25 October 2013

Sew Over It Sewing Patterns



There's a new line of sewing patterns in town! The Clapham sewing cafe Sew Over It have begun publishing patterns that they teach with in their classes. Aren't they cute?

Open up the sturdy card envelope and you'll find a traditional tissue pattern with a little instructions booklet, with steps delicately illustrated by hand. The patterns come in seven sizes. Magically, one of the sizes conforms to my proportions exactly! Even my own sewing patterns don't do that (contrary to the myth that indie sewing pattern designers release patterns that fit their own body shape, when I publish a pattern I draft it from scratch to a set of measurements based on proportions more common than my own). So anyway, not having to combine three pattern sizes is really exciting for me!

The question is which one to make first... I was originally most excited by the tea dress, but now I'm thinking about trying a little black jersey wrap dress. The short one on the left is seriously sexy, non? Get your hands on your own Sew Over It patterns here.

32 comments:

  1. I'm loving the look of those, both the dresses and the style of presentation !

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  2. These patterns are beautiful - thanks for showcasing them. I'm definately going for the tea dress. When is your next pattern coming out? Can't wait! Kirstie

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    1. Ha! Me neither... Gotta finish the book first :)

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  3. I think ive found my next project - thank you just need to decide between wrap and tea dress

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  4. Woop, woop! Sew exciting!! Going over to have a look and start planning :)

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This is extremely exciting news, have been coveting that tea dress pattern for ages! Thanks for the heads up.

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  6. They are crazy cute! I'm going there too, to have a look,(well let's face it to spend some money) the tea dress looks lovely but it may be a bit too advanced for me. However I do like it a lot so I may just go for it. Thank you for that and I'm sure whatever you choose, it will be an amazing creation ;)

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  7. How fun! These look adorable! Now I'm crossing my fingers that they release a pattern for the '60's coat!

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    1. Yeah I've got my eye on the coat too!

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  8. I'm over the moon for that wrap dress! Thanks for showcasing this new line! I'm willing to bet they're going to be a HUGE success.

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  9. How did I not know about Sew It Over? I used to live in Clapham and have now moved just a few minutes away, this looks like my dream shop! I might pay for my Mum and sister to have a few hours in the sewing cafe for Christmas as they are into sewing and I'm sure would love this. The patterns look adorable too!

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  10. WHOA, these are super cute! I love that wrap dress, I think my life requires it.

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  11. Wow! These are completely wonderful. I know what my next pattern purchases are going to be. I only wish they displayed the sizing chart on the info page, so I could go ahead and buy fabric for that dishy wrap dress.

    Thanks for sharing, Tilly!

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    1. The bust size ranges from 32" to 44". I hope this helps!

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  12. Ooooh wrap or tea dress, wrap or tea dress . . . . Both? Ok then ;)

    Bugandsquish.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Very cute! I couldn't find the size chart anywhere, though.

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  14. Hi Tilly they are all lovely - I am very tempted by the shift as it looks like a newie like me could give it a go? Have a fab weekend, lots of love as always
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  15. Oooh, the tea dress is so cute! It's looks like such a pretty frock with a simple silhouette, but with enough design lines to keep it interesting.

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  16. Ooh, I love these, especially the tea dress! Do they have their sizing online? I can't seem to find it, and I always like to check if patterns actually come in a size to fit me before ordering them, to avoid needing to size them down.

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  17. Ooooh they are very cute, do they ship to aus I wonder.. will have to suss :)

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  18. Cool! I had never heard of these, thanks for sharing. I am loving the packaging and the wrap dress and 1940s tea dress. I'll have to have a look for their sizing to see if any of them will fit me.

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  19. Oh the ultimate shift dress! As a shift dress lover i hope the pattern lives up to the claim! Ill have to get my grubby hands on one to try it

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  20. I vote for the wrap dress! But I kind of live in wrap dresses, so I'm a bit biased ; )

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  21. Oh Tilly, now I need to have that wrap dress AND the tea dress. I'm in LOVE with all the independent sewing patterns, and have to add this to the list of what I'd love to sew. Now can you please lend me some spare time, so I can even sit down to start ANYthing? xoxo to you and good luck finishing your book! x

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  22. They are lovely, totally my style. But I do feel that you can pick up original 70s patterns that are just the same. I, m sure already have hundreds in my stash. But still beautiful packaging

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    1. IU agree - but the sizing on 70s patterns was so unrealistic - I am hoping their's will be better after what Tilly said! I wrote to them to ask about sizing - I wish some of the others here would, then maybe they'll post more info online!

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  23. I wish the shift dress came with an optional peter pan collar and pockets... maybe a good Sunday project!

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  24. love these! i particularly want the 40s tea dress, so cute!

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  25. Thepeak at the instructions looks really helpful, but am I the only one who thinks that the women on the cover illustrations look a little underweight? I'm struggling to imagine what they'd look like on a real woman to work out which ones might suit. Still, looks like from the comments that the blogosphere will soon be full of pattern reviews with photo's that I can peak at.

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    1. If you look at their website, their classes on these patterns show the clothes on real women :)

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  26. Oh my, oh my well it's got to be the tea dress for me so swishy :) Also ace high about the book you sound like you're working like a trojan. Sending a tonne of good energy from b town xxx

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  27. I sent Christina an email asking for the sizing and here is her reply:
    Sizing is as follows:


    8 10 12 14 16 18 20
    Bust 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
    Waist 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
    Hip 37 39 41 43 45 47 49

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