Patterns

Meet the Tavi Top

We haven’t released a pattern since July so to say we’re excited about this one would be a huuuuge understatement. Meet our newest pattern – the Tavi Top! This sleeveless, semi-fitted shell top has bust darts and a button up back….

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The Pietra Pants by Closet Case Patterns

Five or more years ago I bought a pair of tapered khaki pants that became one of my best wardrobe buddies. They had pockets. The waistband was elasticised in the back and they had a button-up fly front that I…

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The Persephone Pants

If patterns were a buzzword then the Persephone Pants are, right now, the hottest one out there. The pattern, produced by Colorado-based designer Anna Allen, is described as being “based on photographs of men’s 1920s-’40s US Navy sailor pants.” The…

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My Sundress for September: Vintage McCalls 6587

It seems fitting that on Melbourne’s first really, truly, warm spring day, I present you with my Sundress in September project. I had a couple of sundress options languishing in the pattern stash but this more recent purchase – vintage…

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Pant Love :: New Look 6459

Last year, my pant pattern crush was ALL about Butterick 6178 which I blogged here and here. For me, one clear benchmark of a Pattern Winner (aside from multiple makes, obvs) is whether or not I can recall the pattern number…

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NEW :: Our Sadie Slip Dress Pattern

Meet our latest pattern – the Sadie Slip Dress. Since we saw this trend popping up (and because we lived and loved it through the 90s), we’ve had this design on our patternmaking radar.  Though it can most definitely be…

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Ruby Tuesday (with mods)

After my Butterick 6178 love fest, I shifted my sewing plans to tops. More specifially, tops that I could wear with culottes. Being a slim fit, flat front and true-waisted pant, I figured a cropped style would work really well…

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Pattern Review – Merchant and Mills’ Top 64

After coveting them for a ridiculously long time, I purchased a couple of Merchant and Mills patterns. Beautifully presented and delivered in cardboard tubes, they’re supplied on card and in your nominated size. These patterns are really beautiful. Classic designs,…

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