Spring sewing with NZ designers

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?

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“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

The Nullarbor Cami

from Muna and Broad (Christchurch)

The ultimate scrap buster, this cami and cami dress is bra-friendly, features bust darts and a facing for a high quality finish.

This cami was drafted for a D cup (4″ difference between over bust and full bust measurement).

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Ella Skirt

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.

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

The Farris Jumpsuit

from Jennifer Lauren Handmade (Dunedin)

The Farris Jumpsuit & Playsuit is part of JLH’s Quincy+Mayberry mix’n’match sewing pattern set.

Switch out tops and bottoms between the three patterns in the range to create an almost endless mix of perfect dresses, jumpsuits and playsuits (rompers) to match your own taste and wardrobe needs.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Robin Dress

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.

The Teddy Dress

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.

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

The Tia Dress

from Trish Newberry Design (Dunedin)

The Farris Jumpsuit & Playsuit is part of JLH’s Quincy+Mayberry mix’n’match sewing pattern set.

Switch out tops and bottoms between the three patterns in the range to create an almost endless mix of perfect dresses, jumpsuits and playsuits (rompers) to match your own taste and wardrobe needs.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Camille Top

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.

The Block Tee

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.

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

The Tipa Dungarees

from Below the Kōwhai (Christchurch)

These dungarees have a relaxed fit with simple style lines, with shorts or trouser variations and a cuffed hem.

Get the matching kid-sized Tipa too!

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

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