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Essential Dressing... 

I started designing My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns for the dressmaking workshops I run at Crafty Sew & So. I needed patterns which were modern, suitable for beginners and avalible in a wide range of sizing, but struggled to find them, so started to create my own.

With My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns I’ve aimed to create comfortable and stylish everyday essentials to get you excited about getting dressed every single day! By sewing with these patterns, you will enjoy making practical, modern, well-fitting garments which fit your body shape and lifestyle.

We now offer both printed paper patterns and downloadable PDFs, so you can choose whichever suit you. All the patterns come with clear and concise instructions, explanations of sewing techniques and clear photographs and diagrams along the way.

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No matter how long you have been sewing for, we believe you should have fun making your clothes! 

Because of this, when we’ve written our instructions we haven’t assumed you have a lot of sewing experience, or hidden important details (such as seam allowances). Everything you need to know before you sew is clearly laid out in an easy to follow format. 

All My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns feature in-depth instructions, supported by additional online tutorials and in-depth techniques guides. Our super clear, step-by-step photographs and instructions are written in everyday language, and include a thorough Learn-as-you-sew glossary of sewing techniques in each booklet to ensure you will enjoy creating garments to be proud of!

Our patterns teach you how to achieve the perfect fit with detailed guides to help with measuring yourself and the pattern to ensure the perfect fit before you've even put scissors to cloth. We will remind you when, what and where to measure and how to check the fit of your garment to avoid spending to much time with the dreaded unpicker!

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We wanted to enjoy making clothes we'd wear - all the time...

...And we know you do as well! 

We have been gathering research and customer feedback since opening our shop Crafty Sew&So in 2015 and long before that too!

We've been listening to our customer's requests for practical, modern, well-fitting garments which fit your body shape and lifestyle. But our desire to create the ultimate dressmaking patterns, as unique and stylish as those using them, is personal! When Sarah began teaching she found that the patterns on offer did not aid the learning process! So we're putting an end to confusing sizing, baffling instructions and outdated styling. Having battled with many-a-pattern throughout our sewing adventures we think it's time for a change! 

We'll be collaborating with the sewing community to inspire and support you in your dressmaking adventures. Keep an eye on our blog in the run up to and after our launch for first hand reviews, add-on pattern updates and lots of ideas for how to get the most out of each pattern pack.