Dupe this 4

Hello and welcome to Dupe This, episode 4, you can catch episode 3, episode 2 and episode 1 on the blog.

If you’ve read these Dupe posts before then you know they’re really just an excuse for me to dump a heap of info all in one place, and also a thing I use to justify how I’m always looking to find the exact fabric that has been used to make clothes!

In this episode, I also tell you where to find double gauze in NZ and drop some links to what might be new-to-you fabric stores!

Duplicate these looks

The Matilda Dress from Cool Stitches would be a lovely dupe for this summery dress.

Pair it with washer cotton from The Fine Cloth Company, or shirting from Fabric Box in Auckland.

Dupe this cornflower blue silk top with the Barons Dress from Daughter Judy Patterns or the LB Pullover from Paper Theory.

Cornflower silk from The Fine Cloth Company would be a great match but I also recommend Fab Fabrics, who frequently has 40% off their silk if you’re an email newsletter subscriber.

I love this dramatic sleeve on a simple shape (here’s evidence and here’s even more evidence)! You could use the Muna and Broad Torrens Box Top like I did or the ZW Soft Blouse from Birgitta Helmersson with a double gauze fabric (sometimes called double muslin).

Double gauze in NZ?

Here’s a little list of places that I’ve spotted with double gauze, ordered vaguely by price, from lowest to highest.

Replicate this pleated floral skirt with this fabric from Fab Fabrics and the free vintage-style skirt from Peppermint Magazine or the 3 Pleat Skirt from Assembly Line Patterns..

Or for a bright fabric, this palm leaf linen, this blush tropical linen or this bright blue daisy print on cotton lawn.

Use the Belemnite Dress from Marilla Walker and silk crepe de chine from Hawes and Freer in Auckland or the silk cdc from The Fine Cloth Company in Wellington to replicate this sage green dress.

For a cheaper fabric, a tencel twill from The Fabrics Shop in Otara could work.

Use the Bakerloo Blouse with added tiers with a cotton voile or lovely crisp cotton lawn.

This organic shirting or this organic voile from Hawes and Freer would be nice as would this Japanese shirting from Nick’s. Narrow down the poplin and lawn shirtings by colour at Miss Maude.

I definitely think the Muna and Broad Atrax Top is a great dupe for this but the StyleArc Esme, Forget-Me-Not Sylvie, and True Bias Nikko also have similarities.

The best fabric match would be one of the earthy shades from Fable Fabrics, but it would also look lovely in a merino from Nick’s or even in a brown striped knit from Morelands.

Joan’s Fabrics in Auckland has a similarly bright floral from Fabric Godmother to replicate this shirt on Rose Matafeo as does Harmer and Huff.

The pattern looks like a shirt with a set-in sleeve and a scarf tied like a pussy bow.

Want shirt sewing patterns?

You know I love to find an exact fabric for you!

Fab Fabrics has this exact print but in white and red and this fabric has similar monochromatic line drawing vibes if the monochrome is your deal.

The Lena Shift or the June Sheath, both from StyleArc, could be great fits.

Want to get printing?

Email your PDF pattern files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and A4 from $.15 per page

Recent pattern printing

Some fun new patterns have come through the printer in the last wee while, so here’s a roundup of some goodies that looked particularly interesting! I’ve also included some recommendations for NZ-based places to shop for fabrics which would be a good fit for these projects.

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Mitchell Trousers

The Mitchell Trousers is a new pattern from Closet Core in Canada. They’re available in 2 size ranges, the largest up to a 160cm (63″) hip.

Pleated trouser with a fly front, they have deep pleats and a tapered and wide-leg view.

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Bottom weight fabric?

Check out my blogpost on ‘Shopping denim in NZ and check out the range of Canvas & Drills at The Fabric Box in Auckland and the canvas selection at Backstreet Bargains.

Millicent Dress

The Millicent Wrap Dress from Aussie-based StyleArc is available up to 154cm (61″) hip and comes with elbow length and bracelet length sleeve options.

