Curious about adding cut-outs to your handmade wardrobe? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that cut-out details don’t necessarily make you have to flash the flesh. There are a plethora of sewing patterns that offer lots of different takes on adding this detail to your handmade wardrobe. Whether you want to show just a peep or have the cut-out take centre stage, we have a pattern for you! We’ve rounded up a literal load of cut-out dresses and cut-out tops that might tempt you to try this trend. Happy browsing!
I going to ease you in gently with just a hint of a cut-out. A peep of skin. These cut-out dresses are super elegant and is a great way to try out the trend without feeling like you’ve got too much on show.
- Vikisews Eliza Dress
- Sew Love Patterns Joelle Dress
- Fibre Mood Lucille Dress
- Maison Fauve Haut Vol Dress
- Named Kerttu Knot Dress and Skirt
Another suggestion for just a hint of a cut-out is to look for a V-shape. The V cut-out puts a very sophisticated spin on this detail and opens up your face.
- McCalls M8167 Dress
- Simplicity S9323 Caftans
- Fibre Mood Josephine Dress
- Vogue V1908 Dress
- Simplicity S9296 Dresses
You don’t just have to keep your cut-outs in the front… these dress patterns keep the wow factor in the back! I love a surprise detail and people won’t be expecting the most exciting bit of your dress to be behind you.
- Vikisews Oona Dress
- Fibre Mood Nina Dress
- Fibre Mood Alena Dress
- Vikisews Uni Dress
- Closet Core Patterns Pauline Dress
- Pattern Fantastique Ether Dress
If you’re completely sold on the cut-out trend – let it take centre stage! These dress patterns make the cut-out the thing you set your eyes on first and feature some clever construction tricks to house them.
- McCalls M8362 Dress
- Vikisews Nadi Dress
- McCalls M8252 Dresses
- McCalls M8253 Dresses
- Vikisews Leora Dress
Not convinced the cut-out is a very wearable feature? You can fake it! If you sew a co-ord in the same fabric, you can create the illusion of a cut-out without actually having one! It will also mean the elements can be worn separately which makes them very versatile.
- Vikisews Lucy Blouse and Vikisews Mara Pants
- Friday Pattern Company Saturday Skirt Set
- Papercut Patterns Estella Dress, Top and Skirt
- Liberty Patterns Florence Palazzo Suit
- Friday Pattern Company Saguaro Set
Are you giving cut-outs the cold shoulder? Why not make it a thing and sew a cold shoulder cut-out?! It’s quite a 90s look which is also very on-trend and the moment.
- Simplicity S9679 Knit Tops
- Ploen Patterns Vera Dress and Top
- Vikisews Kendall Top
- Simplicity SP109 Crop Top
- Juliana Martejevs Liza Top
Get crafty with your knit fabrics and sew a cut-out jersey top! The cut-out detail makes a simple basic top that bit more interesting. It’s a wonderful way to bring this look into your everyday wardrobe.
- Lenealine Matvey Top
- Itch to Stitch Brisbane Top and Dress
- McCalls M8369 Knit Top and Trousers
- Named Sisko Interlace Dress and Top
- Vikisews Miley Bodysuit
- McCalls M8117 Top
And finally, I’ve found a selection of sewing patterns that feature a really cool cut-out shape. From triangles to squares to circles, this will be a really playful sewing project!