• 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

  • 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

  • All the Right Angles

    A flattering Scoop or V-neckline design with bodice that ends at the midriff. Unique draped hemline in two lengths (top or dress) can be made with short sleeves or sleeveless and optional pockets.

    Fast and easy to sew – Neckline and armhole can be finished with bias facings, bias bound, or use our favourite, fold-over elastic trim. Perfect for stretch fabrics, but equally delightful in soft woven fabrics with drape.

    Sizes Included: XS through 3XL

  • Alma

    Alma is a simple make. Choose a soft fabric like a knit as shown, or light vile, lawn or an Indian batik in contrasting prints. Alma is cut with 2 layers. We chose 2 colours for the lining interior and the exterior.

    Gorgeous on, wide at the bust to drape as shown. Love this dress!

    Sizes: XS – 2X

  • Briare Slip / Dress

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

    Sizes: 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.

  • Bristol Dress & Top

    Bristol Dress Bell-shape, knee-length dress has front and back yoke and long sleeves with cuff. Front wraps to back and stitched to inverted V-shape back panel. Wide bottom bands.

    Top Below-waist version of dress.

    Suggested Fabrics Lightweight to medium-weight knit. 2 or 4-way stretch.

    Multi-sized: XS – XXL

  • Claudia

    Claudia is one of those easy-to-wear dresses any time of the year.

    • Shown in lightweight cotton sateen
    • A bubbly skirt shape with optional sleeves
    • Without sleeves Claudia has cap sleeve
    • Collar and pockets are also optional as well as an asymmetrically placed ruffle
    • The centre back and the Left Front side panel is shaped with a clever pleated technique

    It is all about the technique and placement!

    Sizes: XS – 2X

  • 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.

  • Eclair
    Strapless summer or party dress has a flattering shape which tapers at the waist, and gathered waist ties in a contrasting fabric. This dress is fully lined and has a gathered six-gore skirt with the front panel of the skirt left ungathered for a smooth line. Dress includes side seam pockets and optional boning. Closes with an invisible side zip.

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Multi-sized from 0 to 18
  • 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

  • Empire Dress

    This high-waisted dress known today as "empire" was worn in the period following the French Revolution in the late 1700s. The revealing style, requiring few undergarments, reflected a desire to return to simpler, classical Grecian dress after the excesses of the European nobility. Narrow bodice is gathered into a skirt that is slim in front and full in back. The optional full-length train and sleeve details make it perfect for a bridal fashion.

    Suggested fabrics: Soft, lightweight or medium-weight fabrics such as cotton gauze, batiste, dotted Swiss, rayon challis, silk, very lightweight silk velvet with drape.

    Multi-sized: Misses 6 – 16

  • Fai Dress

    Feminine and simple to make, Fai is romantic and striking.

    Use light to medium fabric –as well as some scraps of linen, silk, eyelet or cotton print.

    Sizes: XS – 2XL

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

  • 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
  • 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

  • Frieda

    Frieda is a simple dress with a front tie, and cap sleeves with shape. Make this in light voile for the summer. Elegant and nice to wear with comfort!

    Sizes: XS – 2X

  • 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