The 1940’s Tea Dress is a beautiful vintage-inspired dress that can be made for everyday or dressed up for an occasion.
The dress features a gathered bust detail, a panelled midriff and skirt, flattering elbow length sleeves and lovely contrast cuffs. We love to add three decorative buttons down the centre front for a lovely extra bit of interest.
A stunning, vintage-inspired woven wrap dress with a wearable contemporary feel, the 1940’s Wrap Dress is a gem from the Sew Over It archives. Stylish, sophisticated and elegant, you can wear this dressed up or down, perfect for both daytime and evening.
The 1940’s Wrap Dress features a wrap front bodice with a front collar and pretty shoulder pleats. The bodice gathers into the uniquely-shaped pointed waistband, and the dress closes with hidden buttons or press studs. The slightly A-line wrap skirt is flattering on all shapes, and the narrow sleeves mean you can pair this dress with your favourite jumper or cardi. Both the sleeves and skirt come with a choice of two different lengths.
With a fitted bodice and full circle skirt, Betty is super flattering for all figures, nipping you in at the waist and flaring out to create a beautiful silhouette. The dress fastens with an invisible zip down the centre back, has facings around the neckline and armholes and a machine finished hem.
The Chloe Coat is a beautifully classic coat with simple details and an exquisite finish. With lined patch pockets, a pretty rounded neck and optional detachable scarf, it’s easy to wear, versatile and looks great with any outfit.
The Chloe Coat fastens either with an open-ended zip, or press studs for a 60’s vibe. It’s tailored at the shoulders and fully lined for a beautiful finish on the inside and a perfectly structured coat on the outside. Designed to be semi-loose fitting yet flattering, the Chloe Coat is fitted to your shoulders, and shaped at the front with a long cut-away dart.
The Chloe Coat is a true year-round staple. Depending on your fabric choices you can wear this pattern all the way through from spring to winter. Choose from a myriad of medium weight wovens for your Chloe Coat; from wool to viscose linen, stable crepes and more, it’s easy to make this pattern your own. Go plain or choose a big print, Chloe is a blank canvas for you to play with as you like.
Inspired by the classic Chanel boucle tweed jacket, Coco is stylish, flattering, ever-wearable and guaranteed to never go out of style. Perfect for in-between seasons, the Coco Jacket will add that little bit of chic elegance to your look.
A simple cropped jacket, it features a pretty round neck, princess seams, two-piece sleeve, full lining and optional braiding. That quintessential shape, Coco is a wardrobe staple, guaranteed to go with any outfit. Pairing beautifully with a high-waist, we love her over the Betty Dress for a beautiful wedding guest outfit. Or channel your inner Jackie O and sew an Ultimate Pencil Skirt in the same fabric to make a sassy co-ord suit.
With clean style lines, Coco is the perfect blank canvas. Make a statement with a bold, bright fabric, or keep it classic with an exquisite plain cloth. Have fun with textures for a truly luxurious jacket the real Coco would be proud of.
Elsie is the ultimate party girl! Borne out of a desire for a graceful, grown-up party dress, Elsie is perfect for warm, balmy evenings in the sun, as well as those festive, wintery soirees.
With a gently curved V-neckline, flattering princess seams, dramatic pleats and a nod to our favourite fashions of the ’50s, the Elsie Dress is elegant, sophisticated and guaranteed to catch an eye.
Designed to have that immaculate finish inside as well as out, Elsie features a fully lined and faced bodice, neat invisible zip and delicate hand finishing. The pattern also comes with a quick-to-sew skirt version too.
Eve is a versatile wrap dress with endless potential. With two stunning variations creating completely different looks, there’s so much fun to be had with this pattern! Whether you go boho romantic for summer garden parties or sleek and elegant for everyday, the Eve Dress will keep you dressed up in style.
Floaty, feminine and romantic, variation 1 makes the ultimate summer wedding outfit. It dreamily harks back to the 70s with its dipped hem, on-trend statement sleeve and gently relaxed fit. This variation will have you dancing around the garden barefoot in no time.
Understated and sleek, variation 2 features a more contemporary silhouette, with narrow elbow-length sleeves and a level knee-length hem. Elegant and wearable year-round, it’s a great wardrobe staple; a sure-fire go-to for Friday evening post-work drinks.
