Dresses

  • 1927 Tea Frock
    The "Genuine Philippine Hand-Embroidered" frocks of the 1920s were all the rage among women too busy to stitch. This easy-sew style features a flattering dropped waist and optional smocking. Pattern includes instructions for smocking and embroidery stitches, as well as a full-size embroidery design motif.

    Suggested fabrics: Soft, light to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton gauze, crepe, batiste, voile, georgette, rayon challis, silk.

    Multi-sized: Misses 8 – 14
    $36.00
  • 1930s Day Dress

    This practical dress uses fabric economically, yet still looks chic and trendy. Features round neck with collar points and peplum cleverly cut on the straight grain but with the slimming look of a bias cut. Or with buttoned front, flounce collar and sleeves, and eyelash pockets for a more casual look.

    Both dresses have a flattering dropped waistline in back, slightly flared skirt, back zipper and unpressed tucks in front that eliminate the need for bust darts and create the fashionable broad-shouldered look of the late-1930s period.

    Suggested fabrics: Rayon, medium-weight silk, microfiber or other fabrics with drape or small-print fabrics with sheer flounces.

    Multi-sized: Misses XS – 3XL

    $39.00
  • A Little Something Xtra

    Tank top styled design with a unique back detail. Can be worn as a sleeveless garment or a jumper/layered top. Available in three lengths (Top, Tunic and Knee). Armhole dart for a no-gap 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
  • Afghani Nomad Dress
    This traditional dress worn by nomadic women in Afghanistan is ideal for mixing fabrics and embellishments. The raised bodice is fitted and has a neck opening that can be placed at front or back. Pattern includes instructions for traditional embroidery stitches, fringed decoration and beadwork.

    Suggested fabrics: Soft, medium-weight fabrics such as cotton, rayon challis or silk; the upper sleeve and/or skirt may be of soft rayon or silk velvet. This dress is often made in many prints, which is a wonderful opportunity to use up bits and pieces of brilliant fabrics.

    Multi-sized: Misses 6 – 16
    $39.00
  • Blonde Bombshell

    Celebrate your femininity in this full-skirted, dramatic style from the 1950s. Make it in colourful cotton for a summer sundress or shimmering brocade for an evening party any time of the year. Pattern includes instructions for knitted bolero sweater to wear on top.

    Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton, silk or blends

    Multi-sized: Misses 8 – 16

    $36.00
  • Briare Slip / Dress

    Two-skirted dress pattern made in cotton or linen or both! Or make it all in linen.

    Sized Small, Medium and Large. Small fits size 6–10, Medium 12–16 and Large 18–20.

    All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.

    $26.00
  • Cleo Shift

    Cleo is literally cut in one piece. A beautiful pattern, very wearable and, of course, can be layered with everything!

    Use light to medium fabric – linen is a great choice for this dress – or something with some drape.

    Sizes XS, S, M, ML and L

    All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.

    $29.00
  • Edwardian Bridal Gown
    This is Edwardian charm at its best. A perfect vintage wedding dress with high neck, leg o'mutton sleeves and flounced train. Simplified version can be a coordinated bridesmaid dress, dancing dress or everyday fashion. Pattern includes instructions for tucks, lace insertions and a simple veil.

    Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight cotton or blends such as batiste, lawn, voile or broadcloth; handkerchief linen; silk broadcloth or crepe de chine; satin; taffeta. Original garments were made of cotton batiste. Simplified version can also be made from rayon or wool challis. Stripes, plaids, one-way prints or diagonals are not suitable.

    Multi-sized: Misses 6 – 16
    $39.00
  • Fearless Dress
    This semi-fitted dress features bust darts, front waist tucks, back waist tucks extending into hip darts, a dressmaker collar and side seam pockets. Has a front button opening, a slightly pegged skirt ending at mid-knee and three-quarter set-in sleeves. Also a concealed front opening, a centre back seam with a kick pleat, a slightly pegged skirt ending at mid-knee, and long set in sleeves. Options include sleeveless with a front button opening, side slits, and a mid-calf straight skirt.

    Multi-sized: 2 - 24
    $29.00
  • Flamenco Dress & Practice Skirt
    A sensational fashion for dancing or dress-up, with lavish flounces that move with flash. Dress has princess seams, flounced cap sleeves, V-neck front and up to four tiers of flounces. Skirt has back waist darts and raised waistline; make it with all four flounces or just one flounce for a salsa-hot mini. Make simple-sew fabric Rose accessory to attached to dress or pin in hair.

    Suggested fabrics: Silk or polyester douppioni, taffeta, faille; other fabrics with body and slight stiffness. For lightweight drapey fabrics, lightly interface flounces.

    Multi-sized: Misses XS – XL
    $39.00
  • Gaza Dress
    This ankle-length gown is composed of easy-to-construct panels that are perfect for pieced or handwoven fabric variations, needlework, and other embellishment. Create an heirloom with one of the traditional embroidery designs included in the pattern.

    Suggested fabrics: Crisp or soft fabrics such as denim, broadcloth, muslin, linen, lightweight wool. Traditional colours are black, indigo, white or natural.

    Multi-sized: 6 – 18
    $36.00
  • Glamour Girl Dress
    Glamour oozed in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s, and this is the daytime dress the starlets wore. It emphasizes curves, drapes elegantly and lends an air of discreet sexiness. The close-fitting bodice is visually cinched in with front waistline ties, and fits smoothly into a flared skirt. Shoulder pads lend that commanding air to any aspiring celebrity.

    Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight fabrics with drape, such as silk or rayon crepe, satin, challis, soft cotton.

    Multi-sized: Misses 6 – 16
    $34.00
  • Harwood Dress

    Harwood is a beautiful sleeveless dress featuring a yoke with gathers, button front closure and beautifully flared skirt. Choose between a knee length skirt or shorter, mid-knee length skirt. 

    Add optional piping or trim to define the yoke seamlines and broaden the shoulders and bustline. Use matching buttons if you want them to blend in, or pick contrasting ones to make an impact!

    Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller bust and waist, larger hips.

    Skill level: Intermediate

    Multi-sized: from 0 to 20

    $22.00
  • Hong Kong Cheongsam
    This classic exotic dress in two lengths is synonymous with Oriental elegance. Simple to sew, it has only two main pattern pieces and an appealing side-front opening topped off with a mandarin collar.

    Pattern includes instructions for custom fitting and authentic embellishment. Pattern is for dress with facings at front opening, hem and side slits.

    Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight silk; lightweight brocade and jacquard weaves; satin; rayon or blends.

    Multi-sized: XS – 3XL
    $36.00
  • Jene's Dress
    Just great lines with a little twist, but a great little twist at that. Created from an idea from the David Warren line of clothing, this little dress it the "little black dress" updated to 2004. Great for summer in a denim, or perfect for weddings in a rayon or silk, the pattern will lend itself to the perfect fabric you pick. The cup sizing is utilized in the princess seam from shoulder to hem and lots of vertical lines keep the eye moving up and down, for the most flattering look.
    $19.00