Lovely NZ Sewing Patterns

Love shopping & supporting local? Here’s another installment of patterns from NZ Sewing Pattern Designers!

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“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

The Bowen Dress

The Bowen Dress is a free pattern which is available through Peppermint Magazine, but which was designed by the NZ-based designer of Hubba Ding Patterns.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Viola Knit Top

The Viola Knit Top from North-Island-based Forget Me Not Patterns is available up to a 143cm or 56.5″ hip.

The pattern comes with two neckline options: collarless (which is a simpler sew), or an asymmetric collar and the sleeves come in three length options: three-quarter length, full length, and past the wrist.

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The Kinfolk Dress

The new Kinfolk Dress from Jennifer Lauren Handmade (based in Dunedin) comes in A to F cups, sizes 6 to 34 (up to hip 159.5cm or 62 3/4″).

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Dulcie Boxer Briefs

The Dulcie Boxer Briefs are the latest pattern from Leila and me through Muna and Broad.

Designed as underwear and chub rub shorts, this pattern is available from 41.5-71.5″ (105-182cm) Hip but if the sizes are too small to include you, we’ll grade them up at no extra cost.

Perfect for wearing under dresses or even over tights!

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Gathered Top- Dress

The Gathered Top-Dress from Auckland-based Ford Wardrobe is a new-print sewing tutorial that steps you through drafting this dress or top for your own measurements.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Jess! Serious, what is this roundup? It’s winter and none of these are appropriate! All of these could be layered! Check out the Knit tops for winter layers blog.

Need more inspo?

The Dua Dress

The Dua Dress from Christchurch-based Makyla Creates has a stand collar which buttons closed at the left shoulder.

The pattern is available up to a 131cm or 51.5″ hip

The Rossi Wrap + Fredy Wrap Pattern

From NZ-based The Bold One, The Rossi Wrap + Fredy Wrap Pattern is a 2-in-1 pattern comes with HEAPS of options including necklines, sleeves and different height patterns depending on your particular measurements.

The Harley Dress Pattern

The Harley Dress Pattern from My Keeper Clothing comes in 2 size ranges, 6-14 – bust 80-100cm and 16-20 – 100-120cm.

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Storm flaps

This week I’m smitten with storm flaps, basically on anything. While they’re functional on jackets or on trench coats (they’re supposed to direct the rain water off you), they’re purely aesthetic on shirts and dresses… I suppose they’re also purely aesthetic on jackets that haven’t used water proof or water resistant fabric..

Either way, I’m obsessed with them, on trench coats but also on dresses and shirts! I like them aesthetic and functional!

The Helmi trench blouse & tunic dress from Named Patterns

The straight-cut blouse has elements from the classic trench coat, such as the cape and sleeve straps. The rounded collar and slightly curved hem with slits add a touch of soft femininity. The more streamlined tunic variation is also straight-cut and has a simple stand-up collar, half sleeves, and a curved hem. Both variations have a discreet and elegant hidden button placket.

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Henri Trench from République du Chiffon

 HENRI is a classic overcoat that has been adapted with a simple, elegant, and feminine style. Its ample cut means it can be worn over any outfit. Raglan sleeves and patch pockets give it an authentic look. Play with the symmetry of the front storm flap and back rain guard for more fun.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Jack trench coat from Ready To Sew

A contemporary twist on a trench coat. It has a relaxed fit and features big curved lapels, a gathered collar and a self-tied waist. Design to be worn open.

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BARBARA from I Am

I am Barbara, a twist on the classic shirt: I have classic shirt sleeves and collar, cuffs with a slit opening, a back yoke and a center-back pleat. My front buttons are hidden under a placket and I have a wide cut. I can also be made as a dress.
My details make me very original: my front and/or back flounces are set in the sleeves. I have three different flounce variations with or without godets for a truly unique style.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Lola Linen Trench from Fabrics Store

Free pattern available to download through the link above.

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Cortland Trench from Grainline

With its modern swing shape and length that hits mid-hip, the Cortland is an update on the classic trench. Raglan sleeves give you plenty of movement and room for layering while the storm flaps and generous collar keep out inclement weather. The Cortland also features a double-breasted front closure and roomy welt pockets. All seams are bound, which not only gives your coat a professional finish, but also helps it stand up to wear and tear.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Suraya Jacket from Sew Over It

Suraya features a host of lovely details, including epaulettes, storm flaps, sleeve loops, a back vent, welt pockets, collar and lapels. The main body of the jacket is unlined, though the set-in sleeves are lined for comfort. The seams are bound with bias binding for a stunning, super satisfying finish. The jacket is designed to hang open so there are no closures at the front.