Lightweight summery fabrics?

Check out my blogpost on ‘Seersucker in NZ and the range of lovely cottons from The Fine Cloth Company in Wellington (I the Washer Cotton would make a great dress)! As always, Miss Maude has a delightful selection of shirting weight fabrics.

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Matilda Dress

The Matilda Dress from Cool Stitches is available up to 153.7cm (60.5″)

This new-to-me pattern company has some great fashion-forward sewing patterns.

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Classic Shirt

The Classic Shirt from Modern Sewing Co is available up to 119cm (46.8″) hip, which is smaller than the size range available on some of their other patterns.

Not your size? More shirts!

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Marlo Sweater

The Marlo Sweater from True Bias is available in a standard size range and larger size range (up to 151cm (59.5″) hip

I’ve printed quite a few of these recently, so it must be sweater weather here in NZ!

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Alida Skirt

The Alida Skirt from Fibremood is available up to ??

Man, it’s hard to find info on the Fibremood website and life is short. Cool pattern though!

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Ora Pinafore

The Ora Pinafore from Australian-based Soften Studio has a sadly small size range, going up to a Size 18 or 119cm (46.8″) hip

This relatively new pattern company has some great patterns so fingers crossed for a future size expansion

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Robin Dress

The Robin Dress from Liam by Ruby (NZ-based designer) is available up to 155cm (61″) hip.

This slim-fit bias dress has a few neckline options and length options and is designed for woven fabrics.

Want to get printing?

Email your PDF pattern files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and postage within NZ is available

New-ish from NZ

PDF Sewing Patterns from NZ? A roundup of Indie Sewing Patterns from NZ? A collection of New Zealand Sewing Patterns? Yes- I’m back with more!

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Sylvie Knit Top

The Sylvie Knit Top from Forget-me-not Patterns is a drapey design with options, including a cowl neck, flutter sleeves, and more understated sleeveless and round neck views.

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Peggy Top

The Peggy Top and Dress pattern from My Keeper has a wrap top and a non-wrap dress both of which have butterfly sleeves.

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Isobel Dress

The Isobel Dress from Paper Doll Patterns is one of the new-ish women’s patterns from a designer that’s already released quite a few children’s designs!

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Chloe Maxi

The Chloe Tiered Maxi Dress from Makyla Creates is a tiered maxi dress that screams of summer, but could also be layered under a turtleneck for ChCh summer.

For extra summer protection, RUBY has a free bucket hat pattern available!

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The Gracie Wrap

The Gracie Wrap Bundle from The Bold One comes with oodles of customisation options including different sleeves, different necklines, etc.

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Luna Lounge Set

The Luna Lounge Set from Jennifer Lauren Handmade has heaps of pattern options for woven loungewear!

Want more local designs?

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Melba Dress

The Melba Dress from Muna and Broad is a simple, relaxed dress made with warm weather in mind

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Weiland Tank

The Weiland Tank from Elbe Textiles is a cropped tank with a built-in shelf bra

This has made the roundup becauseI’m counting Lauren from Elba Textiles as an honorary NZer, since she did live in Christchurch for a while.

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Eadie Top

The Eadie Top from Hubba Ding has dropped shoulders and a ruffle between the bodice and sleeve.

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More warm weather sewing inspo?

Want to get printing?

Email your PDF pattern files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and postage within NZ is available

Dupe This 3

Welcome to Dupe This episode 3, you can catch episode 2 and episode 1 on the blog.

The dupe in this means duplicate rather than to be tricked by. Although, I suppose if the pattern and fabric match I recommend is a good enough match then you might trick people into thinking you purchased this exact look, thereby duping them?

Maybe it works both ways!

Wrap or Faux Wrap Dress

This dress pairs a great printed woven fabric with a wrap (or faux wrap bodice that’s finished with a self-fabric bias binding. There’s a casing around the waist for ties (which seem to tie in the back or the side) and the sleeves are elbow length with a slight blouson that’s gentle gathered into cuffs.

