We’re very excited to introduce a brand new pattern to our Ultimates collection today.
Joining the Ultimate Shift, Wrap, Pencil Skirt, Trousers and of course PJs, please welcome the Ultimate Culottes!
The Ultimate Culottes are a simple pair of flattering, oh-so-easy-to-sew wide-legged cropped trousers. Whether you pair them with flats to channel Audrey, or dress them up with heels for a night out, the Ultimate Culottes are super stylish and endlessly wearable.
Like the rest of our Ultimates patterns, they are designed to be the quintessential culottes – what culottes should be at their core. Flattering, stylish, perfect for day-to-day and with a great fit, we think these really are the ultimate!
The Ultimate Culottes are designed to sit on the natural waist, and come with two finishing options. Version 1 has a waistband with lovely wide belt loops, whilst Version 2 is finished invisibly with a neat facing.
Both options feature single darts at the front and double darts at the back for shaping, with an invisible zip in the side seam.
Fitted only at the waist, the Ultimate Culottes are a great pattern for those new to trouser-sewing.
They make a lovely quick afternoon project, and with such a customisable design, once you’ve made one pair there’s so much scope to have fun with the pattern. They are easily shortened into shorts, or lengthened into palazzo pants to suit your style.
Brilliantly versatile, the Ultimate Culottes can be made in loads of different fabrics. You’re looking for a woven fabric with some drape – but whether you choose rayon, crepe, linen, viscose linen, suitings, lightweight wools and more is up to you. They’ll even work in plisse and velvet if you’re after a super on-trend look.
Fancy sewing yourself a pair of Ultimate Culottes?
What can we say? It’s been a busy few weeks around here – and that may have something to do with why we’re only just getting round to announcing February’s #SOIshowoff winner now – in mid-March!
But it really has been all go. We released our newest paper pattern, the Zoe Dress, we’re just about to launch our new PDF pattern, we’ve been busy filming an online class (coming soon!), not to mention that Lisa launched her brand new fabric range! And I definitely feel like I’ve forgotten something. What can we say – it’s busy but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Anyway, without further ado, let’s introduce this month’s #SOIshowoff competition winner! Hawa came to our Intro to Dressmaking class where she learned to make her beautiful Full Circle Skirt. So swishy! Isn’t it gorgeous? And she’s been busy since – we spotted a beautiful Pussy Bow Blouse on her Instagram grid this week!
Congratulations Hawa! A £20 voucher for our online shop will be on its way to you soon!
Lisa’s new range consists of nine different fabrics made up of three prints, each in three different colourways. Perfect for dressmaking, her designs are printed on soft, luxurious cotton lawn – just right for spring and summer skirts, dresses, tops and more! They measure 138cm in width and all the prints are non-directional. So no matter what you’re making, you don’t have to worry about anything being upside down!
The three prints are… All The Roses, Busy Blossom and Elderflower Press. Shall we take a look?
All The Roses, which comes in white, mint and lilac.
Busy Blossom, which comes in lilac, mint and navy.
And Elderflower Press, which comes in lilac, navy and coral.
Influenced by Lisa’s signature colour palette, all the fabrics are designed to complement each other perfectly.
Do you fancy taking a closer look? Lisa’s showing you the whole range over on her vlog – including the dresses and skirts she’s sewn them up into!
Introducing... My Fabric Range! - YouTube
And that’s not all… Lisa’s also designed a gorgeous range of cardigans to match her fabrics! Frustrated at never being able to find the perfect cardi to pair with her high-waisted, vintage-inspired style, Lisa decided to have them manufactured herself.
The cardis are available in navy, mint, coral and blush pink to deliciously coordinate with her fabrics. Watch below to see them close up!
Today we’re over the moon to introduce a new paper pattern to the Sew Over It shelves! Say hey to Zoe!
The Zoe Dress is a semi-fitted shift with beautiful, unusual design lines. Featuring princess seams at the front and back, it gently sculpts to your body, and a french dart shapes the dress at the bust.
With no waist seam, the long princess lines elongate the body to create a flattering silhouette, gently bringing you in at the waist. Darts at the back neckline fit the dress to your shoulders to eliminate gape, and a facing finishes the neckline beautifully.
Zoe comes with two sleeve length options – a shorter sleeve, perfect for summer or underneath cardis, and a classic 3/4 length for cooler weather.
The dress closes at the centre back with a neat invisible zip, and the front princess seams house everyone’s favourite in-seam pockets.
Perfect for work, Zoe is the ultimate outfit-in-one for those days when you need to head out of the door in a hurry. Practical yet chic and stylish, pair her with a blazer for a smart office look, or a chunky necklace and heels for an evening out.
Made up of panels, Zoe is the perfect pattern to get to grips with fitting for your own body. The princess seams and darts offer endless adjustment options, whether you have a teeny waist, rounded shoulders or a sway back.
Super versatile when it comes to fabrics, Zoe is perfect for those medium weight woven fabrics with some structure, such as chambray, lightweight denims, cotton poplin, stretch cotton, lightweight wool, suiting, and heavier crepes. Take a look in our specially curated selection to find your match!
The Zoe Dress is available in both paper and PDF versions – whether you want to adorn your shelves with our beautiful packaging, or get that instantaneous sewing fix, we’ve got you covered.
