About The Culottes
The Culottes provide the ultimate middle ground between skirts and trousers; all the swish factor of a skirt with the practicality of trousers. The Culottes are edgy, versatile and a wardrobe staple suitable for all seasons.
The Culottes feature a pleated detail, large inseam pockets (designed to sit flat and not interrupt the silhouette), a fitted waistband, a concealed zipper at the back and a wide hem. Fancy going full length? Use the lengthen lines included and create yourself a gorgeous pair of trousers.
Pattern Sizes - UK 6 - UK 22
Skill Level - Confident Beginner - Intermediate
Light to medium weight woven fabrics: cotton, cotton lawn, poplin, corduroy, chambray, denim, linen, Tencel, moleskin and velvet
The Culottes Sewing Pattern includes step-by-step instructions with drawings.
Don't want to wait for the postman? The Culottes is available in a digital version. You will be redirected to this product in our Etsy shop.
About The Sheath Dress
The Sheath Dress is a gorgeously draped garment with a flattering round neckline, elasticated waist, and invisible zip at the back. Your options are endless; make this dress with short or mid-length sleeves, with inner pockets or without.
Depending on your fabric choice you could omit the zip at the back or put a simple button tie.
New to sewing? No worries! With minimal pieces to cut out and the option to create a looser fit without the elastic waist, this is a dress you’ll love to wear year-round.
Please note that the skirt is slim/fitted on this dress so please check your measurements and easily grade to the next size at the skirt if you would like it looser.
For inspiration, head to our Instagram Story Highlights and view our sewing patterns made up by our community of Avid Seamstresses.
Lightweight to medium-weight fabrics is perfect for this pretty dress. Not suitable for stripes, diagonals, or plaids. Always allow extra fabric to match one-way designs.
UK sizes 8-18
Fabric (at least 128cm wide), thread, 40cm/16" invisible zip, 1 metre elastic (max 25mm wide).
The Sheath Dress includes step-by-step drawn instructions. Here are some examples of our sewing pattern instruction books. The photographed instructions can be accessed here.
Don't want to wait for the postman? The Sheath Dress is available in a digital version. You will be redirected to this product in our Etsy shop.
Online tutorial & support
Enjoy our extensive tutorials. We'll show you tips and tricks and you will be a sewing goddess in no time!
The Sheath Dress tutorial - https://theavidseamstress.com/portfolio/the-sheath-dress/
The Pyjama Bottoms are the perfect first sewing pattern for anyone taking their first steps into the world of dressmaking. The Pyjama Bottoms are full-length and have a relaxed fit with an elasticated waistband, side seam pockets and a tie front created with an optional buttonhole or mock tie. This pattern makes a gorgeous pair of trousers too -from a relaxed day to a smart evening trouser simply by the fabric choice.
The Pyjama Bottoms have been created with you, the beginner seamstress, in mind. Our clear and straightforward instructions are there to guide you through each step as if an expert seamstress is right there by your side.
From choosing the right fabric to taking accurate measurements and cutting out the pattern, to fabric lay plans, cutting tips and decoding pattern symbols and jargon, we‘ll take you through everything you need to know to make your own pyjama bottoms or trousers.
Pattern Sizes - UK 6 - UK 22
Skill Level - Beginner
Light to medium weight woven fabrics: cotton lawn, flannel, brushed cotton, cotton fleece or fabric that is soft & breathable with natural fibres. If making trousers this pattern works well with lightweight wovens such a linen & cotton or a silky fabric for an evening pair.
The Pyjama Bottom Sewing Pattern includes step-by-step instructions with beautifully drawn illustrations.
Have you seen our Pyjama Bottom SEWING KITS? We'll provide everything you need to make your own gorgeous pair of Pyjamas.
Don't want to wait for the postman? The Pyjama Bottoms is available in a digital version. You will be redirected to this product in our Etsy shop.