Sewing Patterns - PDF downloads

The patterns displayed here are from my 'Pattern Puzzles' and 'Off-The-Rails' in my commercial studio. I persist in using industry seam allowances and make a point of including this information in each pattern pdf. If you go to my blog and members area you'll find posts for each of these designs covering history, development and pattern alterations. Enjoy :)

Boat Neck Tee Sizes 6-22 A4 letter (download)

This Boat Neck Tee has been a solid wardrobe favourite for me since the mid-1990's.  It's a classic cut that works well in plains and prints but my all-time favourite is to mix prints with plains for a quirky tee.
This tee-shirt was cut using my Womens Knit Block and performs best when cut in a two-way stretch (four-way stretch US) knit fabric.  If you're cutting with a one-way stretch (two-way stretch US) knit fabric I suggest you go up one size for a comfortable fit.

Boat Neck Tee Pattern - some inspiration for your own Boat Neck Tee's.

Sleeve Pattern Alterations - Boat Neck Tee - pattern making instructions for short and long sleeves for the Boat Neck Tee.

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for Black and White Plan Print and printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.

More sewing patterns are being developed, as you read this description, so make sure you are subscribed to receive my newsletter to be the first to hear.

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Tee-Shirt Features:

The Boat Neck Tee-shirt has a slim fit with a three-quarter sleeve and boat neckline.  There is a neck bind pattern piece included in the pattern that can be sewn as an inside or outside bind depending on the final look you'd like for your tee-shirt.  

The three-quarter sleeve can be easily altered to a short sleeve for the summer season and a full length sleeve for the winter season.  There is a blog post to describe how I would make these changes.  Sleeve Pattern Alterations - Boat Neck Tee

The back length for this tee is a between 58-60cm and sits just above the hip line.  You'll notice the front pattern has a slight drop toward the centre front to allow for bust rise.  This means when you wear the tee-shirt it will appear level at the front hemline.

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this skirt to your own measurements.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size chart.  Cut your closest size in a similar fabric for first fittings and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you will be ready to cut in your final fabric.  I always recommend making a sample or toile garment in calico before cutting your precious and final fabric.  The bust measurement on the pattern has 5 cm negative ease compared to the size chart.  This is usual for stretch patterns.  If you'd prefer a looser fit in your tee-shirt, then using a pattern that is one size up from your body measurements should give you a more relaxed fit.

Take a little time to select the knit fabric you use for cutting your first sample.  I strongly recommend that you use a two-way stretch (four-way stretch US) knit fabric to get the best fit out of this pattern.  If you're planning on using a one-way stretch (two-way stretch US) knit then I'd like to suggest you go up one size to achieve a comfortable fit. 

If you're planning on cutting my favourite style of tee and intend to combine a print with a plain, then do your best to make sure both fabrics have the same behaviour so they work well together.  And one of my favourite outfit combinations with this tee-shirt is my Drape Tube Skirt or the Morticia Skirt.
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Boat Neck Tee Sizes 6-22 A4 letter (download)



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Morticia Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter (download)

The Morticia Skirt has been one of my favourite skirt styles since childhood, and my long time fascination with The Addams Family.  This method of making that style of skirt is simplicity in itself.  The pattern has three different lengths so that you can cut this fantastic skirt for any event.  The waistline is finished with a facing (with fusible interlining), and I’ve included a zip guard for a secure, quality finish. 

The fit of the Morticia Skirt is snug, to emphasise that ‘hip hugging’ look so popular with these skirt designs.  I’ve left a minimum of 2cm (3/4”) garment ease on the hip measurement in each size, suited for woven fabric.  The PDF print document includes the sewing pattern in all nine sizes, a Size Chart, Fabric Usage Chart, Pattern Measurement Chart, Lay-plans and Making Instructions.  It is available in both A0 and A4/letter print sizes.  You select your print size in the dropdown box at the end of the page.

Keep in mind that it’s very easy to alter the fit of this skirt if you’re not careful when sewing your seam allowances.  There are eight panels and nine seams.  One millimetre difference in the stitching of the seam allowance will change the fit of the skirt by almost half a size.  In contrast, I’ve been generous with the garment ease on the waistline.  There is around 3-4cm (1 1/4”-1 5/8”) garment ease on the waist and facing fit.  If you have a smaller than average waist, please check your measurements against the pattern before cutting and sewing so you can make the best alteration to suit your body type. You can checkout some detail about this design on my blog posts:

Pattern Puzzle - The Morticia Skirt 

Morticia Skirt Pattern

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.

