ALICE'S WARDROBE PATTERN BUNDLE

Regular price £50.00

A generous bundle of ALL our sewing patterns so you can make Alice's entire wardrobe for yourself! Featuring all six patterns from our launch collection, as well as our latest release - the Intrepid Boiler Suit. There really is something for every season and occasion in this bundle - from the breezy Komodo Triangle Dress (3 seams + raw edges) to a more involved make like the elegant Senorita Blouse (neck darts, ruched sleeves and silk jersey!) Read all about how these outfits have taken Alice all over the world on her Where 2 Wear It blog!

Each pattern includes three paper sizes (A0, A4, US Letter) + full instructions. 

The Intrepid Boiler Suit is a top-to-toe cover-up that can be made as practical or glamorous as your heart desires! The design features a shoulder yoke, classic shirt collar and slightly tapered leg. The suit fastens with a zip down the centre-front, whilst the waistband casing allows you to cinch in the waist with a belt. You can certainly do more than fix the boiler in this suit... and we guarantee once you have this on you won't want to wear anything else!

FIT
Loose-fitting but not baggy. There is a seam around the waist to allow for adjustments to the length of the body - vital for ensuring you can sit down comfortably!

VARIATIONS
Add as many pockets as you like! Shorten or omit the sleeves for a pinafore version. Once you have the right length in the body you can join the pieces and cut in one for a more stream-lined look. Experiment with fancy top stitching or flat-felled seams for full industrial chic.

LEVEL
Intermediate or confident beginner! There's quite a few processes including a yoke, sleeves, waistband casing and inserting a zip.

FABRIC
For full workman chic choose a light-weight denim or cotton twill. For a smarter look a light wool or wool mix (eg. viscose/crepe) in pinstripe or houndstooth check would look great. Go glamorous in heavy-weight silk or polyester crepe or cosy up in a firm wool jersey or ponte version. Avoid anything too stiff or bulky.

Sizes: 8, 10. 12 - You will need 3m/31/2 yards of 140cm/56" wide fabric.
Sizes: 14, 16, 18 - You will need 3.5m/33/4 yards 140cm/56" wide fabric.

HABERDASHERY
x1 zip - 50cm/20". 
a small piece of lightweight interfacing for the collar and pocket facing.

The Senorita blouse has a front neck slit and a bow tie. The long sleeves are ruched from wrist to elbow, a detail which will look as good in the boardroom as at the dinner table.

FIT

Just loose enough to not need a zip.    

VARIATIONS

The pattern is designed to be hip length but you could extend it to be a tunic or even a dress - just make sure it's wide enough at the hips - measure across the pattern to check.

LEVEL                 

If you've already completed a couple of simple items this will be a good next step.

FABRIC

Slinky silk jersey is ideal for this design, especially one with an interesting print. Alternatively choose bamboo, synthetic or viscose jersey or a fine wool knit. Just be sure it's fine enough to drape.

You will need 140cm /11/2 yards of fabric, at least 140cm/56" wide.

We used silk jersey from Cloth House - read more about it here

HABERDASHERY

50cm/1/2 yard of 4mm elastic

The Whitechapel Pyjamas have a boxy style shirt with a button front, the trousers are roomy with a slightly tapered leg and an elasticated waist. We provide full instructions for stitching them up with fancy french seams for a comfortable and professional finish - but don’t worry there aren’t too many of them!

FIT

A generous fit, with room to curl up.   

VARIATIONS

The pattern is designed with long sleeves and ankle length trousers but why not crop the leg and sleeve lengths to create a breezy summer pair.

LEVEL

The trousers couldn’t be easier - just 3 seams and some elastic. The top is an easy introduction to french seams, flat construction sleeve insertion and a simple collar. You’ll also need to make some buttonholes. Start with the trousers if you’re a complete beginner and wear them with a t-shirt while you complete the shirt!

FABRIC

Classic crisp cotton shirting in stripes or checks, a bold and audacious print on cotton sateen, cost brushed cotton, a snazzy paisley silk - the list goes on and on...You'll wast several pairs of these, some for sleeping and some for partying!

You will need 2.6m/3 yards of 140cm/56" wide fabric.

We used silk from Classic Textiles - read more about it here

HABERDASHERY

Lightweight interfacing (x2 strips 60cmx10cm/24"x4" + 1 piece 50cmx20cm/20"x8" for the collar), 3cm/11/4" wide elastic (enough to go around your waist with a couple cm overlap, x5 buttons (+ 1 for spare!)

The Copenhagen Coat is an un-lined, knee-length easy-fit coat perfect for Autumn/Spring. The coat is designed with roomy patch pockets, one statement button and a pinked edge. Great for a first coat project, or if you need a stylish new look for the weekend.

FIT
A generous fit, with room to wear over a sweater.   

VARIATIONS
The pattern is designed to be knee-length but it would work just as well as a 3/4 length jacket, mid-calf coat or floor-sweeper!

