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Unless otherwise stated, all patterns are drafted in sizes 6-22




545 Semi-Fitted Shirt with Frills

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This pattern is perfect for day or evening wear. Wear it with a tailored suit or beneath a smart cardigan. Wondeful with an evening trouser suit or just a velvet skirt.

I have also worn this shirt with with jeans.



206 Swimming Costume Classic

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This pattern includes seam allowance. Make it in two way stretch lycra. There is such a variety of swimming costume fabric in the shops to choose from.

PDF Instructions giving Fabric Requirements, Sewing Techniques and Construction Method - Video coming soon!

Drawing of Sewing Pattern, Classic Swimming Costume, PDF Sewing Pattern Download 206




532 The Sleeveless Top

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This is probably about the simplest form of garment you can imagine for your wardrobe. However it is the most useful and you will never tire of making it.

Photo of Sewing Pattern, the Sleeveless Top, PDF Sewing Pattern Download 532



948 Authentic Jeans

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Technical drawing of Jeans Sewing Pattern, PDF Pattern 948


The Jeans Sewing Pattern is easier to sew than you think. It is probably takes less time to sew a pair than it does to watch my video! I go into very great detail.

Photo of Jeans Sewing Pattern, PDF Pattern 948



692 The Classic Roll Collar Coat

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Technical drawing of Roll Collar Coat See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDF See the Sewing Pattern Details 615

One of the very best coat designs. Wear with just about everything. Making this up is a great way to learn the principle of sewing a roll collar.

Photo of Roll Collar Coat See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDF See the Sewing Pattern Details 615



540 Classic Shirt

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Technical Drawing of Classic Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 540

The man's cut shirt. I have made this dozens of times and never tire of the shape.

Photo of Classic Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 540


1501 Classic T

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Technical Drawing of Classic Jersey T-Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 1501

A classic T-shirt shape.

Photo of Classic Jersey T-Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 1501


483 Pencil Skirt


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Technical drawing  of Pencil Skirt Sewing Pattern, PDF Sewing Pattern 483

A classic Pencil Skirt Sewing Pattern is a must sew for anyone wanting a versatile, wearable wardrobe that is equipped for every occasion.

Photo of Pencil Skirt Sewing Pattern, PDF Sewing Pattern 483


501 Classic Vest

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Technical Drawing of Classic Jersey Vest See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 501

Vest for every day

   


763 Classic Shift

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Technical drawing of Dress See the Sewing Pattern Details, a Classic Shift Pattern. PDF See the Sewing Pattern Details 763

Just a shift. Shown here in navy linen with white saddle stitching.

Photo of Dress See the Sewing Pattern Details, a Classic Shift Pattern. PDF See the Sewing Pattern Details 763


512 The Raglan Sleeve Knit - Easy Fit

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Technical Drawing of Jersey Sweatshirt Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 512

The very useful Raglan Sleeve Sweatshirt Sewing Pattern. You can't have too many in your wardrobe. Of course it goes really well with the jeans.

Photo of Sweatshirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 512


781 Jersey Flare Dress

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Technical Drawing of Jersey Flare Dress See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 781

A great shape for an elegant jersey dress. For day or evening. Plenty of movement

Photo of Jersey Flare See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 781


931 Front Pleated Trousers

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Technical Drawing of Front Pleated Trouser See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 931

Trousers for smarter occasions perhaps. Front pleats and slant pockets. An invisible zip in the back gives you a faultless silhouette. A silk shirt bloused will take you to any occasion.

Photo of Front Pleated Trousers See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 931


500 Fitted T-Shirt


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Technical Drawing of Fitted Jersey T- Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 500


A classic jersey T-shirt shape. So many uses. Wear with jeans, the pencil skirt, under the shift and the pinafore dress, under the waistcoat and tucked into the front pleated trousers.

Photo of Fitted T-Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 500


Just a simple t-shirt shape. Shown here cut with more of a boat-neck. Bound at the neckline to match the contrast dot patterned sleeves.

Photo of Slim T-Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 1502



722 Jersey Dress

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Technical Drawing of Classic Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 540

Jersey shift with a stand collar. Very cool, sporty but elegant.

