Sew House Seven
Sew House Seven is a small Independent pattern company. Their focus is on however, not limited to creating beautiful women's sewing patterns for beginners that can be sewn up rather quickly yet appeal to sewists of all levels. The pattern instructions are very detailed and provide an opportunity to learn while sewing. Each style has a special design feature that makes it unique and appealing to any level of sewist. After all, a good design is a good design no matter how simple. Sew House Seven Pattern Sizes XS-XXL, 0-20
The Tabor V-Neck is a simple yet versatile style that is as dressed up or casual as you’d like to make it. It is a loose fitting, drop shoulder tee or sweater that is built for comfort while looking smart. With many different options for sleeves, necklines and body lengths, you can make a Tabor V-neck for every season. Due to its wide, oversized body width, the Tabor V-Neck T-shirts are most flattering when sewn in a light-weight, fluid knit fabric with at least 25% stretch such as rayon, bamboo or soy knits while the sweaters are best with sweater knits that also have at least 25% stretch however, do not have a high lycra content (6% or above) or have too much stretch recovery. This is to allow the wide neckband to perform at its finest without puckering or gathering.
T-Shirt Versions 1-3 | Light weigh, fluid weight fabrics with at least 25% stretch such as rayon, bamboo, and soy jersey and for a slightly more boxy fit, cotton, linen, and hemp jerseys.
Sweater Versions 4-5 | Sweater knit fabrics with at least 25% stretch. For best results with the neck use natural fiber sweater knits that are not extremely limp or stiff such as wool jersey, novelty sweater knits and some rib knits.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate.
- Our Price: $18.00
The Alberta Street Pencil Skirt is a great classic silhouette for any season. It is a slim fitting, unlined skirt with little to no ease in the hips with a tapered hem that lands just below the knees. It features a contoured waistband that sits just below the waist, angled and oversized front patch pockets, double back darts, a back vent and center back zipper. The instructions call for a set in back zipper however, an invisible zipper could easily be substituted for an intermediate or advanced sewist. This is an advanced beginner level pattern.
RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Mid-weight to heavy-weight fabrics such as denim, canvas, corduroy, twill, gaberdine, poplin, cotton sateen, and stretch wovens.
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
- Our Price: $18.00
The Toaster Sweaters consist of two different high neck top designs to keep you toasty warm and stylish in the cooler months. They are both very simple to sew and perfect for sewists of all levels who want to try their hand at sewing knits. These sweaters are designed to be constructed using knit fabric with at least 20% stretch around the width of the body.
Sweater #1: Is a closer fitting, semi-cropped sweatshirt/sweater. It works best when sewn in thick, stiff knits with some body to keep the neck standing upright. It features raglan sleeves, a wide waistband, a loose turtleneck, long cuffs and falls between the high and low hip. It’s great in a standard sweatshirt fleece (with stretch) however, it’s also extremely handsome in a sweater knit to dress it up a bit.
Sweater #2: Is an easy top/sweater that can be dressed up or down. It is somewhat fitted through the shoulders and sleeves and then swings out a bit at the underarms and hem. It features a semi-high-neck that takes its inspiration from funnel and boat necks. It also has mitered side vents with a hi-low hem that is 1” shorter in the front than the back. The front hem falls just below the high hip. Sew it in a boiled wool knit, a wool jersey or ponte for a more dressed up look. Sew it in a sweatshirt fleece (with stretch) or jersey knit for a more casual look.
RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Mid to heavy weight stretch fabrics with at least 20% stretch such as sweatshirt fleece, knit boiled wool, ponte, scuba, wool jersey, thick cotton interlock knit, jersey knit, stretch woven wool, and ponte.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner.
- Our Price: $19.00
The Nehalem is based on the traditional Thai fisherman’s pants worn by fishermen in Eastern Asia. The traditional pant is a one-size-fits-all, very baggy, loose-fitting pant that is wrapped and tied to fit. While still a loose-fitting wrap, the Nehalem has been slimmed down a bit and has been graded to better fit your size. The back rise of the pant is not as baggy as a traditional fisherman pant as it has a bit of a curve to its rise - for a more attractive and fitted back view.
The Nehalem skirt is a take on the fisherman pant as well. It also wraps and ties to make for an easy fitting, easy to wear piece. It features oversized side patch pockets, vertical front and back seaming and a wide waistband that can be folded down or worn upright and tied. The skirts feature an above the knee version and a tea length version. No closures to sew.
The Nehalem pants feature oversized side patch pockets, vertical back seaming and a wide waistband that can be worn upright or folded down and tied. The pants feature cropped and long versions. No closures to sew.
All versions have 2 options for the waistband construction. There is a double layered, more finished waistband construction (option #1) or a single layer, longer (option #2) that is less bulky.
Make any view up in a luxurious fabric and wear it with heels for a dressed up look, try lightweight denim for a new take on jeans or sew it in funky printed cotton and it just may become your favorite loungewear piece. The pants are less bulky and a bit more slimming if sewn in a fabric with some drape such as denim Tencel. The skirt, on the other hand, works great in a fabric with more body. However you make your Nehalem, the creative dressing options are endless with this pattern.
RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Light to Mid-weight woven fabrics that are not too sheer such as chambray, denim (that is not too stiff), Tencel, rayon challis, linen, most cotton wovens. Some drape to your fabric is advised for the pants. Quilting cotton for a loungewear - pajama look.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner.
- Our Price: $19.00