On Boxing Day we released our range of patterns. We’ve tried to put together a range of classic styles which can be used over and over again. The idea we wanted to promote was ‘beautiful basics’ – a collection of staple pieces which will continue to stay fashionable season to season. Through doing this, we’re trying to get out of the fast fashion loop and build up a series of core pieces for your wardrobe. These can be reinvented with different fabrics and are all great silhouettes for you to customise. They’re all sized for UK 6-16 and as well as selling PDF patterns, we’re running classes to show you how these are made.
First thing to look at are what styles you like, however if you're unsure of your skills we have patterns for different levels. Even if you've never made a garment before, we have something you can make.
For those who are new to sewing the Hanna skirt and Peggy top make perfect first makes. You'll learn how to sew darts and simple fastenings. They have a very basic construction but create beautiful garments!
Hanna is our go to for beginners, her classic a line style makes her easy to wear and she'll quickly become one of your wardrobe staples. She's best made in a stiffer, heavier fabric which holds it's shape - the one in the image above was made from vintage upholstery material which gives you a beautiful unique look.
Peggy is completely unique, her crossover back gives a slightly open look and a more elegant feel. Dress her up with a leather skirt or down with jeans. She's best made in a fabric with good drape to accentuate the crossover back.
For improvers, we have more patterns such as Lucy and Emily. They're both slightly longer makes with more processes but remain simple and are the ideal way to develop your skills.
Emily is a favourite of ours because she has a detachable pinafore top giving you two looks in one. Her simple but stylish shape give her an effortlessly fashionable feel. She was named after the wonderful Emily Saunders of Ginger + Space who kindly shot the pattern collection for us. Her expert photography knowledge is also available for you in the Photography 101 workshop which we're running.
We also have our Lucy dress. With 8 different variations, she's our most versatile pattern yet. Make her with or without sleeves, at mini or midi length or with an open or closed back. The double pleat detail on her waist is a simple yet refined feature and make her stand out with a subtle sophistication.