Sewing patterns for confident beginners
We recommend these patterns are for confident beginners. You have mastered our Getting Started sewing projects and have sewn 2-3 projects from our beginners range. You are now ready to consolidate your experience and learn a little more about facings, fastenings (zips, buttons, domes, hooks and eyes and other fastenings), pleats, gathers and other design features.
These patterns are all very similar in difficulty although they introduce different skills. when you have successfully sewn 2-3 projects from this range, you are ready to move to our "Easy Intermediate" patterns.
Simple sewing pattern for beginner sewers. If you have sewn up our free shorts PDF pattern and the halter neck dress or top PDF pattern you can sew this jumpsuit. Easy. Elastic waist and draw string neck. Relaxed fit.
Great for the beach or dress it up with some funky footwear.
We made our first sample with rayon, and it looks fantastic. Then we made it up using a cotton bed sheet we bought from a second hand store. With a bit of embellishment we added rear pockets (an old doily cut in half) and a little old crochet on the front for a bit of fun.
The pattern comes in sizes 8 years to 16 years (Youth sizing). Be sure to select the Adobe Layers panel for the size you want to print.
Light to medium weight fabrics that have a soft drape.
Our blue jumpsuit is made up in rayon, the embellished natural jumpsuit used to be a cotton sheet!
Rayon*, Cotton blends (cotton/viscose and cotton/polyester), Crepe de chine for a relaxed soft drape.
Light weight linen* or 100% cotton* will give a "stiffer" look but is still suitable.
We do not recommend heavy fabrics (like drill cottons or heavy polyesters)
*Be sure to pre-wash fabrics like rayon, linen and cotton which can shrink up to 10%. You will need to take this into account when buying your fabric.
Please note that the size chart is not the finished garment measurements.
We recommend that you also measure your body length and compare to the finished garment length measurements given. To achieve a perfect, individual fit, you may need to adjust the patterns length (instructions included).
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The pattern comes in sizes 10 years to 16 years (Youth sizing). You can select and print only the size you want using the Adobe Layer feature (detailed "How To" in the pattern instructions).
- . Suitable for Advanced Beginners (internal waistband)