Photo of Jersey Dress See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 722


785 Jersey Ra Ra

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Technical Drawing of Jersey Ra Ra See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 785

This is a very popular download. The Ra Ra shape is never out of fashion it appears. It is great for summer on the beach, cute for your exercise class and generally easy dressing for everyday

Photo of Jersey Ra Ra See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 785


615 Soft Style Jacket

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Technical Drawing of Soft Tailored Jacket See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDF See the Sewing Pattern Details 615


This soft tailored jacket is the easiest of jackets to sew. Collarless and with easy in-seam pockets. A little bit of saddle stitching gives it a certain sophistication.

Photo of Soft Tailored Jacket See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDF See the Sewing Pattern Details 615


673 Yoked Coat

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Technical Drawing of Yoked Coat See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 673


Another coat. This one is quite different though. Roomy but elegant, this smock type coat will suit any figure type. No fitting required! Wear it belted or flowing.

Photo of Yoked Coat See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 673



502 Radical Vest

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Technical Drawing of Classic Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 540

Vest for the sporty.

Photo of Radical Vest Jersey See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 502


729 Jersey Polo Neck Dress


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Technical Drawing of Jersey Polo Neck Dress See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 729

Very easy polo neck dress with a high neck. Nicely shaped for easy dressing. This pattern comes in just small/medium/large.

Photo of Jersey Polo Neck See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 729


936 Jersey Leggings

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Technical Drawing of Jersey Leggings See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 936


Leggings for everyday dressing have been around for a few years now. These are so easy to make. Great too of course for your exercise classes.

Photo of Classic Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 540


783 Sun Dress

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Technical Drawing of Sundress See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 783


Another very popular pattern. Quite a nostalgic shape reminding me of long summers and school holidays!

Photo of Sundress See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 783


953 Jersey Body

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Technical Drawing of Jersey Body See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 953

Of course, a really practical and comfortable solution for exercise. So much nicer than those standard black leggings and tops people seem to wear at the gym. This pattern is very popular for wearing to ballet class. Also great under a cotton shift.

Photo of Jersey Body See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 953


721 Pinafore Dress

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Technical Drawing of Classic Shirt See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 540

Making up the pinafore dress is a sewing lesson in just about everything apart from sewing sleeves. Learn about darts, zips, patch pockets, embroidery, topstitching. See my very first tutorial Make a Dress and then again, watch the Add a Lining version.

Photo of Pinafore Dress See the Sewing Pattern Details, A Free PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 721


836 Waistcoat

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Technical Drawing of Waistcoat See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 836


A smart little waistcoat to wear with anything.

Photo of Waistcoat See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 836


547 Jersey Boxy Vest

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Technical Drawing of Jersey Boxy Vest See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 547

A very boxy, very loose fitting jersey top. You can wear this over other tops.

Photo of Jersey Boxy Vest See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 547


921 Slim Cut Trousers

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Technical Drawing of Slim Cut Trouser See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 921

Just plain cut trousers. No waistband or fly zip to worry about. Use petersham tape at the waist and an easy invisible zip at the side or back seam. Add pockets if you like.

Photo of Slim Cut Trousers See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 936



727 Skirt & Collar for Jersey Combo

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Technical Drawing of Skirt & Collar for Jersey Combo See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 727


A pattern combination to get you started on combining patterns and shapes to be your own designer. Here I have combined a gathered skirt, bold breast pocket and high stand collar with the jersey shift shape, pattern 722.

Try it with lurex jersey and lace skirt for evenings.

Photo of Skirt & Collar for Jersey Combo See the Sewing Pattern Details, PDf See the Sewing Pattern Details 727


101 Block/Slopers for Minimum Ease


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Technical Drawing of See the Sewing Pattern Details Blocks or Slopers, PDF See the Sewing Pattern Details 101

 

 

I have had many request for tutorials on pattern drafting so to get this started, here is a range of basic blocks (often called slopers)

An example of a basic block. Minimum ease. Use this to create endless variations


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