LEVEL 
A coat might seem like a big project but in fact coat-weight fabrics are surprisingly easy to work with and because there is a generous ease they are not difficult to fit. Have a go!

FABRIC
Choose a double-face fabric that doesn't fray as you will see both sides. Examples are boiled wool, felt-type wools, Melton wool, Doeskin, bonded fabrics, faux-suede or leather (for the more experienced you could easily patch together some skins for the real deal). 
You will need 2.2m/21/2 yards of fabric, at least 140cm/56" wide.

We used a Melton wool from AW Hainsworth - read more about it here

HABERDASHERY
A nice big button. OPTIONAL: 50cm/20" double-sided iron-on tape for the back vent, a coat hanging chain.

TOOLS

You will need some pinking shears or a rotary cutter with a pinking blade.

The Helicopter Top and Trousers are super-quick and easy to make with no side seams.  Tuck the top into the trousers to give the illusion of an all-in-one! A versatile pattern to make again and again in all types of fabrics.   

FIT

The Helicopter Trousers have pleats at the front and minimal gathers at the back give to give a sleek look without the need for a zip. The Helicopter Top is a simple shell design, slightly fitted through the bust and  hanging loose at the waist. Bust darts ensure no baggy armholes!

VARIATIONS

Shorten the trousers to make nice wide shorts or culottes.

LEVEL

Easy for beginners, quick for the more experienced.

FABRIC

From floaty georgette to crisp linen, soft cotton to slinky silk/viscose velvet, this pattern makes up well in all sorts of fabric. Once you make one you'll want lots more for every season and occasion!

Based on 140cm/11⁄2 yards wide fabric, for both top and trousers you will need 190cm/2 yards for sizes 8–10, or 3m/31⁄3 yards for sizes 12–18. If you have narrower fabric you will need 3m/31⁄3 yards for all sizes. 

We used georgette from Fashion Enter - read more about it here

HABERDASHERY

TOP – Small button for back fastening

TROUSERS – Wide elastic (at least 4cm/11⁄2") in a complementary colour to your fabric. You will need the length of your waist + 4cm/11⁄2" overlap.

The Iceberg Maxi Dress is a slinky long sleeved dress designed for knit fabrics. Striking and comfortable at the same time - this is an extremely quick sew, especially if you have an overlocker/serger - but don't be put off if you don't have one.

FIT
The fit is snug at the bust and hips with a bit a ease at the waist. 

VARIATIONS 
The pattern is drafted to just above ankle length but chop to mid-calf, knee or mini as desired. You could also shorten the sleeves to elbow or cap for endless variations.

LEVEL 
Easy for beginners, quick for the more experienced.

FABRIC
A knit fabric, such as wool, cotton or viscose jersey. A heavier weight fabric will be more flattering and hold the shape of the dress best.

You will need 2.2m/2 1/2 yards of fabric, at least 140cm/55" wide.

We used x2 scarves from the John Smedley Mill Shop! Read more about it here

HABERDASHERY
50cm/20ins seam tape.

The Komodo Triangle Dress is short and swingy, and so easy to make it can become addictive!  The real joy of this pattern is that it only has one piece, and a mere three seams: it'll take you longer to choose the fabric than it will to sew it up!

FIT
The dress is cut on the bias and fitted through the chest and shoulders, sloping gently out to a flattering fullness at the hem.

VARIATIONS
Cut shorter for a swingy top or tunic. 

LEVEL
Very easy, very quick for all!

FABRIC
The simple shape is just crying out for some statement fabric - a bold print, a laser cut-out or a striking colour. Any weight of fabric will work to different effect: stiffer fabrics will emphasise the cone-like shape, whilst lighter weights will give you more swish.

You will need 140cm/11/2 yards square of fabric.  As this pattern is cut on the bias, take a look at the lay plan before you buy.

We used a laser-cut cotton from Joel & Son Fabrics - read more about it here

HABERDASHERY

x1 button and loop fastening

 

How to download your Alice & Co Pattern

Alice & Co patterns are provided in three different page formats and are designed to be printed in colour.

Once you have purchased your pattern you will be given a download link. This will also be emailed to you so don't worry if you don't want to download it straight away! 

The download will consist of a zip file containing 4 separate PDF files:

1x Pattern Instructions
3x Patterns in A0, A4 and US Letter sizes  

 

*Please make sure you read the following instructions carefully before printing!*

 

For A4/US Letter: it is vital to make sure your pattern prints at full scale or the sizing will not be correct. Your print settings should be set to 'full scale', '100%', 'actual size' or equivalent according to your printer software.

There are two test squares on the first page of every pattern: a 5cm and a 2" square.

Print only this page first and check your square measures up, before printing the rest of the pattern.

For A0 copy shop: follow the instructions given by your chosen copy shop. Services are also available online - we recommend Patternsy - who print on lightweight tissue paper with very speedy delivery to anywhere in the world! Once you have purchased your pattern from us, simply click on the link above to go to their website and follow the steps to upload your pattern.