Think Zoe’d fit seamlessly into your wardrobe?
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Is it time for another new pattern already? You betcha! Let us introduce the Clara Blouse!
Classic yet comfortable, pretty yet practical, the Clara Blouse is our brand new everyday top that’ll fit seamlessly into your wardrobe.
Tucked into your favourite pencil skirt for a smart work look, or paired with jeans for an off-duty vibe, Clara is an ever-versatile pattern, perfect for office to evening to weekend wear.
The Clara Blouse features a pretty pleated round neckline, keyhole opening at the centre back, a stepped hem, and long sleeves with deep cuffs and continuous-bound placket cuff closures.
Have fun with prints, or show off your pretty pleats in a solid colour. It’s up to you!
Easy to wear tucked in or loose to suit your style, the Clara Blouse has a relaxed cut with gentle curving at the side seams.
Sporting a dartless bodice, shaping at the bust is provided by the neckline pleats for a gentle, figure-skimming feel.
With a mixture of simple fit and interesting construction details, this pattern makes a fun challenge for anyone looking to build their skills – especially if your next step is shirt-making; the Clara cuffs are true shirt cuffs and make great practice!
If your 2018 resolution is to up your sewing game this year, get a head start and use code GETYOURSEWON at checkout! (Fabrics have already been discounted, so no code is required.) Sale ends at midnight UK time on Sunday 7th January. Don’t miss out!
The Full Circle Skirt is the ultimate party skirt, perfect for the festive season. With maximum twirlability and a gorgeous 1950’s silhouette, it’s flattering on all shapes, cinching you in at the waist before skimming out over the hips.
Made up of just three pieces, the Full Circle Skirt is a satisfyingly simple sew, absolutely perfect for beginners.
For those who like to build their skills, we’ve included three zip insertion methods into the instructions: a centred zip, an invisible zip and a lapped zip, so you can try your hand at some new techniques.
Whichever method you choose, it’s speedy enough that you can whip a few up in all your favourite fabrics, just in time for party season!
With tonnes of fabric options, the Full Circle Skirt is incredibly versatile and makes a wonderful pattern to see you through year round. Make it in a lovely crisp cotton lawn for summer, or a lightweight wool for a warm winter skirt.
Need a party outfit stat? The Full Circle Skirt’s your girl!
We did it – we’ve made it through January! Wind and rain be gone – we’re sure Spring is just around the corner! *prays*
Despite the cold, it’s been a fantastic month here at Sew Over It, and we emerged from the Christmas holidays full of inspiration and excitement for the year ahead. We launched the second year of our hugely popular PDF Club as well as our stunning new Charlotte Dress. Plus for our local beginner sewers, we launched our newly updated Intro to Dressmaking class, featuring our brand new Ava Skirt. Of course you lot have also been busy sewing up a storm, and we’ve loved browsing through the #SOIshowoff hashtag on Instagram. Keep those makes coming!
This month’s winner of our #SOIshowoff competition is Coco, who has made this beauty of a Pussy Bow Blouse. The print is such a fab choice, and we love the way she’s styled it! Berets to match every outfit we say!
Congratulations Coco! A £20 voucher for our online shop will be on its way to you soon!
If you’ve joined the PDF Club this year, you’ll know we’ve got lots of pattern goodness to bring you this 2018 – a whopping twelve PDF patterns no less! And we’re bringing you the very first one of the year today. Let us introduce the beautiful new Charlotte Dress!
The Charlotte Dress is a kimono-sleeved pleated dress with a faux-wrap over front, a waistband and lapel collar. It closes at the centre back with an invisible zip.
Designed with lots of style-ease for a comfortable fit, the dress comes with a fabric belt to cinch it in at the waist, held in place with belt loops.
Oh and don’t let us forget the best feature – roomy pockets!
The ultimate in elegance, Charlotte is stylish and flattering on so many shapes; a go-to pattern for those special occasions.
Make her up as a sophisticated work dress, or sewn in an exquisite fabric she makes the perfect wedding outfit.
Featuring a relaxed, comfy fit, Charlotte has a contemporary feel but with her lovely collar, v-neck faux wrap and pretty hourglass shape, she offers a nod to the elegance of the past.
Designed with intermediate stitchers in mind, this is a techniques-filled pattern with lots to learn. Create a beautiful finish inside and out with a self-lined waistband, cleverly-crafted collar and a new method for inserting pockets.
We’re well into this brand new year of 2018, and so excited for what it’s going to bring. Our PDF Club launched last week and it’s already promising so much pattern goodness! But we still have one thing to fasten up from 2017 – our #SOIshowoff winner for December! We’re super late on this one after a nasty bout of flu hit the office, but we’re back and have had such an inspiring time looking through your makes on Instagram.
We’ve picked December’s winner because she went BIG – with not one, not two, but THREE of our patterns sewn into the prettiest outfit. Carrie‘s made a Tulip Skirt, Ella Blouse, and Coco Jacket and paired them all together in this super cute ensemble. It’s okay if we copy her, right?
Congratulations Carrie! We’re so impressed by your lovely outfit! A £20 voucher for our online shop is on its way to you!