More of the Pattern Puzzle designs are being developed as we speak so make sure you are subscribed to receive my newsletter to be the first to hear.

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Skirt features:

The Morticia Skirt is a multi-panel skirt with body-conscious fit from waist to hip, through to the mid-thigh, before flaring out toward maxi length.  This pattern is designed, sized and cut for woven fabric.  If you fancy tying it in a stretch knit fabric (ponti or double knit would be best), remember to cut a smaller size with negative ease of 4-6cm (1 ⅝"- 2 ⅜").  And instead of adding a facing to the waist, I'd suggest a narrow bind on the waist, with elastic for good recovery.

It's home and industry ready and based on my size chart.  The pattern fitting is for body hugging garment with a minimum of garment ease (2cm/3/4").  When you check the measurements of the pattern, on the size you have selected, you're looking for your body measurement plus 2cm (¾") garment ease.

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this skirt to your own measurements.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size chart, that's also printed on the pattern.  Cut your closest size in a similar fabric for first fittings and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you will be ready to cut in your final fabric.

Remember I'm just an email away for any questions about our PDF downloadable patterns.  If you enjoy pattern making and fancy a challenge, have a look at the great pattern making posts on my blog, well-suited.

Enjoy. :)

Morticia Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter (download)




Drape Gather Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter (download)

The Drape Gather Skirt is a favourite design from my Drape Skirt Patterns workshop and has been proven through the sales and production process in the fashion industry.  Here it has been graded in sizes 6-22 to match the size chart you'll find on this website.

This is one of my favourite drape skirt patterns and I've made it for both summer and winter, with and without lining.  For your first sample, I suggest you try to make an unlined version in a summer, medium weight fabric.  When you have perfected the pattern and fit you'll be able to be more adventurous and try the lined version.

Available here as a PDF download to be printed as A0 at your local print shop. And for my U.S. followers this A0 format will fit in a 36" plotter print.  Please be sure when you go to the print shop to ask for Black and White Plan Print and printing at 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100%.

Also available here as a PDF download to be printed as A4/letter at home.  Please be sure when you go to print that you select 'actual size' with 'no scaling', or at 100% in your print dialogue box.  This will make sure your pattern is printed at the correct size.

More sewing patterns are being developed, as you read this description, so make sure you are subscribed to receive my newsletter to be the first to hear.

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PERSONAL AND HOME USE ONLY.  For education and commercial use please email me direct.

Skirt features:

I've cut this skirt for a snug fitting to make the most of the gathered drape around the hips.  I've allowed 2cm garment ease on the hip and strongly recommend you use a stretch lining to ensure you can make the most out of the bias cut in wearing.  It has only two main pattern pieces for the shell of the skirt: a centre front panel cut on the straight grain and a side/back panel that's cut on the bias and includes a fishtail flare on the centre back seam.  It has a strap waistband and centre back zip fastening.  A zip guard pattern has been included for the best possible finish in your tailored skirt.

It's home and industry ready and based on my size chart.  The pattern fitting is for body hugging garment with a minimum of garment ease depending on your fabric choice.  When you check the measurements on the size you have selected you're looking for your hip measurement plus 2cm garment ease.

You'll find both fabric usage instructions and garment measurements for all sizes on the actual pattern printout.  Keep an eye out for blog posts in my FREE members area for cutting and sewing instructions.  

Drape Gather Skirt - Laying Up and Cutting Out  

Drape Gather Skirt - Sewing Instructions

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this skirt to your own measurements.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size chart.  Cut your closest size in a similar fabric for first fittings and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you will be ready to cut in your final fabric.  I always recommend making a sample or toile garment in calico before cutting your precious and final fabric.

Remember I'm just an email away for any questions about our PDF downloadable patterns.  If you enjoy pattern making and fancy a challenge, have a look at the great pattern making posts on my blog, well-suited.

Enjoy. :)


Drape Gather Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter (download)





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