Tops

  • Safari

    A loose fitting shirt with optional patch pockets and cuffed short sleeves. Instructions are included to avoid the 'ripple effect' on the shirt tail hem.

    The full leg walking shorts and full cut cargo pants have elasticised waistband , inset pockets, fly front zip, front pleats, back darts and optional cuff.

    Sizes included: XS – 5XL

    $22.00
  • Sahara

    A casual fitting vest with optional cargo pockets. Shirt collar styling, hidden front placket, lined or unlined.

    Straight skirt in two lengths with side elasticized waistband, inset pockets, fly front zipper, front pleats, back darts. Long skirt has side slits, short skirt has back slit opening.

    Sizes Included: XS – 5XL

    $20.00
  • Salsa Blouse
    This wrap blouse has a soft shawl collar and shaped back with darts. The front is asymmetrical and wraps to each side vent with button loop closures. The long tapered sleeves have underarm gussets.

    Multi-sized: 6 – 22
    $35.00
  • 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
  • Shapely Zip Front Vest
    Shapely, elegant and slimming – don't be shy! It's the curves that agree with you and reduce what you've been trying to hide. Options include lined and unlined bias-trimmed versions with straight or curvy hemlines.

    Make it up in crepe or nubby silk noile for the latest fashion trend.
    $27.00
  • 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
  • Shirts of Russia & Ukraine
    These popular shirts reflect a merging of European and Central Asian traditions, and can easily be lengthened for versatile dress or robe styles. Three neck opening variations, including centre front and side front. Make the basic design quickly and then embellish it with authentic embroidery motifs. Historical lore and embroidery instructions included.

    Suggested fabrics: Light or medium-weight soft fabrics such as cotton, broadcloth, linen, chambray, muslin, rayon challis, lightweight wool or silk.

    Multi-sized: Misses 6 – 20; Men's 32 – 48
    $36.00
  • Shopper's Vest
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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