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Find my Pattern: Episode 3


Hi team, Kate here and welcome back to another instalment of find my pattern! Those new to this feature, the premise is that you send in images of ready to wear garments you need in your life and I put my best detective hat and and hunt it our for you.  As a self proclaimed pattern nerd… I’m here to help.

I put out a request on Instagram and got loads of lovely emails asking me to help they find what they are after!  I whittled down a shortlist and after a few hours I managed to find some pretty good options. Below is a the original image as well as the patterns that we found and we really hope you enjoy!


Silk Wrap Dress:

Simplicity 8013

The dress on the left costs a whopping $1200, so I can see why Liv wanted to find a better option! The Simplicity 8013 ticks a lot of the boxes, long, wrap fronted statement sleeves and a dramatic tie at the side.

Cropped Jacket:

Serra Jacket  – Pauline Alice

Amelia Jacket  – Sew Over It

This was tricky to find – I don’t think I’ve got the perfect pattern but a mixture of the Amelia jacket with the Serra and I think it’s pretty close. Adding a hood onto the Sew Over it version might be the easiest of the hack options… we’d love to see this finished!

Toast velvet Jumpsuit:

Vogue 9075

This was an easy hunt, as soon as I saw the Toast jumpsuit I thought of the Vogue 9075! Although not completely the same changing the neckline would make the two pretty similar.

Reiss Maxi Dress:

McCalls 7927

Up close the Reiss dress has a super deep V.. almost down to the waist so hunting that out was the first point of call. The McCalls 7927 would be a fantastic base shape to work from to recreate this beautiful dress.

Summer Wrap Dress:

Heidi Wrap Dress- Sew Over It

Part of a Lisa Comfort magazine this  patterns is so close to the picture we got sent through, you’d barely need to make any changes! There is a version of the dress with a ruffle making it bang on!

Villanelle’s Jacket:

The Hot Toddy Coat – Our Lady of Leisure

This TV series had to have the best outfits ever.. this jacket from Villanelle was no exception. A classic tailored jacket made out of a shimmery silk, we thought the Hot Toddy coat was pretty spot on all you’ve got to do it leave off the patch pockets!

Cos Puffa Gilet:

Tamarack Jacket – Grainline Studio

Denali Vest – Seamwork

Both the Denali and the Tamarack would work well to recreate this puffa from Cos, it’s a simple shape and it would be easy to make the tweaks you wanted to get it looking just like it!

The Long White Dress:

Butterick  – 6414

I thought tis was going to be really hard to find this super sleek elegant dress, but I think the Butterick 6414 is a great starting point – a few simple tweaks and you’ll having it looking just like the picture!

The Loungewear Set:

The Jocko Sweater – Ready to Sew

The Amina pants – Papercut Patterns

All I want to be wearing at this time of year is loungewear and this set from Stalf is right up my street. The combo of the Jocko and the Amina means the only thing left to do is hunt out the perfect stripe fabric!

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4 thoughts on “Find my Pattern: Episode 3

  1. I have two pattern ideas which may form the basis of the denim dress.
    Knipmode Stoere denim Jurk
    and jurk 18 Knip Augustus 2018
    Need to be able to hack plus use google translate ( or be a competent sewer who doesn’t need instructions !)

  2. I think the SOI Molly top is a good match for the lounge set especially if you size up maybe 2 sizes.

  3. The velvet V neck jumpsuit could be made from the Style Arc Brice Jumpsuit – in fact I have some black cotton velour that I’m about to make into a Brice with sleeves.

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