Tops

  • Tuxedo Wrap Vest
    Curves and an asymmetric "look" play a trick on the eye. Your measurements are reduced by a third. It's magic! Use the instructions to create a bias trimmed, lined or reversible version. Try it in black for evening – beautiful!

    Suggested Fabrics: Light to medium weight wool, silk, linen, textured rayon, microfibres in woven or knit with 25% or less stretch.

    Multi-sized: 14 – 24
    $27.00
  • Twice as Nice
    The reversible sleeveless top has side slits. Under one arm is a pocket that flips from one side to the other. It is perfect for hiding some spare cash or a credit card.

    The reversible pants come in three lengths with elasticised waist. One side has two zip front pockets and the other has side seam invisible zipper pockets. There is also a flip pocket for a passport or traveller’s cheques.

    Multi-sized: XS – 3XL
    $24.00
  • V Neck Tunic
    A V neck top with front and back centre seams and raglan sleeves. Hip ease is 2 inches and Bust ease is 1 1/2 inches.

    View A has a 3/4 length sleeve with attached cuff detail. View B is long sleeved with no cuffs.

    Suggested Fabric: All knits and stretch fabrics including lace and velvet

    Multisized: Petite through Plus
    $20.00
  • Vests from Greece & Poland
    These authentic designs can be lavishly decorated, embroidered, appliquéd and otherwise embellished. Styles include a short vest for men and women from Greece, mid-calf Greek vest for women, and two variations of a Polish woman's vest with petal-shaped tabs along the bottom edge. Pattern pieces include traditional design motifs.

    Suggested fabrics: Medium to heavyweight, closely woven fabrics such as denim, velveteen, corduroy, silk, velvet, wool, blends and upholstery fabric.

    Multi-sized: Misses 6 – 16; Men's 34 – 44
    $36.00
  • Victorian Shirt
    This bib-front dress shirt was fashionable for men in the 1870s and is still elegant today. A perfect companion with a vest or as a woman's oversized tunic or nightshirt. Pattern includes instructions for finishing touches.

    Suggested fabrics: Shirting weight fabrics such as broadcloth, gingham, muslin or lightweight cotton flannel.

    Multi-sized: Misses 6 – 22; Men's 32 – 46
    $36.00
  • Vietnamese Ao Dai

    This feminine ensemble of flowing Tunic and wide-legged pants is considered the traditional costume of Vietnam. The easy-sew Tunic features front and back waist shaping darts, mandarin collar, front neckline / armhole opening, tapered long sleeves with elbow darts and long free-hanging front and back panels. The Pants have an easy full-legged fit, centre back zipper and faced waistline.

    Suggested fabrics: Lightweight, drapey fabrics such as silk, polyester or cotton gauze for Tunic and/or Pants; also embroidered brocade for Tunic. Ao Dai pants are typically white; the Tunic can be plain white, a plain or patterned colour, or the traditional red and gold for a wedding garment.

    Multi-sized: XS – XL

    $39.00
  • Vintage Vests

    Victorian gentlemen at the end of the 1800s needed a vest or waistcoat to be considered well-dressed, and smart Victorian women often paired vests with walking skirts for street wear. Our vests offer a variety of stylings, including collarless V-neck, bias-cut vest with shawl collar and short front-darted style. Traditional bow tie, with instructions for tying, is also included.

    Suggested fabrics: Medium to heavyweight fabrics of cotton, silk, wool, linen, synthetics or blends with or without nap, such as brocade, velvet, corduroy, canvas, pique, velveteen or synthetic suede. The bias cut of the shawl-collar vest is especially suitable for stripes or plaids.

    Multi-sized: Misses 6 – 16; Men's 36 – 44

    $36.00
  • West End Top & Pants

    West End Top: Front-zip top with hood, bell-shape banded sleeves, raw-edge front with finished hem band at side and back. Wrong side of fabric will show on hood.

    Pants: Wide-leg, above ankle pants with side pockets, elastic waistband, stitched hems.

    Suggested Fabrics

    • Top: French terry, double knit, ponte knit, lt. wt. fleece, stretch corduroy, stretch wool
    • Pants: Linen, rayon, silk, pant wt. knit, lt. wt. wool

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

    $35.00
  • Womens Twinset
    Cardigan with front band and long sleeve with choice of t-shirts. Style A t-shirt has a mock turtleneck, style B has a scoop neck with self-fabric binding. Both t-shirts are offered with a choice of short and cap sleeve.
    $24.00
  • Wow Tunic
    Make this tunic in soft drapable fabrics. There are three collar variations that can be tied up, pinned or knotted to create many looks. There are three neck sizes to choose from regardless of tunic size. The tunic can be made in two lengths with long sleeves and an optional side slit.

    Multi-sized: 6 - 36
    $24.00
  • Wrap Top

    Simple side-tie wrap top with V neck and long sleeves. The Wrap Top is a wonderful dressed up alternative to a jacket. Paired with the Cuff Pant it makes a wonderful suit.

    With only two pattern pieces and ties this top sews up quickly. Sizes XS–XL.

    $25.00
  • Xceptional Shirt

    This loose fitting shirt has a tapered stand-up collar, asymmetrical front closing and back with notch detailing. X-shaped inserts in front and back create a pleasing silhouette and a great place to add embellishment.

    Faced hems and side vent opening. Short or Long sleeves with additional notch detail. Directions included for Spliced Piecing, Woven Embroidery and other design ideas.

    Sizes included: XS – 5XL

    $22.00