Our New Basics Patterns

We have FIVE new patterns, our Basics Collection, that will be released on January 1 as PDF patterns, and on January 15 as paper patterns

And we are going to start a pre-sale of those patterns now.  Order these patterns now as a PDF (paper pattern pre-sale starts after Christmas) and get 25% off the pattern price.  You will get an email with a link to the pattern on January 1!  This pre-sale ends on December 31.

 
Also, order all the patterns as a bundle for an even bigger discount!
Folkwear Basics

This pattern line is a collection of simple patterns based on the premise of folk and historic clothing.  These basic pieces are easy to sew, easy to fit, comfortable to move and work in, and are a great canvas for creativity.  Make these pieces simple and plain, or embellish till your heart's content.  All are in size range of XS-3XL.  Meet these new patterns below!

This simple, fully-lined jacket is the perfect piece - no matter the season. The roomy fit, simple open front design, and built-on sleeves create a lovely jacket that can be made with many different fabrics. The design features a back seam and side seams, patch pockets, and bound sleeve openings. Because this jacket form is so simple, it makes a perfect canvas for creativity. Show off your quilting, applique, fabric painting, or embroidery skills.  Use coordinating or unique combinations of fabric for outer layer and lining - the possibilities are endless. This is also an easy project to make a reversible jacket (we will have instructions on our blog in January).
Available as a PDF pattern, on pre-sale now for 25% off (you will get a link for the pattern on January 1)

Our easy-to-sew, low-calf-length pinafore dress features two patch pockets with pocket bands and wide straps that button in front. A perfect everyday dress that can be worn in any season, it is practical and simple.  Wear over a shirt and leggings for winter, or on its own or with a tank top for summer.  This makes a great lounge dress, work/garden smock, or comfortable dress to wear out and about.

Available as a PDF pattern, on pre-sale now for 25% off (you will get a link for the pattern on January 1).

These simple, elastic-waist pants are super comfortable.  Easy to sew and easy to wear, they feature a high-rise waist and front pockets with a pocket flap detail that is fun to embellish (add embroidery or buttons!). The waistband casing can be altered for a drawstring if that is preferred. Make these in a crisp cotton for work, twill for gardening, or soft flannel for lounging. 

Available as a PDF pattern, on pre-sale now for 25% off (you will get a link for the pattern on January 1).

This easy-sew tunic pattern features a handkerchief hem, side vents, and dolman, three-quarter length sleeves. The fit is roomy and loose, making a comfortable and stylish piece to wear over leggings or jeans. The high neckline is closed in the back with a hook-and-eye at the slit.  Gorgeous in silk for a dressy look or perfect in a rumpled linen, this tunic can be an everyday piece to wear again and again.

Available as a PDF pattern, on pre-sale now for 25% off (you will get a link for the pattern on January 1).

Basics - Overcoat

Simple, un-lined construction, with built on sleeves (dolman-like) and a one-piece front placket, make this a quick coat to sew up. The roomy fit allows this coat to be layered over bulky winter clothing, and provides a fashionable look as well. The collar can be buttoned for a warm stand-up collar or can lay flat. The large front placket can be buttoned either direction with big novelty buttons or plain and simple ones. You can add large snaps or even button-and-loops or frogs. The wide sleeves come nearly to the wrist and end in a wide and deep cuff. Make the cuff and/or collar from contrasting fabric (or even fur) for an interesting or dramatic look. The large pockets are essential for any coat and provide an opportunity for embellishment or use of a contrast fabric. 
 

Available as a PDF pattern, on pre-sale now 25% off (you will get a link for the pattern on January 1).