Cutting Line Designs

Cutting Line Designs follows in the distinguished tradition of smart, innovative women like Claire McCardell and Bonnie Cashin. Beginning in the 40's, such designers brought polish and practicality to women's clothing that was expressly designed for women who worked, played sports, cared for children and homes, cooked, sewed, and enjoyed the new, more casual social life of the suburbs. In other words, they designed American sportswear for everyday American women. They turned away from the fussiness of European fashion of their time, and found a new way for women to dress.

Cutting Line Designs brings that tradition into the present day, designing for typical women leading typical lives. Sportswear isn't just for playing sports-it's for everything we do. It's simple silhouttes with innovative details. It's practical, versatile, comfortable designs that can be combined to make outfits for every occasion. It's creative details and instructions that guide sewers in how to execute them. It's for all seasons and for all wardrobe needs.

Cutting Line Designs carries pattern sizes XS - XL.

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  • SKU: SU9572

    Cutting Line Designs - 'Passport to Style' Jacket and Shell #52101 - Sizes XS-XL


    • High hip length jacket has loose swing fit. 
    • Dropped shoulders and asymmetrical hems with front and back flanges.
    • Asymmetrical fronts fall in soft drapes.
    • Bracelet-length sleeves.
    • Single collar piece creates double collar appearance.
    • Patch pocket and accent edge and topstitching.


    • Asymmetrical neckline and fronts on a close-fitting shell.
    • Sleeveless shell has angled front hems, mitered hem corners, neckline facings, and bias armhole bindings or purchased bias tape.

    Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight linen, linen blends, blouse weight to medium weight cotton, cotton blends, pique, chambray, lightweight denim, tencel, silk, dupioni, tissue weight wool, wool crepe.

    • Our Price: $21.00
  • SKU: SU9573

    Cutting Line Designs - 'One Seam Pants' #31371 - Sizes XS-XL

    Pants with no side seams in tapered or straight-leg styles. Both have cut-on casings for elastic waist.

    Options: Pockets resembling conventional side-seam pockets; waist darts; hem darts; and tab in hem darts.

    New, detailed sizing chart and instructions, including instructions for tilting the waist. Found here.

    Recommended Fabrics: Light to medium weight rayon, linen, linen/cotton blends, slinky knit, silk crepe de chine, denim, lightweight polyester, microfiber, wool crepe, tropical weight wool, stable knits.

    • Our Price: $21.00
  • SKU: SU9574

    Cutting Line Designs - 'Light and Shadow' Top and Vest #12214 - Sizes XS-XL


    • Large, softly draped cowl.
    • Crossover fronts with angled hems.
    • Waist length vest is entirely machine stitched.
    • Bias armhole bindings or purchased bias tape.

    Optional neck binding replaces cowl.


    Semi-fitted tops have slightly extended shoulders and long sleeves. Machine-stitched hems and accent stitching.

    • A: High-hip length; slightly curved front hem.
    • B: Hip length; straight hem; accent (contrast) fabric flange at hem with side vents.

    Recommended Fabrics:

    • All Views: Linen, linen blends, silk, denim, medium weight cotton, chambray, pique, medium weight rayon, tencel, tropical weight wool, microfiber, silk, shantung, dupioni.
    • Vest: Choose a fabric that looks great on both sides. The inside of the finished garment is visible. Linen, linen gauze, lightweight fabrics, hand woven fabrics.
    • Our Price: $21.00
  • SKU: SU9575

    Cutting Line Designs - 'By Popular Demand' Jacket and Top #60565 - Sizes XS-XL

    Jacket: Straight, high hip length jacket with 2-piece sleeves and slightly extended shoulders. Faux flat-fell seams, pockets with tucks and stitching, cut-on front facing, bulk-free collar. Inner and outer yokes entirely machine-finished. Edge- and topstitching throughout.

    Top: It has a curved sweetheart neckline with an innovative facing, short raglan sleeves, curved narrow hems, and bulk-free side seam finish.

    Recommended Fabrics:

    • Jacket: Linen, linen blends, denim, medium weight cotton, pique, tencel, light to medium weight home dec fabrics, hand woven boucle, light weight wool, wool crepe, silk.
    • Top: Lightweight linen, linen blends, chambray, pique, silk shantung, dupioni, tissue weight wool.
    • Our Price: $21.00
  • SKU: SU9576

    Cutting Line Designs - 'This or That' Top #41707 - Sizes XS-XL

    View A:

    • Displaying three companion fabrics.
    • The top is semi loose fitting with hem finishes at different levels.
    • You will learn how to accomplish both flat and bias piping.
    • The top has a slightly drop shoulder, and one side vent ending at the hipline.
    • The long tapered sleeves finish with bias piping.
    • The top is completely machine sewn.

    View B:

    • The 'Box Top' is seen in many designer collections.
    • The top finishes at the high hip (but has a lengthen/shorten line for you to be creative).
    • A unique sizing chart will let you create just the amount of ease in the circumference you desire.
    • The armscye has turn back seam finishes, but there are no shoulder seams, so one-way designs and napped fabrics are not recommended.
    • The 'Box Top' instructions have design variations to create a 'one of a kind' look.
    • Completely machine sewn.

    Recommended Fabrics:

    • View A: Three companion fabrics. Cotton prints, light weight linens, light weight denim, pique, chambray, light to medium weight rayon.
    • View B: Drapey fabrics. The drape of the 'Box Top" when worn may show the wrong side at the hem area. Gauze in silk, linen, or wool. Loosely woven linen, hand-woven fabric, tropical weight wools, microfibers, light weight chambray. Ponte knits, silk knits, linen knits, light to medium weight cotton knits.
    • Our Price: $21.00
  • SKU: SU9577

    Cutting Line Designs - 'Point of View' Top #12134 - Sizes XS-XL

    View A and B:

    • Semi-loose fitting.
    • Slightly dropped shoulders with long or short sleeves with machine-stitched hems.
    • Unique 1-piece collar; double yoke with forward shoulder, center back pleat.
    • Accent machine topstitching and edgestitching throughout.

    A: Asymmetrical fronts with hidden button closure and one accent button. High hip length with back longer than front.

    B: Mid-hip length with back longer than front. Side vents with mitered hem corners.

    Recommended Fabrics: Both Views. Crisp fabrics. Lightweight linen, linen/cotton blends, denim, chambray, light to medium weight cottons, pique, silk shantung, dupioni.

    • Our Price: $21.00
  • SKU: SU9578

    Cutting Line Designs - 'Ebb & Flow' Top #81508 - Sizes XS-XL

    Ebb is loose-fitting, with a round neck and 2 button closure. It has a horizontal below bust seam, straight, medium hip length hem, side vents, and 3/4 length sleeves with vents.

    Flow is loose-fitting with a standing collar that flows into a soft cowl. It has a shaped pocket, long tapered sleeves with flat-fell finish, back pleat, and curved hem.

    Recommended Fabrics: Linen, linen blends, medium weight cotton, silk shantung, dupioni, tropical weight wool, lightweight denim.

    • Our Price: $21.00
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