The weather is kind of warming up here (with a few diversions along the way), so what better time to have a roundup of spring-appropriate patterns from NZ designers?
- Summer sewing from Aotearoa
- Lovely NZ Sewing Patterns
- New-ish from NZ
- Autumn sewing from Aotearoa designers
- Full list of NZ-based sewing pattern designers
from Forget-Me-Not Patterns (Wellington)
Ella is a gathered skirt pattern designed for woven fabrics. It’s a step above basic, with a subtle high-low hem finished with a gathered tier.
from Scroop Patterns (Wellington)
The Robin Dress is a princess seamed dress with a swishy skirt.
There are pattern pieces for Small (A-B), Medium (C-D) & Large (DD/E+) busts.
From Make by TFS (Auckland)
A playful every-day knit dress pattern, designed to suit a variety of knit fabrics for all seasons, the skirt has subtle paneling to allow for maximised fabric yield.
from Makyla Creates (Christchurch)
The Camille is a cropped, loose fitting top with a curved neck line. The front has two ties, and the shirred sleeves sit just above the elbow.
from Paper Theory Patterns (previously of Dunedin)
A modern, oversized t-shirt, designed to look relaxed and feel easy to wear in a woven fabric.
The body is much wider than a regular t-shirt and the sleeves are longer than normal, sitting just above the elbow, with the angular square armholes being its hallmark feature. The neckline has a hidden binding to complement its minimalist design and the hem turn ups are extra deep to emphasise its boxy silhouette.
More warm weather sewing inspo?
- Shirts, shirts, shirts
- Free sewing patterns
- Sewing with fold-over elastic
- Sewing swimwear
- Sewing for men
Want to get printing?
Email your PDF pattern files through to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. A0 printing is $6 per sheet and postage within NZ is available