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Trench coat, pattern №742 from Grasser

 It’s a regular fit A-line below-the-knee trench coat with lining. Front has one-piece side panels; trench coat is single breasted with combined central closure that consists of 1 installed snap button and hidden button panel with 8 sewn buttonholes and 8 buttons. Front has two patch pockets with one-piece flaps.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

LOOSE-FIT DRESS/SHIRT LE 606 from DP Studio

A belted dress with a lot of volume on the top half, to which a series of pleats is added on sleeves, back and skirt level. The back is enhanced by a yoke and two bellows pockets bring the dress a sporty look.

Isla trench coat from Named Patterns

This timeless trench coat is a wardrobe staple! The straight-cut, lined coat has plenty of details, such as a belted collar, a cape, welt pockets, a belt, and tabs on sleeve openings. There is a vent at the back for added comfort. The double-breasted button fastening adds a classic look which is topped off with double top stitching.

ULYSSES TRENCH from Victory Patterns

ULYSSES mixes trench coat styling with a modern look. This relaxed, straight-cut jacket features draped elements such as a shawl collar and a clean-lined, curved back “rain guard” overlay.

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TPC8//TRENCH JACKET from Trend Patterns

 It’s a regular fit A-line below-the-knee trench coat with lining. Front has one-piece side panels; trench coat is single breasted with combined central closure that consists of 1 installed snap button and hidden button panel with 8 sewn buttonholes and 8 buttons. Front has two patch pockets with one-piece flaps.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

HANNAH DRESS from Victory Patterns

Not technically storm flaps, I’m going to go ahead and claim this one as on-topic since I think this crossover would direct water.

HANNAH is a sleeveless dress with a subtle A-line shift silhouette. It features angled side seams and front pockets, which transition cleverly into folding side-panels that wrap around to the back and criss-cross over each other. The hemline, with its upward curve at the sides and a subtle dip in the back, takes its inspiration from men’s shirting, A high neckline is edged with a double fold binding. The button up front is concealed with a hidden button placket for a minimal touch.

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Jacket, pattern №826 from Grasser

 It’s a regular fit A-line below-the-knee trench coat with lining. Front has one-piece side panels; trench coat is single breasted with combined central closure that consists of 1 installed snap button and hidden button panel with 8 sewn buttonholes and 8 buttons. Front has two patch pockets with one-piece flaps.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

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Shackets are back

Shackets are in for winter this year- I don’t make the rules, but it’s definitely official and I’ve stamped my approval on it!

I say shackets are back, but since there’s always so many folks asking ‘what exactly is a shacket’ I think maybe they’re actually in for the first time?

A shacket is a cross between a shirt and a jacket. Not as warm as a coat, they’re generally unlined wool button-up jackets with button plackets and big chest pockets. They come in a variety of length but they’re almost all oversized and feature a drop shoulder.

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Looking for shacket sewing patterns? Or shirt jacket sewing patterns? Here’s a roundup of some of the shackets which can keep you warm this year!

The Savannah Shacket is a free pattern from Mood Sewciety

The Logan Shacket from StyleArc is available in a variety of print formats- be aware that the patterns aren’t necessarily A0 files from StyleArc unless you purchase the A0 multi-size pattern (which costs more) as they use a 36″ print as their standard size (similar to Europe). I can print these, but they’re priced differently to A0 prints since their length is always variable.

The Shoalhaven Shacket from Muna and Broad is a cross between a shirt and a jacket and is perfect for a cozy wool jacket!

Muna and Broad makes plus size sewing patterns, and will grade patterns up to your size if their current size chart is too small to include you.

I’m 1/2 of Muna and Broad so this is blatant favouritism on my part.

Want more pattern ideas?

The Polina Oversized Shacket from Tint of Mint Patterns

Also check out the:
The Fairmount Shacket from Hey June
Franzi Shacket free pattern
Carter Shacket from Trish Newberry
Shirt Jacket from Coralina Patterns
Adult Shirt Jacket from Peekaboo Patterns
Men’s Shirt Jacket from Clothwork Collective
Ingrid Shacket from Viki Sews

The Bud Shacket from Seamwork is a great price if you have an ongoing Seamwork membership

The Rya Shirt/Coat from Fibremood

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Big pocket patterns

It’s fruit gathering season. Urban scavenging season. Pear detritus time. Every time I’ve been out with the dog on our long evening walks I’ve regretted not being able to fit Even More Produce into my already ample pockets.

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

The Pocket Skirt from Peppermint Mag

This free skirt pattern was designed by Tara from Paper Theory and is available from 60-121cm (24-47.5″) waist and 86-146cm (34-57.5″) hip

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Jumpsuit from Rational Dress Society

This free pattern comes in a variety of styles and fits in order to cover a lot of bodies and genders.

