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Nina Lee-Bloomsbury

£14.00

BLOOMSBURY – NINA LEE

A high-necked, Edwardian-inspired blouse for the romantic in all of us. Choose to make the narrow ruffles and appear dainty and demure, or opt for an unequivocally flamboyant and fun look with the bold wide ruffles. Ruffles have been dominating the catwalk in recent seasons but Bloomsbury translates a trend that can sometimes be a little OTT into a garment easy to wear and style. Well suited to lightweight cottons, if you’re feeling adventurous Bloomsbury could also be made in a drapey fabric or even velvet and lace for a touch of high Victoriana.

The blouse features a high collar, a yoked bodice with two ruffle options, button-back fastening, bracelet-length sleeves and the option to add ruffles to the collar and/or sleeves. Whilst care is required when sewing the yoke and collar curves, this pattern should be suitable for an ambitious beginner who isn’t afraid of taking their sewing to the next stage.

Skill level: intermediate

SUITABLE FABRICS

Lightweight wovens e.g. cotton lawn. This pattern will also work in velvet, dupion silk, or with contrasting lace for the yoke sections.

Sold By: : The Sewcial Studio

Nina Lee-Camden Pinafore Dress and Skirt

£14.00

CAMDEN PINAFORE AND SKIRT

Fun, versatile and fully-lined, Camden is a joy to sew and wear! Choose between the full pinafore or the skirt option (with two lengths); both are lined and feature stylish patch pockets! The pinafore has a deep V-neckline and princess seams that pleasingly flow into the lines of the skirt. The close-fitting bodice and waistband make the Camden pinafore perfect for layering over finer tops, or wearing on its own in the summer! The simple skirt on the other hand is there for you all year round, ready to be paired with chunky knits and woolly tights through to camis and espadrilles!

Skill level: confident beginner

Suitable fabric:

Camden is suitable for medium-weight fabrics with body, e.g. denim, lightweight wool, corduroy, velvet

Plus: lining fabric

Sold By: : The Sewcial Studio

Nina Lee-Carnaby

£14.50

CARNABY DRESS – NINA LEE

A simple shift dress with just enough features to keep things interesting, Carnaby is the perfect palette for playing with pattern and colour. With separate skirt and bodice pieces, you can easily create a striking colour block effect or keep it subtle with just a pop of contrast in the pockets. This is a super wearable dress inspired by the a-line shifts of the 1960s, brought up-to-date with contemporary touches.

Carnaby comes in two variations: with or without short sleeves (View A is sleeveless; View B has sleeves). The dress is finished with neck facings and closes with an exposed zip at the centre-back, complete with simple zip guard. The instructions are comprehensive, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve never tackled an exposed zip before – you’ll enjoy it!

Skill level: confident beginner

SUITABLE FABRICS

Medium-weight woven fabrics such as lightweight denim, corduroy, lightweight wool, cotton sateen.

Sold By: : The Sewcial Studio

Nina Lee-Kew Dress

£14.00

KEW DRESS- NINA LEE

Kew is a dreamy blend of vintage and contemporary elements inspired by the balmy ups and rainy downs of British summertime. Think picnics and garden parties, strawberries and cream, sometime sunshine and being beside the seaside…

Version 1 has a touch of 1940s’ tea dress, with ruched sleeves for those cooler days. Version 2 is hot-weather ready, with a strappy bodice and the option of on-trend cold-shoulder sleeves. Version 3 is a skirt adaptation, perfect for dressing up or down all year-round.

The skirt for all three versions features an elegantly flattering high-low hem which dips at the back. All three options close with a front button fastening, and are finished on the inside with facings.

Skill level: confident beginner

Suitable fabric:

Version 1: best suited to light to medium-weight fabrics with some drape, e.g. rayon, viscose, crepe, linen blends

Sold By: : The Sewcial Studio

Nina Lee-Piccadilly Pyjamas

£14.00

PICCADILLY PYJAMAS – NINA LEE

The Piccadilly Pyjamas are a chic sleepwear set with oriental accents – a soft and open Mandarin collar and gently curving hems. Version 1 consists of shorts and a cap-sleeved shirt; Version 2 of cropped trousers and a shirt with three-quarter length sleeves. The pyjama bottoms have a flat-front waistband with an elasticated back, finishing with a ribbon tie. Comfortable yet elegant, these pyjamas are perfect loungewear for those who like their comfies cool!

Skill level: advanced beginner (techniques include bias binding, attaching a collar, inserting sleeves and making buttonholes).

