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Recommended level – Intermediate
Aster offers a fashionable twist on the classic button-up blouse.
Three different sleeves and two bodice options, you can mix and match features to create your ideal shirt.
Version 1 has short, cuffed sleeves for a casual look,
version 2 combines long sleeves and pleated bodice for a professional appearance.
The delicate flutter sleeves in version 3 provide a feminine, short-sleeved option.
High waisted straight skirt provides a very flattering shape with paneled styling: not too loose or too tight around the hips, with a very fitted waist. Buttons up the front, has side seam pockets, and includes a self tie belt, which can be swapped out for your own narrow belts. Skirt has a faced waist, button placket and full lining.
A sweet and easy wrap dress with no closures to sew. The dress wraps in back and has cap sleeves. The wide ties encircle the waist for a comfortable dress with a fitted look. Version 1 has a rounded neckline, while Version 2 has a shaped sweetheart neckline and waist ties in a contrasting fabric.
This simple and pretty a-line skirt with high waistband will be a new wardrobe staple. Quick to sew, flattering to wear, and complete with excellent step-by-step instructions, this beautiful skirt is suitable for any sewer from beginner to advanced.
Version 1 has a pointed center waist, version 2 has a shaped curved band. Version 3 has a straight waistband, with skirt cut on the bias. Choose a striped fabric with Version 3 for a beautiful chevron effect at the front and back!
LAUREL DRESS OR TOP
Looking for a stash-buster that will work with a wide range of fabrics and nearly any print? This chic and simple shift dress is easy to sew, astoundingly versatile, and comfortable to wear year-round.
Edges are finished with bias tape, cutting down fabric requirements while letting you play with color and print combinations. Try a contrasting binding, or binding made from your self fabric. Bound edges also give a clean look for sheer fabrics.
The fit is semi-loose with a fitted bust and back darts to keep the shape streamlined. The absence of front seams or waist darts makes Laurel an ideal choice for prints that normally may be difficult to work with, such as stripes, plaids, or large scale florals.
Version 1 includes yardage and instructions for underlining, so you may use sheer or lace fabrics. Version 2 includes menswear-style patch pockets. Version 3 features classic 1960s style gathered cuffs. Version 4 is an easy pullover blouse with no closures.
Princess seam dress with a curved skimming fit. The neckline and pockets are adorned with a flap detail that can be made in self fabric (version 1) or contrasting fabric (version 2). The skirt is slightly tapered for a slim fit, and includes a back kick pleat for ease of movement. The back closes with an invisible zipper.
Mabel is a quick, easy, and versatile skirt pattern. It is also your perfect introduction to sewing with knits! Because it uses heavy knit fabrics, you get all the benefits of sewing with stable wovens, along with the speed and comfort of sewing with knits. For the beginner, that translates into sure-fire results – you will successfully sew this skirt in one afternoon. And if you’re more experienced, you’ll take advantage of how fast this garment comes together and whip up several skirts in a day.
Because Mabel can be sewn up in three different styles, it’s a great wardrobe staple. Versions 1 and 2 are mid-thigh length skirts, ideal for warm spring and summer days or worn with a sweater and leggings in the winter. Version 2 is embellished with a faux placket and center buttons. Version 3 is an above-the-knee length pencil skirt with seam details and a kick pleat. All three versions are pull-on style with a mid-rise, contoured waistband.
Ideal for Beginners
Moneta is your new go-to dress pattern. Built for both elegance and comfort, this simple knit dress works in every season and for any occasion.
Made with knit fabric, this dress can be created in a matter of hours. With minimal pressing and just a few pattern pieces, you’ll be whipping up an army of these wardrobe workhorses. Moneta is easy to make, and easy to wear. This dress is versatile, layerable, and above all, comfortable. Because Moneta feels as good as it looks, you will get a lot of wear out of these dresses.
All three styles of Moneta dresses have a gently curved, wide neckline, a fitted bodice, and a shirred skirt with in-seam pockets. Version 1 is a sleeveless dress with a lined bodice and narrow round collar that laps at the center back. Version 2 has an unlined bodice and short sleeves, while version 3 has an unlined bodice and 3/4-length sleeves.
Ideal for Beginners
Myrtle has a beautifully draped cowl neckline, a comfortable and figure skimming elasticized waist, and a flowing gathered skirt with in-seam pockets.
The skirt of Version 1 falls just below the knee. Version 2 features adjustable button-on shoulder tabs and an above-the-knee hemline.
Phoebe is a modern A-line sheath dress with a customizable style. The lined bodice shaped by princess seams makes Phoebe incredibly easy to fit. Angled waist darts create a flattering shape that is echoed by the lightly flared skirt.
Version 1 features a double-breasted bodice, perfect for showing off your favorite buttons.
Or make Version 2, a clean classic dress, perfect for layering. Each version is complemented by a clean-finished, centered zipper. Phoebe is the tailored dress you will want to wear year-round
Show off your love for vintage-influenced style in a modern pencil skirt that boasts classic details. This wardrobe staple is professional, fun, and flattering. Selene’s body-hugging shape shows off your curves no matter what. Selene combines a contemporary silhouette with timeless details such as a lapped zipper, welt pockets, and a finished vent. Take on a new sewing challenge and tackle the welt pockets on Version 2, or enjoy the simplicity and ease of sewing Version 1.
Get cozy in the winter and layer Versions 2 and 3 with tights, a chunky, cropped sweater, and high-heeled ankle boots. Then keep it simple and sexy during the summer with a sleek, silk blouse and strappy sandal.
Wren is a feminine, wrap-style knit dress that is sure to flatter every figure.
Version 1 is a sleeveless dress that is perfectly suited for warmer months. The wrap bodice is embellished with a gathered neckband, and the fitted, 6-gore skirt finishes just at the knee. The smooth, streamlined look of this dress is perfect for layering, so it transitions beautifully into cooler months.
Version 2 offers the same wrap bodice, with the addition of short sleeves. The gathered neckband is gracefully echoed in the gathered A-line skirt. This dress has a charming silhouette that can be styled up or down.
Make Wren in a colorful cotton jersey for the perfect day dress, or stitch this pattern up in a black silk jersey for the ultimate little black dress.
This quick and easy skirt will have you sewing up a new wardrobe in all your favorite fabrics. It’s easy to sew, easy to fit, and works in such a wide range of fabrics that we know it will become your next handmade wardrobe staple.
With only 4 main pattern pieces (plus details like pockets and belt loops), you’ll spend less time cutting and more time making. And because the cut is full, Zinnia only requires fitting in one place — the waist. So there are no tricky curves to get just right.
And once you make it once, you will definitely want more. Try version 1 in a chambray for summer, make a tartan skirt for Fall with version 2, or get dressy using chiffon and version 3, which includes instructions for lining.
Zinnia has plenty of features that you can feel free to interchange. You can switch out the in-seam or patch pockets, or use the belt loops on any version