Welcome to the July Pattern Round Up! Summer is an especially slow time for sewing pattern releases, but with Fall approaching in the Northern Hemisphere we’re starting to see some cool weather styles mixed in with the warm weather releases. Here are the top 10 new patterns published this month.
I was super excited to see Schnittchen release another pattern in their extended sizing. Trine is a cocoon style dress and this shape has become really popular. It fits sizes 34 (32/26/36) to 56 (53.5/47/56) and can be made with lots of fabric types with good drape both woven and knit.
Skinny Bitch, Curvy Chick is back with a new pattern, an easy to sew blouse with an elasticized neckline. This is perfect for those little bits of lightweight fabric you have languishing in your stash. SBCC patterns are specifically drafted for petite and petite plus size ladies. Yay! No length adjustments needed. Flora comes in size XS (30/24/32) to 3X (54.5/48.5/57.5).
Continuing the cocoon dress trend, Style Arc came out with the Eme dress. It is an easy to color block style that can work equally well in linen for summer and in wool for winter layering. Sizing is from 4 (30/23.5/33) to 30 (58.25/50.5/61).
Itch to Stitch came out with a couple new patterns in July, but I’m high lighting this pattern because it comes in cup sizes up to DD. Cup sizing is always a nice feature for a pattern, even if the size range is otherwise less inclusive. The Chirripo Top also comes with an option for sleeveless and a flutter sleeve. I wish this brand would expand the size range, but as it stands it fits size 00A (30/25.5/33) to 20DD (49/40.5/48).
Top patterns have been especially popular in July, but this Hot Patterns top is pretty fun! Riviera Jellyfish lives up to its name with the flowy silhouette and lots of details. Do you like ruffles? Me too!!! You can add them to multiple seam lines! Plus this top comes with princess seams for easy fitting, a cross over back, and two sleeve options. Reviera Jellyfish comes in size 6 (32/24/34) to 26(52/44/54.
I love Simplicity’s Amazing Fit pattern series. They are especially great for getting an…amazing fit! Ha! The pants pattern comes with slim, average, and curvy fit through the hip while the dress comes in cup sizes A-DD. Both are super handy to have even if the Big 4 patterns tend to be sort of oversized. I also give them two thumbs up for using a curvier model. Both patterns come in size 10 (32.5/25/34) to 28W (50/44/52). Though a size 28W has a finished garment measurement of 56 bust and 55 hip.
The Tania Culottes are not a new pattern, but they have been recently re-released with an extended size range and a new pocket option. I don’t really like wearing pants, but if I were to make a pair, the Tania Culottes would be in the running. I love their wide sweep! I really wish when the size range was extended they had also taken modeled photos of a curvier woman. Regardless, these culottes are available in two size ranges 0 (32/24/34) to 20 (46/38/48) and curve 14 (40/32/42) to 30 (56/48/58).
The Ravinia Skirt is a new knit option. Perfect for a weekend chasing your kids around the park (if you’re me) or having brunch on a Sunday morning. It looks so easy and forgiving to wear with it’s knit waistband and pockets. There is also a maternity waistband option. I love that detail! Ravinia comes in size XS (26.5/35.5) to XXXL (41.5/51.5).
Last up is the Hallå Kimono Top and Dress. This pattern has lots of options. You could keep it as a top like our lovely Facebook group member Jules, or make a dress or kimono jacket. With the seaming there is also ample opportunity for color blocking and using up some of those knit scraps. Sizing runs 00 (30/22/32) to 30 (55/47/59).
And before I sign off on the July pattern round up, I also wanted to mention Maternity Sewing! This site doesn’t have new patterns (yet!), but there are tons of options for the pregnant and nursing person. It is so awesome to have one place with all the patterns in one shop.
And that’s it for July! Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on the June round up. I’ve tried to incorporate some of your comments. As usual I hope you’ll comment with patterns I haven’t included.