Add more pockets. Add cargo pockets on the legs. Prepare to load yourself up!

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Muna and Broad

The Belmore Jacket (left) and Sculthorpe Pants (right) both have generous pockets suitable for produce. The pockets on the Belmore are bonus pockets from the M&B Patreon.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Akerfeldt Coat from Elbe Textiles is available 132cm (52″) chest. This unlined, boxy coat has great pockets and can have a hood or collar.

Those huge gusseted pockets look ideal for filling with goodies!

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Stokx Patterns

Berlin-based Aussie pattern designer has The 7 Dress (left) and the Carla Rock skirt (right)

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Rushcutter Dress

The Rushcutter Dress from Sydney-based In The Folds has pockets which run down to the bottom hem of the dress!

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Lichen Duster

The Lichen Duster from Sew Liberated has pockets which could probably be made even deeper

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Soline Shorts

The Soline Shorts from Staystitch Pattern Company

These gusseted pockets could be increased even further to give more room for fruit!

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Georgie Pinafore

The Georgie Pinafore from Dunedin-based Jennifer Lauren Handmade

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Boiled Wool Patterns

It’s that chilly time of the year where boiled wool returns to shops! Last night I spotted new boiled wools on the For Fabrics Sake website (I particularly like the pinks and plums they’ve got)- and since I already ordered myself some of the plum fabric, it’s safe to tell you about it now!

Of course, boiled wool can be a bit confusing. It’s a knit, but it’s for jackets, but it doesn’t fray so you don’t have to overlock or finishes the edges? Here are some patterns which work in boiled wool- some that are even specifically for boiled wool fabrics!

The Loden Sweater

Free Loden Sweater from Dressmakers’ Guild

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Leila and I have released 5 outerwear patterns together through Muna and Broad!

Our Mallee Jacket, Shoalhaven Shacket and Belmore Jacket are all great with boiled wool

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Boxwood Hoodie

The free Boxwood Hoodie from Mood Fabrics

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The Foreman Jacket

This boiled wool jacket uses The Foreman Jacket from Merchant & Mills

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Tobin Sweater

The Tobin Sweater from Cashmerette is shown here in boiled wool!

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The Big Easy Top

The Big Easy Top from The Maker’s Atelier

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot
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The French Dart Shift Tunic

The French Dart Shift tunic from Maven Patterns

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Eve Jacket

The Eve Jacket from Schnittchen Patterns

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Ursula Coatigan

The Ursula Coatigan from SewgirlintheUK

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot
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Bianca Coat

The Bianca Coat from Sew Me Something

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Jocko pullover

The Jocko pullover from Ready To Sew

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Ninot Jacket

The Ninot Jacket from Pauline Alice Design

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Boiled wool scraps?

I’ve been a bit obsessed with these boiled wool cushion covers, and I’m sure I have enough extra bits of boiled wool in my scrap stash to make myself a few throw cushion covers.

Here’s a tutorial from thehomesihavemade.com

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Jeans sewing patterns!

Denim blue is basically a neutral which fits in with your wardrobe, no matter what your signature colours are and as colder weather rolls around here, jeans are on my mind!

You can go all out, adding top-stitching and rivets and the rest, or you can keep it low-key and skip all the extra steps! Today I’ve rounded up some jeans sewing patterns for you, some are more ‘classic jeans’ than others!

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Noice Jeans

The Noice Jeans from Muna and Broad come with a wide-leg view and a ‘mum jean’ view (left)

If the sizes are too small to include you, this will be graded up at no extra cost.

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

The Worker Trouser

Made famous in Christchurch by Naomi, the Worker Trouser from The Modern Sewer

“The Garden at Bougival” by Berthe Morisot

Claryville Jeans

The Claryville Jeans from Workroom Social

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Heroine Jeans

The Heroine Jeans from Merchant & Mills

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Square Pants

The Square Pants from Stokx Patterns are gender neutral pants

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Marilyn Jeans

The Marilyn Jeans from Charm Patterns

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Calamint Jeans

The Calamint Jeans is a free pattern from Mood Sewciety

“Villa with Orange Trees, Nice” by Berthe Morisot

Getaway Jeans

The Getaway Jeans from Sewing Workshop

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Jordan Jeans

The Jordan Cropped Jeans from Studio Calicot

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Ultimate Jeans

The Ultimate Jeans from Sew Over It

Work Pants

The Azuki Work Pants from Waffle Patterns

Jeans for men?

Shopping denim? Check out this blog on where to shop denim in NZ

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