Duplicate this look with:

Millicent Wrap Dress from StyleArc
Roseclair Dress from Cashmerette
Hannah Dress from By Hand London
Poppy Dress from Hubba Ding
June Dress from Hubba Ding
Noor Dress from Fabrics Store (free)

A crisp cotton will best replicate the look of this dress. Consider poplin, shirtings and even cotton sateen if you’d like a bit more structure.

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Chore Jacket

Are you one of those inspirational people who both loves the look of and the act of sewing topstitching? I’m not but I have rounded up a selection of Chore Jackets on the blog.

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If what you love about the jackets above is the bold colours, check out the range of Canvas & Drills at The Fabric Box in Auckland. They have fabric in that bright Yves Klein blue!

V-neck Dress with ruffles

This dress has a v-neck, dropped shoulders with gathered sleeves. There’s 2 tiers of fabric gathered into the bodice. The fabric used brings a decent amount of structure which lets the sleeves sit out from the body rather having them drape down the arm.

Duplicate this look with:

Duplantier Dress from Elbe Textiles
Julia Dress from Hubba Ding
Faye Dress from Hubba Ding
Pixie Dress from StyleArc

A crisp cotton like a liberty lawn or cotton voile will replicate the look of this fabric.

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Shirt with frill collar

The Honey Top from FibreMood is the closest match that I could find!
Also check out: TFS Bloom Shirt & Dress and The Daisy Shirt.

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A cotton shirting will be the best fabric to replicate the look of the shirt on the left (poplin, lawn, etc). A chambray or shirt-weight denim will replicate the shirt on the right.

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Dupe the fabric

If you’ve been on the ChCh sews email newsletter you’ll know that I LOVE finding garments made from fabrics I’ve seen online. I spotted these dresses that are made with silk check from TFS! I love how this simple silhouette lets the fabric shine.

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Quilted Jackets & Coats

I fell into the rabbit hole and ended up with a whole roundup of quilted jackets & coats!

I’d say that with the round neckline and welt pockets the closest pattern match would be the Tamarack Jacket from Grainline Studios. However, this jacket has a dropped shoulder and a much more relaxed fit than the Tamarack, and if that’s what you like then perhaps the M&B Grainger Coat is for you.

Shackets- shirt style jacket

If you’re loving the shacket look, checkout my roundup full of shacket patterns!

If you love the check/plaid look then The Fabrics Shop in Otara has a great range online (at a great price).

Want to get printing?

Email your PDF pattern files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and A4 from $.15 per page

Quilted Jacket Sewing Patterns

Hello Friends! I know we recently pronounced that cool weather sewing was done with and that collectively we’d emotionally moved on to sewing for warmer weather. Well, I’ve fallen into a rabbit hole of quilts, quilting and quilted garments and the warm weather can be damned!

Here’s 10 great quilted jacket PDF sewing patterns which were designed specifically with quilted fabrics in mind!

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Grainger Coat

The Grainger from Muna and Broad is available up to a 162cm (64″) bust and 182cm (71.5″) hip.

The pattern comes with 2 lengths and different size pockets to keep the look proportional.

The Tamarack Jacket

The OG Tamarack from Grainline Studio is available in 2 size ranges (purchased separately) up to a 142cm (56″) bust and 149cm (59″) hip

The Tamarack features fancy welt pockets and View B has buttons up the front (and I presume a bit of extra length across the front to give them space).

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Patchwork Chore Coat

This Patchwork Coat from Patchwork and Poodles was designed with quilting in mind! It’s available up to a 147cm (58″) bust and 152cm (60″) hip. The coat pattern can be combines with the quilt patterns from the same company.

Love a Chore Jacket?

I guess the Patchwork Chore Coat above could have been included with my roundup of chore jacket/workwear jacket sewing patterns.

Hovea Jacket

The Hovea from Megan Nielsen comes with 2 size ranges (purchased separately) and the largest size is 152cm (60″) bust and 157cm (62″) hip.

