Are you looking for a one-piece that you’ll never want to take off? Anitra is your pattern!
Transform your favorite jersey knit fabric into a stylish and comfortable jumpsuit that you can wear dressed out for a night out, in the office with a cute blazer and heels, or sneakers for a comfy day with the family.
If you’re a new sewer, or would like more visual instruction, we’ve created a virtual workshop just for you! Anna is the perfect dress with pockets sewing pattern for a beginning sewer who understands the basics of sewing.
This virtual workshop will show you how to construct your dress from our Anna Dress sewing pattern step by step.
Blanca is a straight shirt dress that’s a great year-around option. She can be made in lighter weight wovens, like linen and cotton, for warmer weather. Or she’d look wonderful in a denim for cooler weather. She’s got optional belt loops at the side seams to pair with your favorite belt.
The right dress can make you feel like a superhero – and Bree is just that!
Dress better than your boss with a look that brings head-turning drama to a classic silhouette.
Got a big presentation at work? Rock the Bree dress. It’s your go-to when you want to impress.
Bree brings the head-turning drama with front and side sashes with a wrap bodice. She brings the function with full size pockets at the side seam. All bodice views provide full coverage. She’s perfect for light/medium weight woven fabrics like cotton, ankara, and linen.
Skills Used: Full lining, zipper, darts
Fabric Suggestions: Light-Medium weight woven as cotton, crepe, georgette, and linen.
Building Patterns was written for students who are new to patternmaking in that it starts with tools and ends with creating garments. With every exercise, students broaden their skill level and gain a deeper understanding of the art of patternmaking. However, for those with some patternmaking knowledge, the text can be used as a reference or one can pick and choose specific exercises they want to focus on.
The information is broken down into 11 subjects, which are fully explored before moving on. In addition, the diagrams are clear and easy to follow which makes the book ideal for visual learners. The text can be applied using individual body measurements.
The text begins with an INTRODUCTION to patternmaking tools and a primer on understanding patterns and patternmaking language. The next subject, SKIRTS (37 exercises), starts with how to draft slopers (templates) then instructs on how to draft flares, pleats, gores, yokes, linings, and many others.
MOULAGE shows how to make an upper body sloper. DART MANIPLATION (16 exercises) covers moving style lines around a bodice and turning darts into flare, pleats, etc. LINES (10 exercises) gives instruction on how to draft princess lines, empire lines, a-lines and more. NECKLINES (16 exercises) covers drafting boat, scalloped, and strapless necklines among others.
The next chapter, COLLARS (17 exercises) covers a wide range of styles from basic collars to more advanced collars. SLEEVES (24 exercises) demonstrates 3 slopers and moves onto basic sleeves like the bell, puff and cap, through to more advanced sleeves with plackets, pleats and cuffs. POCKETS (12 exercises) covers patch, in-seam and welt pockets. PANTS (26 exercises) shows how to draft slack, jean and trouser slopers as well as how to draft a button or zipper fly, a yoke, cuffs, linings and more. The textbook wraps up with how to put all the pieces together to make full GARMENTS. 260 Pages
In Create the Perfect Fit, Joi Mahon debunks traditional fitting rules and shares her measure yourself, measure your pattern style of fitting to help you achieve the best fit possible. With detailed instructions and illustrations, she’ll walk you through the process of measuring your body, applying your measurements to a commercial pattern and creating an exact muslin that will become the base for any future pattern you sew. Learn how one pattern of any size can be adjusted to fit any body type.
With Joi’s tips and techniques, you’ll eliminate fit anxiety and be sewing perfect garments in no time!
Skills and techniques for the fashion-minded sewist!
Award-winning designer and stylist Joi Mahon shares her love of sewing and fashion design in Designer Joi’s Fashion Sewing Workshop.
Whether you’re new to sewing or want to sharpen your skills, you’ll find solid foundational information for learning and mastering sewing techniques including seaming, draping, measuring, making a pattern and more. Throughout the book, you’ll find fun, hands-on exercises to help reinforce a new technique. The best part? Each exercise results in a finished piece!
Divided into sections including Design and Inspiration, Fashion Sketching, The Design Process and Sewing Terminology and Tools, Designer Joi’s Fashion Sewing Workshop makes sewing fun, easy and approachable–while still achieving amazing results.