140cm wide. 100% Polyester Crepe. Medium weight drapey fabric. This remnant measures 80cm (length) x 140cm (width)
Inspired by the iconic wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn, the Cigarette Pants are a chic, sleek pair of trousers. Perfect for the office, they are smart and sophisticated, looking great paired with your collection of handmade blouses or breton tops.
The Cigarette Pants feature a zip fly, with a flat front, slanted pockets at the front and optional welt pockets at the back. Sitting on the high hip, they have a curved waistband and are fitted at the back with darts. The leg is gently tapered, finishing at the ankle for that classic Audrey look.
It’s a great pattern for those who have nailed their first pair of trousers and want to step their skills up a notch.
The Nina Trousers are a beautifully classic pair of wide legged trousers. With their high, fitted waist they have a slight vintage feel, but made in a bold, swishy fabric they are equally on-trend and contemporary. Whether you’re working hard at the office, or relaxing on a summery city break, the Nina Trousers are versatile, fun to style and a true wardrobe workhorse.
Designed to sit on the natural waist, the Nina Trousers feature a straight waistband with a zip fly opening. The waist is shaped with pleats at the front, and double darts at the back. They have in-seam pockets, optional welt pockets at the back, and belt loops along the waistband. The legs fall from the hip for a lovely wide, floaty feel.
It’s a great pattern for those who have sewn their first pair of trousers and want to step their skills up a notch.
Versatile, fun and fabulous, the Grace Dress will take you from season to season in style. Depending on your fabric choice she’s both your best Christmas party outfit and the perfect summer dress – a wardrobe workhorse you’ll want to make again and again.
The Grace Dress sewing pattern has a semi-fitted, darted bodice with a wide, scooped neckline and optional cap sleeves. The skirt is gathered and features in-seam pockets and an invisible zip in the centre back. Adding the optional waist tie will give you a more fitted silhouette – but still leaves you with the option to loosen it if it’s a hot day, or should you have a big dinner on the cards!
The Ultimate Culottes are a simple pair of flattering, oh-so-easy-to-sew wide-legged cropped trousers. Whether you pair them with flats to channel Audrey, or dress them up with heels for a night out, the Ultimate Culottes are super stylish and endlessly wearable. They even look good over tights for nippy winter weather!
The Ultimate Culottes are designed to sit on the natural waist, and come with two finishing options. Version 1 has a waistband with lovely wide belt loops, whilst Version 2 is finished invisibly with a neat facing. Both options feature single darts at the front and double darts at the back for shaping, with an invisible zip in the side seam.
Fitted only at the waist, the Ultimate Culottes are a great pattern for those new to trouser-sewing. They make a lovely quick afternoon project, and with such a customisable design, once you’ve made one pair there’s so much scope to have fun with the pattern. They are easily shortened into shorts, or lengthened into palazzo pants to suit your style.
Based on the wardrobe of Mad Men’s iconic Joan Holloway, the Joan Dress should be a staple in the wardrobe of any vintage lover.
A fitted bodice and skirt gives the dress a sassy, feminine feel that the real Joan herself would adore. The bodice is fitted with darts at the waist and back shoulder, and features a gently scooped neckline. Stylish ¾ length sleeves and a 60s inspired tie collar give the dress a super elegant feel. Designed to hit below the knee, the skirt is semi-fitted with darts and sports a kick pleat at the back hem. The whole dress is fully lined, giving you a gorgeously professional-feeling finish.
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The Peggy Trousers are a classic pair of high-waisted trousers with a flattering paper bag waist. Easy to dress up or down, they are destined to become your new go-to trousers for both work and weekend. Lisa and Salma both love their Peggys with a casual Lucy T-Shirt, but they can also be smartened up with an Anderson, Freia or Pussy Bow Blouse!
With a zip fly at the front, they are elasticated around the side and back waist for comfort, easy fitting, and to create the paper bag effect. The front features dramatic pleats, though otherwise they sit flat across the tummy. Comfy to wear, the fit is loose through the hips and leg. They feature patch pockets on the back and belt loops at the waist. The legs taper slightly, finishing just above the ankle and there’s the option to finish the leg with a cuff or a regular hem.
Welcome to our very first eBook, My Capsule Wardrobe: City Break! A collection of five gorgeous patterns, sew a capsule wardrobe perfect for any city break trip. A versatile denim skirt, essential jersey top, stylish shirt dress, must-have skinny jeans and a beautiful waterfall-front coat, this book contains five patterns that will take you from day to night, in any city. Whether you’re off to Rome, NYC, Madrid or Paris (especially Paris!), your holiday wardrobe is sorted. And these pieces are so interchangeable; your hand luggage is bound to approve! Let’s meet the patterns…
Based on the iconic Alexa Chung-style denim skirt, the Erin Skirt is a versatile, stylish staple. It’s high-waisted with a classic button-down front, and comes with two options for length. Go short and cute for a more casual look, or timeless and elegant with the knee-length option.
Molly Top & Dress
A staple in any wardrobe, a basic jersey top is always a must-have on any city break. Style it up with a breton stripe, or colour block for a more funky look. The perfect pattern to try sewing jersey for the first time, Molly will be a hit with anyone who likes a quick, satisfying sew. What’s more, make it in a heavier ponte di roma jersey and Molly makes a perfect casual dress.