The Hovea has multiple views with different neck treatments, pockets and lengths

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Ayora Jacket

The Ayora from Pauline Alice Patterns is available up to 120cm (47″) bust and 102cm (40″) waist.

This reversible jacket has an interesting facing/button placket which wraps around the quilted section to form the collar, placket and hem.

Want outer layers?

If you want outer layer sewing patterns, but you don’t want to quilt then you might like

Beachcomber Jacket

The Beachcomber from Laundry Basket Quilts has no easy to find info on their size chart but the picture was so quilt-y that I included it anyway!

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Juniper Quilted Jacket

The Juniper from Sarah Kirsten is available up to a 163cm (64″) bust and 142cm (56″) waist.

This jacket comes with 2 lengths and different shaped pockets.

Easton Jacket

The Easton from Seamwork is ‘free’ if you’re a Seamwork member and is available up to a 137cm (54″) bust and 147cm (58″) hip

This jacket has a shawl collar which I haven’t seen on other quilted jackets!

Snaps on your Jacket?

Although some quilted outers use regular buttons, quite a few seem to use snaps! If you’re thinking you’d like to get serious about adding snaps to your me-mades then you might want a snap press!

I bought mine from Minkylicious (and still haven’t used it yet), but shops which specialise in nappy fabrics will likely be selling snap tools (GreenBeans NZ is).

Molly Jacket

The Molly from Fibre Mood is available up to 146cm (57.5″) bust and 145cm (57″) hip.

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Gibson Coat

The Gibson from It’s All In The Stitch is a reversible pattern that’s available up to 127cm (50″) bust and 132cm (52″) hip

Want to get printing?

Email your PDF pattern files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and A4 from $.15 per page

Chore Jacket Patterns

Workwear Jackets, Chore Jackets, Artist Jackets! Hard-wearing jackets for working hard in (and not working hard in)! It’s handy to have big pockets to fill full of things (who doesn’t need a dedicated mask pocket), which will make up for the lack of pockets in so many of the clothes you don’t sew for yourself.

Without further rambling, a selection of Chore Jacket Sewing Patterns!

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Cobden Chore Jacket

The Cobden from Muna and Broad is available up to a 162cm (64″) bust and 182cm (71.5″) hip

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THE Jacket

This Jacket from Atelier Brunette is available up to 126cm (49.5″) bust and 134cm (53″) hip

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Julien Chore Jacket

The Julien from Ready To Sew is available up to a 123cm (48″) bust and 129cm (50″) hip

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Chore Jacket Fabric?

Classic Chore Jackets are made with bottom-weight fabrics that are hard-wearing, so you can work in them! Grabbing a canvas drop cloth from Bunnings or Mitre 10 can be a cost effective solution because the extra width brings the per-metre price down.

Want a denim chore jacket?Check out my blogpost on ‘Shopping denim in NZ‘.

The Rhett Jacket

The Rhett is a free download if you’re a paid Seamwork member.

Available up to 137cm (54″) bust and 147cm (58″) hip

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ZW Workwear Jacket

This zero-waste jacket from Birgitta Helmersson is currently available in sizes EU 36 – 44

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Paola Workwear Jacket

The Paola is a free pattern from Fabrics Store which is available up to a 147cm (58″) hip

Finding buttons

All of these Jackets really highlight their buttons! My favourite places to find buttons in NZ is Hawes and Freer (who have some great eco options like corozo nut and sustainably farmed horn), and TradeMe.

When hunting for buttons on TradeMe, I type in the width I’m looking for and filter the search to items within NZ.

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The Foreman

The Foreman from Merchant & Mills is designed for men and is available up to a 112cm (44″) chest and 98cm (38.5″) waist. It’s not available in their extended size range.

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Remy Shirt

The Remy Shirt from Papercute Patterns is maybe closer to a shacket than a chore jacket but it was too cute to not be included. Add your own extra pockets for storing rocks and other important bits.

