Well apparently, the thought of losing out on the monthly pattern roundups was just too difficult to bear! I quickly volunteered, and found out Debbie had as well. So we’ve agreed to be pattern roundup cohorts.
I have to admit, I haven’t had a great pulse on the Indie pattern community and I wanted to be as thorough as possible with the roundup. I did my best to research blogs and social media and tried to ensure I didn’t leave too much out. If there are new releases you’re aware of that haven’t been mentioned, please feel free to leave a comment. If nothing else it’ll tune us (me) in to those companies.
I also tried to focus on pattern companies with inclusive size options. Next time I’ll be sure to find more modeled pics. Lastly, I am listing the releases in alphabetical order by pattern company. Okay? Let’s do this!!
Yes, I am a huge Burda fan and this latest release had quite a few patterns that caught my eye. Burda’s regular sizes typically go up to a Euro size 44 (39.5, 32.5, 41.75). Plus sizes start at size 44 and go up to a size 60 (57.5, 50.5, 60). Note: the Simplicity website is terribly difficult to navigate from a pattern perspective.
6304 is a knit dress with bust darts, seamed skirt and a couple of options for length and belts. This pattern goes up to a size 56 (US 30).
6306 is an on-trend top, intended for lightweight wovens. It has bust darts, vented side seams and an optional hi-low hem. This pattern goes up to size 60 (US 34).
6308 is a simple but cute knit tee. There are two length options, one with ruching at the sides, and a criss-cross neckline detail as an option. This pattern goes up to size 56 (US 30).
6335 is not a plus sized pattern but it goes up to a size 46 (US 20). I love this jacket-like cardigan! This is intended for knits with the option of adding interest with trims and statement buttons.
The Ellis pattern debuted just as I was contemplating hacking a Burda pattern into a traditional jean skirt. This pattern comes in Cashmerette’s traditional sizing; 12 to 28, with fit options for both apples and pears. It has all the features of the traditional denim skirt: rivets, belt carriers, front slit…and a mini option as well.
The Sedona has SO many wonderful options! The pattern includes a shirt with both bust and waist darts for a tailored fit, and more loosely fitted tunic, knee and maxi length options. Choose from short, elbow length or long sleeves, traditional placket finish or a rolled cuff for the sleeves, and a shirttail or straight hem. This pattern is available in US sizes 2 (32, 23.5, 34) to 22 (52, 43.5, 54) and it has cup sizing! There are options for B, C, D, and DD (E) cups.
HP released two new ‘Fast & Fabulous’ patterns; the Victoriana Tee and the Elegant Tee, available here. Both are available in sizes 6 – 26.
The Envigado vest has gotten really great reviews so far. The pattern includes princess seams and cup sizes A-DD allowing for a really great fit. There is an optional hood and the opportunity to have fun with some hardware. This pattern is sized 00 to 20. Bust varies by cup sizing. The size 0 goes up to 34.25″ for DD cups and the 20 goes up to a 49″ bust for DD cups.
This is a new-to-me pattern company. I stumbled across the Runa dress and LOVED it. It’s a jersey knit dress with asymmetrical pleating on the side front. Just an FYI, the pattern page doesn’t include a technical drawing which usually gives me pause (it is possible it is included with the PDF).
This is a Norwegian pattern company and the pattern is sized Euro 32 – 52. 76cm, 60cm, 84cm (29.9″, 23.6″, 33″) to 122 cm, 106cm, 127 cm (48″, 41.7″, 50″)
The Jocko top has Toaster sweater vibes with a slightly (very) larger size range. It is available up to size Euro 52 (123cm, 105 cm, 129 cm). I really love the view with the button-shoulder and side slits.
A cute pant with a retro feel, the Eastbourne trouser has a lovely V-shaped yoke, deep front pleats evoking a culotte vibe, and wide, swishy legs. This pattern is available in sizes 30-52 (hip measurement of 34″-56″). Note that the pattern is divided into size ranges and is available in three size packs: 30-40, 36-46, 42-52.
Seamwork Quince robe and Brit dress
This issue of Seamwork features a cute kimono-style topper in the Quince robe. It has dropped sleeves, a relaxed fit, and huge pockets! It’s available in three lengths with an optional self tie belt. Also new this month is the Brit dress. It features a slight bateau neckline and full bishop sleeves. There’s a center back seam which helps with fitting.
Both patterns come in US szies 0 (33, 25, 35) to 26 (54, 47, 58).
Style Arc Blossom top and Bonita dress
The Blossom has a loose fit with dolman sleeves and a slight peplum. The Bonita dress has a surplice bodice, elastic waist, and butterfly sleeves. Personally, these silhouettes don’t excite me but they are solid pieces that will work well for spring.
Wardrobe by Me Grace dress & tunic
Last but not least is the new Grace dress and tunic. This is another new-to-me pattern company and I came across the Grace dress in my Instagram feed. I love it! It features some of my favorite things; back yoke with gathers, forward shoulder seams, a slightly fuller skirt with pockets, and a few options to make it unique.
Wardrobe by Me drafts for a height of 5’6″ and the pattern is available in sizes 0 (30, 23, 33) to 24 (48, 41, 51).
You HAVE to click over to the pattern page and check out not just the diversity of the pattern but the lovely and very diverse range of sewists wearing the Grace!
Whew! It’s always exciting to see what’s new in the sewing world. I promptly purchased the Wardrobe by Me Grace! I will also be adding the Cashmerette Ellis skirt and Designer Stitch Sedona. What are you eyeing?