Tops

  • Samurai Shirt & Trousers

    This loose fitting shirt has a stand-up collar, extended shoulder with shoulder pads and full straight sleeves. Asymmetrical front closing and back cut on the bias, make it distinctly comfortable.

    Tapered trousers have an elasticised waist, full cut leg and easy welt pockets. Wide stitched hems mirror the treatment used on the shirt and make this ensemble a breeze to finish.

    Sizes included: XS – 5XL

    $29.00
  • San Diego Tunic, Top & Jacket

    Tunic Loose-fitting tunic has faced overlapping front placket extending into deep front pleat, forward shoulders, angled hem and elbow-length sleeves with deep stitched hems. Top Hip-length top with tunic details. Straight hem with side vents. Jacket A re-issue of our classic San Diego Jacket from 1999. This original has open fronts extending into draped asymmetric collar, button/loop closures, and two-piece sleeves. A more generous fit.

    Suggested Fabrics Tunic & Top Light to medium-weight wovens, medium to heavier knits. Jacket Felted wool, linen, rayon, crepe, ponte knit, novelty weaves.

    Sizes XS to XXL

    $35.00
  • Schoolmistresses Shirtwaist & Skirt
    Based on the vintage uniform of the 19th century schoolmarm, this two-piece outfit features a classic "shirtwaist" or blouse with beautifully different scalloped front opening and flattering princess lines. Wear it with the sweeping seven-gore skirt with optional bias trim.

    Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight soft or crisp fabrics such as cotton broadcloth, poplin or denim; silk; linen; or blends. The Skirt can also be made from light to medium-weight wool, corduroy or velveteen.

    Multi-sized: Misses 8 – 14
    $36.00
  • Sew Accessorized
    Scarves take no space in a suitcase and are wonderful for expanding your travel wardrobe or pulling your whole look together. The scarves can be worn in several ways. Just pull them through a loop or the Scrunchie for many different looks.

    The easy to make Vest-S-Cape will become a wardrobe favourite. Wear it as a simple cape or quickly change to an assortment of vests looks to wear over a basic dress, pants or even a swimsuit.

    Multi-sized: XS – 3XL
    $29.00
  • Shell Seeker
    Loose-fitting with patterns and directions for 10 pockets allows hands free purse free mobility and convenience.

    Create a one-of-a-kind garment with safe-keeping space for your cash, shopping list, travel documents, comb and lipstick, passport, maps, sketch book and pen. Includes wardrobe plans.

    Multi-sized: 6 – 20
    $29.00
  • Shirred Top & Princess Wrap

    Shirred Top: Self-lined, tight-fitting top with bateau neckline and shirred bodice with sleeve variations. This top is as beautiful inside as out and is fun to make. The shirring is encased inside the self-lining beautifully and is interesting to sew. Once you have finished sewing the top, turn it right side out and you will be thrilled at the results!

    Princess Wrap Top: Close-fitting, pullover, princess seam, wrap top with gathered waistline detail and sleeve variations. This pullover, wrap top "wraps" high on the bustline and flatters the waistline with gathers and shaping.It offers a great shaped cap sleeve or a long sleeve to cut at any length.

    Suggested Fabrics:Lightweight stretch knits with at least 80% crosswise stretch. Jersey fabrics with Lycra (i.e. rayon, wool, polyester, cotton, velvet etc).

    $25.00
  • Siena & Cortona Shirts

    Siena: Cap sleeve, button front shirt has back yoke and pleat, collar and stand. Side panels taper at hip and sew into mid-sleeve.

    Cortona: Button front shirt has all-in-one collar and stand, bust darts extending from contour dart/seam. Back gathers. Side seamsslant towards back. Three-quarter length sleeves with narrow button band.

    Suggested Fabrics

    • Siena: Shirtweight linen, cotton, silk. Stable knit.
    • Cortona: Shirtweight linen, cotton, silk. Stable knit.

    Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

    $35.00
  • South Asian Tops & Wraps
    An exotic mini-wardrobe with Burmese jacket, Thai wrap blouse, and Indian choli to wear with a sari. Pattern also gives instructions for making three types of knotted frog closures and wearing the traditional sarong skirts and sari. Lengthen the tops for different looks or to showcase luscious fabrics.

    Suggested fabrics: For the Burmese Jacket and Thai Blouse, choose medium-weight cotton, silk or lightweight wool. For the Choli, choose light to medium-weight cotton or silk. For the sari and sarong wraps, choose lightweight silks, synthetics or cottons. Sarong can also be made from wool jersey, challis or crepe. Fabrics with nap or one-way prints are not suitable for jacket or blouse.