Both dresses feature a pretty gathered yoke, wrap over front and a long tie closure.
The Meredith Dress is a versatile wrap dress, designed to be sewn in jersey. Simple yet elegant, Meredith features a wrap front with modest V neckline, as well as a neckband which helps avoid any dreaded gaping! The gathers at the shoulder yoke provide shaping and help to achieve a great fit around the bust, and the tie keeps the dress closed whilst cinching you in at the waist.
Meredith’s very slightly A-line skirt has two hem length options (below the knee and on the knee), and the sleeve can be cut full length or three quarters to suit your preference.
Sumptuously comfy yet elegant and stylish, Meredith is a great work staple. She looks classic in a polka dot or solid, but can equally rock a print. With her minimal seams, she’s the perfect canvas for a bright, bold larger-scale floral, geometric or abstract pattern!
The Pussy Bow Blouse is a beautiful, classic design that will always be in style. With two different style options you can choose between a v-neck version or a keyhole opening. The blouse features full-length sleeves with a cuff, a slightly dropped shoulder and a loose-fitting dartless bodice.
Stylish and versatile, it’s perfect for the office but can be dressed up for a night out. We promise it’ll be the perfect accompaniment to your favourite pencil skirt.
A flattering high-waisted pencil skirt with a kick pleat at the back, she looks fab with our Pussy Bow Blouse or our Silk Cami or any shirt or jumper neatly tucked in. Designed to rise above your natural waist, the Ultimate Pencil Skirt elongates your legs and makes you look ten feet tall!*
The Ultimate Pencil Skirt is a great wardrobe staple – you can squeeze the pattern onto any 1.3m length of 140cm wide fabric. It’ll be your favourite go-to skirt pattern.
The pattern has four darts and a concealed zip at the centre back. The top of the skirt is finished with an interfaced waist facing, whilst the bottom of the skirt has a kick pleat to make walking just that little bit easier.
Want to start dressmaking but don’t know where to begin? The Ultimate Shift Dress would make an ideal first project!
The pattern is designed with beginners in mind, and will guide you through the basics of dressmaking. Learn how to create bust darts and attach all-in-one facings like a pro. With no tricky zips or buttonholes to master, simply pop the dress on over your head and fasten with a hook and eye.
But don’t forget, with loads of options for customisation, including adding sleeves, sleeve frills and turning the dress into a top, there is plenty of scope for a more advanced dressmaker to play around and have fun!
With 1940s and 50s influences, the Vintage Shirt Dress is a classic that will take you from season to season in style. Effortlessly chic, its feminine cut is flattering for all body shapes and sizes. Just throw this dress on for an instantly put-together look and you’re all good to go!
The pattern has both a sleeved and sleeveless version as well as endless fabric options, meaning there is tonnes of scope to make this dress your own. Ever versatile, you can even go two-tone and make the bodice in one fabric and the skirt in another to give the impression of separates.
With modern body sizing and revised shaping, the Vintage Shirt Dress has been updated to give it a contemporary feel, while the sweet notched collar gives it a vintage edge. A fantastic techniques-filled pattern, practise creating pleats, sewing a collar, adding facings and stitching buttonholes while you create your dress.
The Zoe Dress is a semi-fitted shift with beautiful, unusual design lines. It features princess seams at the front and back, which gently sculpt the dress to your body, and a french dart to fit the dress at the bust.
With no waist seam, the long princess lines elongate the body to create a flattering silhouette, gently bringing you in at the waist. Darts at the back neckline fit the dress to your shoulders to eliminate gape, and a facing finishes the neckline beautifully.
Zoe comes with two sleeve length options – a shorter sleeve, perfect for summer or underneath cardis, and a classic 3/4 length for cooler weather. The dress closes at the centre back with a neat invisible zip, and the front princess seams house everyone’s favourite in-seam pockets.
Perfect for work, Zoe is the ultimate outfit-in-one for those days when you need to head out of the door in a hurry. Practical yet chic and stylish, pair her with a blazer for a smart office look, or a chunky necklace and heels for an evening out.