I am back from my trip to Singapore! I found it a little difficult to try and keep up with everything while I was away. Please, if I have missed a pattern that was released this month please let me know and I will add it.
In no particular order, these were the patterns that were released in July.
Ohhh Lulu has strayed ever so slightly from her normal lingerie sewing patterns and has added some swimwear pieces to her collection. The Zooey bikini pattern can be purchased as a set or the top and bottoms separately.
The much anticipated Alder dress by Grainline Studio’s was released this month. This is a very wearable piece of clothing and I can see this sleeveless shirt dress being extremely popular. This is also the first pattern that Jen has created and distributed a paper pattern for.
Ralph Pink has been busy and has a whole range of 1920’s inspired couture patterns now available. I was blown away by the playsuit and the decadent wedding dress.
Also last month he produced a range of beach coverups too.
Myrtle is the latest addition to the Colette pattern line for knit fabrics. It is a very simple and sweet dress that has an elastic wasit and cowl neckline.
This month I noticed that there were a lot of very simple or basic patterns for tops released.
Republique du chiffon’s top is called Victor. It is a “wide” top that can be easily customised.
Measure Twice’s new pattern range is called “basics”. The first pattern of this collection is a simple racer back singlet. This is a great pattern that can be adapted in so many ways and is my pick of the bunch.
Tabular rosa knit tee and tunic pattern is by Fit for Art patterns.
In house patterns have two new styles. Jenny is a V-neck tee that offers multiple bust sizings, with short and long sleeve variations.
The second one from In-house patterns this month is Ellen. Ellen is a pair of slim fit, ankle length trousers. They sit lower than the natural waist and have a concealed zip. There is also an option for this pattern to be made as a pair of shorts. I like this one.
As usual Style Arc come out with a few great patterns. Meg is a basic raglan tee that would fit perfectly into any wardrobe.
Sewaholic have released two new patterns. Yaletown is a wrap blouse and dress pattern. It has a flattering cross over neckline that joins to the skirt at an elasticised waist.
Whilst the other pattern Rae is a super simple and sweet skirt designed for beginners. You can also buy a kit with this pattern that has everything you need to make this skirt.
Every month I mention Tina Givens’ new patterns. July is no exception – you must go and have a look at all of her patterns. From my notes I think that Jane, Clara, Jaqueline and Kirsten are new. I thought I had also seen mention of a Greta and Marisha, but I can’t find them now.
If you are looking for something a little more vintage, Soma Patterns now have their O-retro Scarf Blouse – October 1954 available to purchase.
The Kitschy coo Comino cap sleeve dress is another one of those super versatile knit dress and tee patterns.
Teach me fashion have added another wardrobe staple to their pattern line – the shift dress. This dress has princess seams and a cute design element of exposed elastic at the waist.
If you need a pair of shorts, look no further than these unisex Juba shorts by Imagine Gnats. She has posted quite a few mods on her blog and they truly show the potential of this simple pattern.
Anna Maria has been busy and has three new patterns available.
I especially love the lemon drop dress and tunic. This pattern was created in conjunction with her new line of knit fabrics and the sizing is for toddlers, girls and women.
Violette Field Threads create darling childrens patterns. Recently they have been expanding their range for women by creating adult versions of some of their popular patterns.
Vivienne is a skirt and blouse pattern set. The skirt consists of a ruffled underskirt and an asymmetric buttoned overskirt. The blouse has a simple classic look that tones down the super cute skirt.
Another pattern they upsized were the Whitney pleated trousers. This pattern has a skirt variation which shouldn’t be overlooked.
And lastly there is Harlow which is a pleated dress and/or peplum top.
These patterns might be a little too cute for you, but don’t discount them for the not so little girls in your life. My daughter is fast approaching 10 and doesn’t quite fit into childrens patterns anymore. These would be great options that would need only a small amount of adjustment for her.
Was there any patterns in there that you just have to get?
Definitely Alder – i have already purchased the fabric! I am also seriously considering the In house Ellen pants and the Measure Twice Singlet. I think the Violette Field Threads Vivienne set is great too. I love the look of the blouse and my daughter would love the skirt.