With many of us spending more time away from the office, we’ve rounded up a Working from Home Pattern Edit that will ensure you feel comfortable, while also looking Zoom-call ready! For extra hints and tips, check out our video tutorials or discover reviews from our Simple Sew bloggers here.
The Miranda T-shirt is one of our favourite, casual-wear pieces. Not only is it really versatile with four styles to choose from, its simple silhouette means you can team it with trousers, skirts and jeans. Plus, this pattern works well when made in four-way stretch jersey so we’ve no doubt you’ll want to reach for this comfy top day after day! Shop the Miranda T-shirt Top Pattern.
These trousers strike the perfect balance between comfort and style. Boasting a relaxed shape and easy to construct design, they will feel like you’re wearing secret pyjamas! Team the pattern with a soft, woven fabric and you’ll wonder why you’ve never made these before. Check out the version above by Simple Sew blogger, Angela of ‘Looks Like I made It’ here. Shop the Lapwing Trousers pattern.
The Nicole Dress boasts a utilitarian design that makes it really easy to modify to suit your personal style. Our version above is made from corduroy but if you’re wanting a softer fabric with a bit more movement, why not give a light chambray fabric a whirl. Show off your skills by adding contrasting fabric or topstitching to the pockets. Whatever you decide, Nicole’s timeless style makes it one pattern that will see you through every season. Shop the Nicole Dress here.
If you feel constricted in shirts but still want something smart to wear at home, try your hand at the Olive Blouse. It’s relaxed, floaty fit, teamed with a pretty button-fronted placket and gentle tucks strikes the right balance between formal and casual wear. Plus it’s a great excuse to practise sewing with fabrics that offer more drape and movement. Shop the Olive Blouse here.
Hayley Ballet Top
With its pretty, feminine shape and flattering waist-tie detail it’s not hard to see why the Hayley Ballet Top is an enduring wardrobe staple. This pattern can be made up in knits and wovens and sewn with short or long sleeves. We have plenty of video tutorials on our website to help you make the perfect Hayley Ballet Top, including this one. Shop the Hayley Ballet Top pattern.
Do you lean more towards dresses but want something easy to throw on at home? The Simple Sew Utility Dress makes getting ready in the morning a breeze thanks to its no fuss, easy-to-wear design. Gentle shaping is created through the waist, with simple pleats and a drawstring tie. See the full pattern details here. If you like the relaxed shape of the Utility Dress, you’ll love our best-selling Cocoon Dress too!
Poppy Top and Dress
The Poppy Top and Dress pattern offers two versatile styles that can be made up in a range of lightweight fabrics.The simple pleated neckline gives the garment a dynamic edge, while the hem skims the hips making it a flattering shape on a range of figures. Check out our fabric recommendations and shop the Poppy Top & Dress Pattern.
Looking for your first foray into-trouser making? We have just the thing. The Classic Culottes is a great skill-building pattern for beginners and offers a simple construction that make for a quick and satisfying project. Learn how to create pleats, insert a zip and add pockets to complete the look. Shop the Classic Culottes here.
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