19 Overall, Dungaree & Boiler Suit Sewing Patterns (3 FREE!)

Overalls (aka. dungarees) are one-piece garments with trousers, pockets, a bib, and shoulder straps. They were originally used as protective garments, but today fashion brands have turned them into casual streetwear. Boiler suits (aka. coveralls) are similar-looking utility garments, but they offer full body protection. They’re normally a one-piece garment with long sleeves, trousers, a … Read more

19 Kimono & Dressing Gown / Robe Sewing Patterns (8 FREE!)

The kimono is a traditional Japanese garment. It has a wrap-front, square sleeves, a rectangle body, and a lining. A wide sash (“obi”) is wrapped around the waist. Single-layered, unlined versions are called “yukata” and are considered casual or summer wear.  In the west, the term “kimono” refers to a loose overgarment with wide rectangle … Read more

20 Vintage & Retro Apron Sewing Patterns

Contents list: 1600, 1700, Victorian, and Edwardian era 1920s 1930s 1940s & 1950s 1960s & 1970s 1600, 1700, Victorian, and Edwardian era aprons: In the late 1600s, half-aprons (below the waist) were common and had ornate embroidery. In the 1700s, “pinner” aprons were popular. They had a long gathered skirt tied at the waist and … Read more

23 Summer Dress Sewing Patterns (Rated)

Today I’m sharing the best summer dress patterns I’ve found. You’ll find useful information about sizing, fabric recommendations, instructions, and “suitability for beginners” rating on a wide variety of summer dress patterns, from V-neck dresses and wrap dresses to casual knit dresses and shirred dresses. Contents list: Easy dresses for beginners Sleeveless dresses V-neck dresses … Read more

24 Wrap Skirt Sewing Patterns (7 FREE!)

I looked for the best wrap skirt patterns on the Internet and found 24 great options – 7 are free! In this post, I’ll go over important details like sizing, fabric, pattern format, and suitability for beginners for different styles of wrap skirts. Contents list: Free wrap skirts Midi & maxi wrap skirts Ruffle wrap … Read more

24 Bra & Bralette Sewing Patterns (8 FREE!)

I researched the best bra and bralette sewing patterns in PDF and paper format and found 24 patterns – and 8 of them are free! This post includes pattern recommendations for wired bras, a balconette bra, bralettes, triangle bras, sports bras, a nursing bra and a vintage brassiere. I’ve shared useful information about each pattern, … Read more