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 :)

The Patent Blouse Sizes XS-XXL A4/letter (download)

The Patent Blouse started with my own interest in clothing from the early 20th century, i.e. clothing registered with the US Patent Office.  My fascination grew with the discovery of so many one-piece patterns from the same period, and my own desire to produce creative pattern shapes.
 
This pattern has been tested and perfected with at least 4-6 samples and you’ll find much of that information on my website blog: ‘well-suited’.  Go to the website and search for ‘Patent Blouse’.   My favourite combination skirt with this top is my Drape Tube Skirt.

It’s important that you cut your Patent Blouse from two-way (four-way in the US) stretch knit with a soft drapey quality and some elastane ( Lycra and Spandex) content.  I’ve tried to make it with one-way (two-way in the US) stretch and the results are not so fabulous.  My favourite fabrics for this top are wool/elastane and viscose/elastane.

You’ll need to use stretch stitch types when you’re sewing.  If you don’t have one of the more sophisticated overlockers you can simply make this blouse with a zigzag stitch that you’ll find on most domestics sewing machines.

The print document includes the sewing pattern in all six sizes, a Size Chart, Fabric Usage Chart, Pattern Measurement Chart, Lay-plans and Making Instructions,

Pattern Puzzle - The Patent Blouse - The original Pattern Puzzle post.

THE PATENT BLOUSE - First Sample!  Detail on the pattern development process for the Patent Blouse.

Sewing Instructions for The Patent Blouse - Step-by-step sewing instructions for your Patent Blouse.

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.

Blouse features:

The Patent Blouse is a one-piece pattern with an unusual fitting.  The best fabrics for this pattern are two-way (four-way in the US) stretch knits with an elastane (Lycra/Spandex) content.  The centre front and neckline are on the same line creating a wonderful soft drape around the neckline.  I've included a 5cm (2") fold-back along this line to add weight to the neckline and drape.  The armholes are located on the same seam that runs through the back of the blouse and connects to the centre back seam. 

It's home and industry ready and based on my size chart.  The pattern fitting is for loose fit top that finishes at the high hip level. You'll find a pattern measurement chart on the printed pattern, that you can use to confirm the size you have selected will fit how you like it.  When you check the measurements of the pattern, on the size you have selected, you're looking for something really close to your body measurement.  Because you'll be cutting in a two-way stretch knit, a fitting close to your body measurements should be the best.

Where do I start:

The first order of business is to select your closest size and begin the process of fitting this blouse to your own bust measurement.  The range of sizes on offer relates to my size chart, that's also printed on the pattern.  Cut your closest size, using a fabric similar to your final fabric, for your first fitting and make any necessary adjustments for personal fit. Once you have achieved a good personal fit you'll 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. :)

The Patent Blouse Sizes XS-XXL 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 Tube Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter PDF (download)

The Drape Tube Skirt has to be one of the easiest skirts I have hanging in my wardrobe.  So easy to wear and wash and never iron then to top it off the fit and shape of the skirt is forever flattering.  This PDF has all sizes included (6-22) and some design alteration instructions included in the pattern.  You'll be able to moderate the amount of drape in the back of the skirt according to your own taste.  You can checkout some detail about this design on the blog:

Making my Drape Tube Skirt - Sewing Instructions

Pattern Puzzle - Drape Tube Skirt

First Sample - Drape Tube Skirt

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:

This drape skirt is best cut in a double knit PONTI with an elastane content (lycra, spandex) for good recovery.  The seam allowances are 1cm (⅜") on the centre front and back seams with 0.7cm (¼") on the waistline for the self bind and elastic.

It's home and industry ready and based on my size chart.  The pattern fitting is for body hugging garment with a negative ease of 5-10% depending on your fabric choice.  When you check the measurements on the size you have selected you're looking for your body measurements minus 4-10cm approx.

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.

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 Tube Skirt Sizes 6-22 A4/letter PDF (download)





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