A bundle of three of our instant-gratification sewing patterns, perfect for beginners or the more experienced looking for a quick sew! These three simple modern styles are sure to become your go-to patterns with lots of opportunity for variations in fabrics, embellishments and hacks. Join our newsletter for sporadically sent ideas straight to your inbox!
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.
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 andhanging loose at the waist. Bust darts ensure no baggy armholes!
Shorten the trousers to make nice wide shorts or culottes.
Easy for beginners, quick for the more experienced.
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.
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.
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.
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.