6.25yd / 5.7m

Passiflore dress – Deer and Doe

Belted coat dress with a slightly relaxed fit. Version A is a short-sleeved maxi dress, version B is a knee-length dress with long buttoned sleeves, and version C is a shirt.

Fabric recommendations:

Rayon, tencel, cupro, linen-rayon and lightweight linen, silk and cotton crepe, silk satin, cotton lawn. Allow extra fabric to match stripes or plaids.

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

Sorrel dress pattern by Jennifer Lauren Handmade

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 separate 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.

 

Fiore skirt by Closet Core Patterns

Part of the Rome Collection, the Fiore Skirt is a chic, high-waisted A-line skirt with just the right amount of flare and volume. A beginner friendly pattern with multiple variations, this elevated basic has tons of outfit potential.

Available in above or below the knee lengths, the Fiore Skirt has three views. View A is a simple flared skirt with an invisible zipper at the back. View B is an asymmetrical wrap skirt with single hip pocket. View C buttons up the front with curved patch pockets

SUGGESTED FABRIC

All views can be made with crisp wovens such as linen, chambray, denim, twill, poplin, lightweight canvas, and structured cottons. Please note: Views A and B can also be made with drapier fabrics like rayon challis, tencel, or silk, but the patch pocket for View C should not be sewn with fluid fabrics.

 

Pietra pants and shorts by Closet Core Patterns

Part of the Rome Collection, the Pietra Pants & Shorts are the best of both worlds; a flat front, high-waisted silhouette with the comfort of an elastic waist in the back. Featuring lengthening panels in the front with slanted hip pockets and a hidden waist stay, you’ll never want to take them off.

Choose between four leg styles: a wide leg in floor-skimming or cropped length (View A), a slim and tapered leg (View B), or gently flared shorts (View C).

SUGGESTED FABRIC

This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more defined shape, use structured wovens such as linen, chambray, or lightweight denim or twill (heavyweight wovens may create too much volume at the elastic waist). For a swishy, glamorous look, use rayon challis, tencel, or silk