Want to get printing?

Email your PDF pattern files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and A4 from $.15 per page

Swim into spring

Over on the ChCh Sews instagram this weekend I asked if you were sewing for winter or if you’ve emotionally moved forward to planning your makes for warmer weather- summer and spring it was! Of course, my mind jumps to swimsuits, so here we are!

Nobody asked but I’ve also included my favourite local-to-Christchurch pools! Scroll down to check them out.

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Faye Swimsuit

The Faye Swimsuit from Closet Core Patterns has multiple views and is available up to a 63″ hip

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Make a rash vest!

Leila used the Muna and Broad Tarlee T-Shirt with the funnelneck to make a sun-smart rash vest!

Most t-shirt patterns will be suitable for converting to a rash vest, but I especially like long sleeves and a high neck for the sun protection! Check out this round up of knit tees for more ideas if the Tarlee isn’t for you!

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Claudia Bikinis

This bikini from Jalie is available up to a 66.5″ hip

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Want more?

Check out the swimsuit roundup from last year if you want more inspiration!

Bethenny One-Piece

This ruched halter neck swimsuit from Gigi Patterns is available up to a 61″ hip

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Sandpiper Swimsuit

The Sandpiper from Helen’s Closet is available up to a 62″ hip

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Speedwell Swimsuit

This free pattern from Mood Sewciety is available up to a 63.5″

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Swim Style Patterns

The Rashi Grace Suit (left) and High Waist Bikini (right) is available up to a 46″ hip

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Hot pools in the South Island?

I love a little dip, but I also love to float about in warm water. Here’s some of my favourite dips to take my me-made togs in order of distance from Chch

Special mention to Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool in Chch which has Women’s only swimming on Wednesdays!

Oasis Swimsuit

This swimsuit pattern from Ellie & Mac comes with multiple views and is available up to 63″ hip

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Coralie Swimsuit

This ruffled swimsuit from Tilly & The Buttons is available up to a 61″ hip

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Violet Swimsuit

This swimsuit from Laela Jeyne comes with multiple views (including this cut-out view) and is available up to a 59″ hip

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Opian Patterns

The Pilatus Swimsuit (right) and Säntis Swimsuit (left) from Opian Patterns are available up to a 48″ hip

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Where to shop swimwear fabric in NZ?

Want to get printing?

Email your PDF pattern files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and A4 from $.15 per page

Free pattern roundup

Everyone loves a bargain and sometimes there’s some real winners! Here’s a roundup of free PDF sewing patterns, just for you.

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Harlow Pajamas

The Harlow Pajamas from Charm Patterns x Gertie is a free PJs sewing pattern that comes in sizes 2-20 with A-H cup sizes

Want more PJs? Check out my sleepwear roundup!

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The Lago Tank

The Lago Tank from Itch to Stitch is a free pattern which is available from sizes 00-20

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Mariana Jacket

The Mariana Jacket is a free pattern from The Fabrics Store (different to NZ-based The Fabric Store).

Want more blazers? Check out my blazer roundup!

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Frances Shirt

The Frances Shirt from Fibremood is a free pattern which is available from sizes XS-XXXL

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Peppermint Jumpsuit

Do you remember when the free Peppermint Jumpsuit from In The Folds took over sewing instagram? I sure do!

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Buyer beware

It’s always a good idea to research patterns before cutting into your good fabric, but especially free patterns! Sometimes you get exactly what you pay for! Check out the hashtags on instagram and do a quick google search (or check out a website like pattern review .com). Most of what I’ve included here are from established pattern designers, so it’s likely that you’ll be getting something that’s consistent with their paid releases.

Basic Instinct Tee

The Basic Instinct Tee from Secondo Piano is a free pattern that you can access when you sign up to her email newsletter.

Available up to a 42.5″ (108cm) bust and 45.5″ (115cm) hip

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Wren Shirt

The free Wren Shirt Pattern from Mood Sewciety is just 1 of SO MANY free patterns on their website.

