Document 88621

 Sewing for Beginners – Pattern Selection
We offer patterns from the following independent pattern companies.
Colette –
These simple and cute shorts are so
quick to sew, you could make them
in every color. Pockets are set into a
front side seam and optionally close
with buttons. The shorts sport a 4 1/2
inch inseam length and close with
an invisible side zipper.
This simple and pretty a-line skirt with
high waistband will be a new
wardrobe staple. Quick to sew,
flattering to wear. Version 1 has a
pointed center waist, version 2 has a
shaped curved band. Version 3 has
a straight waistband, with skirt cut
on the bias. Choose a striped fabric
with Version 3 for a beautiful
chevron effect at the front and
Simple, versatile blouse perfect for
creative embellishment, with deep
tucks at the front and back waist for
a loose but curvy shape great for
tucking in. Version 1 closes with
back snaps, making it easiest to
sew. Version 2 has neckline tucks
and buttons up the back. Version 3
has a keyhole neckline with tie
closure and buttons up the back.
For men that like a classic, slightly
retro shirt with a more modern cut,
this shirt pattern is just the thing. The
instructions will guide you gently
through every step of creating a
well-crafted casual shirt: felled
seams and a lined back yoke.
Subtle details include a convertible
collar (also known as a "camp
collar") and mid-century style collar
loop detail.
This quick and easy dress combines
a flattering V-seamed bodice with
side panels cut on the bias, letting
you play with patterns such as
stripes and plaids. The simple dirndl
style skirt has in-seam pockets.
Version 2 gives cutting layouts for
using border print fabrics.
This quick and easy skirt will have
you sewing up a new wardrobe in
all your favorite fabrics. It's easy to
sew, easy to fit, and works in such a
wide range of fabrics that we know
it will become your next handmade
wardrobe staple. Version 1 is a
gathered skirt that falls below the
knee, with a button-front placket
and patch pockets. Version 2 is
pleated, hits above the knee for a
shorter length, and includes belt
loops and in-seam pockets.