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“Threads” Sewing Guide

Amy Butler’s Style Stitches

Amy Butler’s in Stitches
Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book (Laurence King Publishing) (Spiral bound)

Found here on BookDepository –Bought it for myself in Feb 2013

The BurdaStyle Sewing HandbookGot it from my Sis Christmas 2011 – Woohoo!

The Colette Sewing Handbook
Got it from my Mr (via Me) Christmas 2011 – Woop!

Readers Digest Complete Guide to Sewing bought it using my Christmas Giftcard from the Mr’s younger Sister

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear (Hardback)Bought it for myself in Aug 2014

Found here on BookDepository

Patternmaking for Fashion Design (4th Edition)Bought it for myself in Aug 2014

Sewing Patterns I heart

McCalls 5006 – Misses’ Lined and Unlined Shrugs and Lined Capelets and Top. Shrugs A, B have sleeve variations and purchased trim: shrugs C, D have front darts, collar, button closure and sleeve variations; shrugs E, F have ties in one with front and sleeve variation: capelet G has collar and ribbon ties; capelet H has binding and ties; tops have front darts and spaghetti straps; tops A, B have purchased trim on front. View C of this pattern looks very similar to my favourite bolero from City Chic

New Look 6808 – easy top for wovens with 6 variations of necklines and sleeves. The bust darts and waistline darts (front and back) allow for a lot of fitting adjustments. Good for smart and casual tops


Kwik Sew 3530 – Romper and Jumper – for romping and jumping about the house

Kwik Sew 3433 – Gauchos pants and Sash – great loose fitting pants for casual wear


Simplicity 2478 – Bolero jackets – I like the short sleeve options

Simplicity 2223 – Misses’ jackets in two lengths with trim variations sewing pattern. – I like the short length options.

Simplicity 2215 Cynthia Rowley Collection – Awesome dresses with pockets

Simplicity 2512 Cynthia Rowley Collection

Slim knee-length skirt with gathering at waistband., with pockets

Vogue 1247 – Very loose-fitting top. Semi-fitted A-lined skirt has front in-seam pockets.

I only like the skirt. The top doesn’t really appeal to me. Although I may be able to draft a similar skirt.

Vogue 8284 – Fitted dress, lined bodice, back zipper closing with front flange. A, B, E, F: back slit opening. C, D: pleated lower section. Armhole and sleeve variations. A: sash with hook and eye closing.

It’s a look a like of the galaxy dress the fashion world was going nuts over a few years ago.

Megan Nielsen Kelly Skirt – Incredibly flattering high waisted A-line skirt with fitted waistline. Features button front placket, wide waistband, large scoop pockets and pleating in the front and back.

McCalls 5523 –
Straight skirt, mid-knee length, has side zipper and faced waistline;
skirt A has shaped lower back flounce; skirt B has pleated lower back;
skirt C has gathered lower back with self-fabric ruffle; skirt D has two
lower back flounces. These would be great for work.
It’s now in my stash!

Retro Butterick B5708 – Amazing multi-tie top dress circa 1953 Based on the reviews I don’t want it anymore

Vogue 8295 – Flared skirt, below mid-knee has lined yoke and side zipper closure. A, B, C: stitched hem. B, C: purchased trims. D, E, F: hem band. E, F: contrast and purchased trims. This skirt is very similar to McCalls 5591 and it doesn’t have pockets so I don’t want it anymore.

McCalls 5591 – Mid-knee length, pleated skirts have faced yoke and back zipper closure; skirt A has slash front pocket with band and contrasting lower band; skirts B and C have side seam pockets; skirt B has carriers and sash; skirt C has ribbon trim at lower edge. It’s now in my stash!

Butterick 5681 – Misses Culottes –would these be appropriate for work? It’s now in my stash!

Simplicity 1880 -Misses’
dress with bodice and sleeve variations and tie belt. Be your own
designer with patterns from the Inspired By Project Runway Collection.
It’s now in my stash!

Simplicity 2451 – Misses’ skirt sewing patterns, each in two lengths. Easy to Sew Collection. It’s now in my stash!

Simplicity 1801 Cynthia Rowley Collection – Misses’ dress in two lengths with sleeve variations or tunic sewing pattern. It’s now in my stash!