Dressmaking · Sewing

The Top 5 Patterns On My To-Sew List

I gather a lot of sewing patterns. I have a monthly subscription to the delightful Love Sewing which includes a free pattern with every issue and I also have a bad habit of buying patterns I think are cute when they are on sale!

As I have so many I decided it was time to pull my finger out and start making some of them! I’ve been looking through the ones I have and thought I’d share with you the five patterns that are at the very top  of my pile.

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Simple Sew’s Grace Dress

Simple Sew Grace packet.jpgThis first one will come as no surprise to anybody! Having this dress stump me not once but twice has not forced me to give up, rather I am even more determined to end up with a successful Grace dress. I like the knee-length sleeveless versions best and my next one will aim to be a pretty summer dress to wear this season, so I’d better get on with it soon!




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New Look Misses’ Easy Kimonos

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Speaking of summer, this next one is perfect for all those hot days we’ve been having here. A floaty chiffon-style throw-on sounds lovely! I fancy the look of the shorter waist-length ones better at the moment, but that long floral number on the packet is appealing!





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Colette’s Dahlia Dress

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I bought the Dahlia dress from Colette a Christmas or two ago during a 20% off sale and it’s been sitting in my downloads for long enough. I really like the idea of a check or houndstooth version to spruce up my wardrobe for my upcoming new job! This will be the first time I make something with actual sleeves (if it’s for work I’d like a more conservative option!) so that’ll be interesting.




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Simple Sew’s Juliette Tie-Back Blouse

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Another one from Simple Sew, this time the Juliette Tie-Back Blouse, which won me over with the tie-back part. It’s super cute and I’d love to make a spotty one like the one featured on the cover – or maybe a summery floral? Either way, this one will hopefully be fun!




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Itch to Stitch’s Emily Culottes


This last one is a new buy for me but it’s shot up there to the top of the to-try list. I have never thought about making culottes, or even trousers – trying to fit something properly to my hips is intimidating – but this pattern was reduced to $5 (which is like £4 here in the UK) and we’re in the middle of a mega heat wave and I just thought, hey Hayley, culottes would be good to wear right about now. So now I own this pattern. It would be good to be able to make and wear some before summer is completely over!


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What patterns are on the top of your to-sew pile? Have you sewn up any of the ones on my list before? Any thoughts or advice on them?

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3 thoughts on “The Top 5 Patterns On My To-Sew List

  1. Great selection! I made sew over it’s kimono top which is similar to your design and got worn this week in the heat. I also have culottes in my pile and another pair of flint trousers x

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