    Multi-sized: Misses S – 3XL
    $36.00
  • Stella & Luna Tops
    Stella: Pull-over, hip-length top has bias cowl set into deep v-neckline, wrist-length sleeves and stitched hems.

    Luna: Hip-length, loose fitting top has wide front drape with flat underlay panel. Lower front points lap over and button. Back neck binding with back zipper. Short sleeves have darts and tucked cuffs. Underlay panel and cuffs can be made with contrasting fabric.

    Suggested Fabrics
    Stella: Lt. wt. wovens, silk, linen, cotton voile, challis and wool. Knits and fleece. Wrong side of fabric will show.
    Luna: Lt. wt. wovens, cotton voile, shirtings, silk, linen and challis.

    Notions
    Stella: Thread
    Luna: 22.5cm Invisible Zipper, Two 1cm buttons, Thread

    Multi-sized: XS – XXL
    $35.00
  • Straight Shirt

    Button-down, fingertip length shirt/jacket with deep armholes and full sleeves that taper from elbow and bunch at the wrist. This is a very popular piece. A great alternative to a jacket.

    Multi-sized: 4 – 22

    $25.00
  • Swing Shirt

    The Swing Shirt is a fingertip length jacket with asymmetrical sides and a full swing back. From the front the look is clean and straight, then turn sideways to see the dramatic drape of the fabric. Loose-fitting, fingertip length shirt/jacket with straight cut front and full, swing back with asymmetrical side slits. Drop shoulders, low armholes, and shaped back hem. Topstitches facings and hem.

    Suggested Fabrics: Lightweight to midweight LYCRA blend fabrics with drape, Cotton/LYCRA knits, Rayon/LYCRA, Slinky, Linen, Lightweight Wovens, Wool Jersey, Silk Velvet and Rayon blends.

    Multi-sized: 4 – 22

    $25.00
  • T-Shirt Trifecta
    T-Shirt Trifecta has three unique t-shirts to enhance your wardrobe.

    View 1 is sewn by serger with the seams to the outside for an interesting designer detail. It has a neckband, flounces at the lower edge of the garment and 3/4 length sleeves. Add decorative fabric patches which have been painted, embroidered or foiled to make your t-shirt one of a kind.

    View 2 is a tunic length t-shirt with side slits and a zipper pocket in the diagonal seam. It has a turned collar and facings on the 3/4 length sleeves which turn to the outside. Made from a stripe or solid, it will be a wardrobe favourite.

    View 3 is a comfortable tunic length t-shirt with seams which form points at the sides for a flattering look. The short sleeves are a flirty flounce shape.

    Any sleeve can be used on any view, plus the neckband and collar on View 1 and 2 are interchangeable. With this pattern, you've hit the Trifecta.

    Suggested Fabrics: Knits such as cotton/spandex, slinky, rayon, bamboo or ponte double knit.

    Multi-sized: XS – 3XL
    $29.00
  • Taffy Top
    This yummy pull-on has modified boat neck with side ties to yield that pulled taffy look. Add short sleeves and you have a winning look. For versatility in your menu, you will want to make it with and without the ties.
    $18.00
  • The Right to Bare Arms

    Sleeveless yoke styled design in three lengths (Tunic, Knee and Mid-Calf). Princess seamed for a flattering fit, slightly flared at hem.

    Perfect for stretch fabrics, but equally delightful in soft woven fabrics with drape.

    Sizes Included: XS through XL

    $22.00
  • Three Tee's
    Loose-fitting Tee with several variations. Short sleeve or long sleeve, round neck or turtleneck, tee shirt, tunic or dress length.
    Suggested Fabrics: Two-way stretch fabrics. LYCRA blend fabrics such as Slinky, Rayon/LYCRA Jersey or Cotton/LYCRA KnitMulti-sized: 4 - 22


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    $25.00
  • Tie Back Top

    Tie Back Top: Multi-sized. Self-lined, close-fitting, mid-hip length, pullover top with gathered bustline and front crossover long ties. Completely self lined with THE most interesting bust line/tie construction, this top is super flattering and fun to sew.

    Options to the tie in back include shortening the ties for a front knot or ending the ties inside the side seams. A simple straight skirt or full leg pants are the perfect finish for this great top!

    Suggested Fabrics: Knits of all kinds with at least 50% crosswise stretch.

    $25.00
  • Tunic Blouse
    This is a tunic length, slim fitting, long sleeve blouse with side slits. the sleeves features two different cuffs. Shoulder pads are optional.

    Multi-sized: XXS - XXL
    $20.00