Want more shirts? You might want these blogs: ‘Shirts, shirts, shirts‘, ‘More shirts‘ and ‘shirts revisited

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Monroe Turtleneck

The Monroe Turtleneck pattern is a free knit tshirt pattern from Tessuti available from XXS-XXL

If the sizing of the Monroe doesn’t include you, you might like this roundup up knit tops for winter layering!

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Elemental Skirt

The Elemental Skirt from Sew House 7 is a free sewing pattern for a simple knit skirt.

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Want more free patterns?

Mary Quant Dress

This free pattern from the V&A museum is available up to a 53″ hip

Want to get printing?

Email your files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started!

Dupe this #2

Hello lovely readers- here’s a quick roundup of some ready-to-wear clothes and patterns that you could use to ‘steal that look’ and sew yourself a version!

Dupe this linen top with The Rātā Top from Chch-based Below the Kōwhai

This linen was in stock at Draper Fabrics a few years ago and you might spot it in your local bricks and mortar store. I feel like it came as both a linen print and a rayon- you can see other patterned rayons at Drapers Fabrics.

For patterned linens, check out Backstreet Bargains and Drapers Fabrics.. or many of the online shops listed here once the weather warms up!

Dupe this bow blouse top with the Tie Bow Blouse from Assembly Line Patterns

A crisp cotton will show the structure of the top, like this black self-gingham, small Japanese check, or micro gingham shirting.

Dupe this woven tee with the Lou Box Top from Sew DIY

Devoré velvet would be a great choice as it has sheer sections, but viscose/silk velvet would also be lush. If sheer is the point, this oak burn out fabric would be a good choice, and if good drape and flowers is the point then maybe a rayon print (or these ones) is what you’re after.

Dupe this with the Roscoe Blouse from True bias but with chunkier neck ties!

This cotton lawn is a similar colour mood, but this daisy and brown rayon gives an autumnal floral mood.

Dupe this gathered-neck top from Kowtow with the Daisy Top from NZ-based sewing pattern designer Hubba Ding

Washer finish cotton from The Fine Cloth Company, or organic cotton poplin from Miss Maude would be great choices for crisp gathers!

Want to get printing?

Email your files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started!

Blazer-ish workwear

Workwear and blazers have been on my mind- not for me, but for you! If you’re thinking ‘hell yeah, I want to make a blazer’ then this is the roundup for you!

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Auburn Blazer

The Auburn Blazer from Cashmerette comes in two lengths, has cup-size options and princess seams.

This blazer gives a close-fit, particularly for busty folks who’ll have trouble buying a blazer off the rack.

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Barberry Jacket

The Barberry Jacket from Charlotte Emma Patterns is a slim-fitting jacket with a cinched waist and exaggerated hemline.

With an eight-panel bodice, notched collar, two-piece sleeves, and a full lining, the Barberry is designed to wear over a shirt rather than layered over a sweater.

This one has vintage vogue vibes for me, and seems like it would be a good fit for folks who veer vintage.

Knit blazers

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Heather Blazer

The Heather Blazer from Friday Pattern Company is an unstructured blazer with an oversized fit.

This gives me 80s tv vibes with its relaxed fit and deep lapel.

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La Paz Jacket

The La Paz Jacket from Itch to Stitch Patterns is designed to be made from structured knit fabrics, like ponte.

With cup-size options, La Pax has princess seams at the front and back for a close fit.

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Full Moon

The Full Moon Blazer and Dress from I Am Patterns.. I mean, it’s the only blazer/dress combo I’ve spotted.

It has long and narrow lapels and is double-breasted and lined.

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Unstructured blazers

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StyleArc

Of course, StyleArc has several options. I’m not really sure what the difference is between the McKenzie Woven Blazer (left) and Janie Blazer (right) other than an extra button set of buttons which aren’t functional…. but here you go!

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Want to get printing?

Email your files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started!