SUITABLE FABRICS

Piccadilly is best suited to soft, lightweight fabrics that will feel good against your skin: e.g. cotton lawn, rayon, silk satin.

Sold By: : The Sewcial Studio

Nina Lee-Portobello Trousers

£14.00

PORTOBELLO- NINA LEE

Simple, elegant and oh-so-flattering, the high-waisted Portobello trousers are a cinch to make and work in a variety of fabrics for year-round comfort. Make them in a lightweight wool and you’re work-ready in the winter; linens and rayons will keep you cool and effortlessly chic in the summer. The wide-legged silhouette is bang on trend and can be made to evoke the glamour of the ‘40s starlet or the relaxed vibe of a ‘70s bohemian. Pair with fine jumpers, soft blouses or cropped tops.

The trousers are constructed with front pleats and back darts, and a centre-back concealed zip (avoiding any tricky fly construction!), along with the all-important in-seam pockets. This pattern is suitable for confident beginners and upwards; you’ll need to be able to insert a concealed zip but otherwise everything is pleasingly simple.

Skill level: confident beginner

Suitable fabric:

light- to medium-weight wovens, ideally with some drape, e.g. crepe, linen, chambray, rayon, lightweight wool, cotton lawn, velvet.

Sold By: : The Sewcial Studio

Nina Lee-Richmond Blazer

£14.00

RICHMOND BLAZER

There’s nothing like a blazer to add the finishing touch to just about every outfit – throw it casually over a pair of jeans and tee to manifest the epitome of easy chic or dress it up with matching trousers to make yourself a swoonworthy DIY suit! Richmond has it all – classic blazer styling is coupled with a relaxed, long-line silhouette to bring it bang up-to-date and make it incredibly easy to wear. Never made a jacket before? No problem, detailed, fully illustrated instructions will walk you through every step and you’ll be a jacket-making whiz in no time at all!

Richmond features:

– traditional notched lapels
– a full lining – pair a plain outer fabric with a bold patterned interior!
– two-piece sleeves
– double welt pockets with flaps!

Skill level: intermediate

Suitable fabric:

Richmond is suitable for medium-weight fabrics such as lightweight wools, corduroy, velvet, crepe and linen.

Sold By: : The Sewcial Studio

Nina Lee-SouthBank Sweater

£14.00

SOUTHBANK SWEATER DRESS

The Southbank Sweater and Sweater Dress is a cosy yet stylish knit pattern designed to become a winter wardrobe workhorse. With a slightly oversized fit, funnel neck and drop-shoulders, Southbank is on-trend, comfortable and flattering. Oh, and unbelievably quick and easy to sew!

Version 1 is a sweater dress with a sweatshirt-inspired hem band and side-seam pockets, easy to dress up or down. Version 2 is a hip-length top suitable for wearing over trousers or pencil skirts when made in a ponte or similar, or ideal for tucking into high-waisted garments if made in a lighter-weight fabric. Version 3 is a cropped sweater designed to finish at the natural waist. All three variations feature slouchy, slightly over-long sleeves with cuffs.

The pattern comes with detailed illustrated instructions and a page of tips for sewing with knits for beginners.

Skill level: beginner

Suitable fabric:

All three options work well in medium-weight knits with up to 20% stretch, such as ponte roma, boiled wool, sweatshirt fabric. Version 2 also works beautifully in lighter-weight jerseys which give a softer, drapier look.

Sold By: : The Sewcial Studio

Nina Lee-The Mayfair Dress

£14.00

MAYFAIR DRESS – NINA LEE

The Mayfair Dress is a jersey dream designed to carry you from office to cocktails, from beach to bar, or from sofa to fridge and back again(!) – it’s comfortable, elegant, supremely flattering and wonderfully versatile. With three sleeve lengths and a knee-length or maxi skirt option, this pattern has got all situations covered. Its relaxed fit and gently flowing lines create a winning combination of easy-to-wear and effortlessly stylish. Pair the maxi with sandals and a broad-brimmed hat in the summer; pair the knee-length with long sleeves and tights and boots to see you through the winter. Mayfair is for all occasions, all year!

The dress features an all-in-one grown-on collar and facing, set-in sleeves and a gathered waist at the centre-front, with an attached waist tie for tying at the back or front of the dress.

Skill level: confident beginner/intermediate. No experience sewing with knits necessary – the pattern includes a section on ‘Tips for Sewing with Knits’.

SUITABLE FABRICS

Knit fabrics with 25% crosswise stretch and with some drape, e.g. viscose jersey, stretch velvet or soft cotton jerseys

Sold By: : The Sewcial Studio