Updated: Sep 22, 2022
I love sewing patterns.
But I know that when you are getting started with dressmaking, sewing patterns can seem a bit intimidating so if you want a bit more guidance then check out my 3 Simple Steps to Choosing Sewing Patterns.
There are new pattern brands springing up all the time. As with many things in life not all patterns are created equal. When picking patterns I look for good fit on the samples in the photos, good reviews from other makers/bloggers and the ease of use of the pattern when I am trying out a new brand.
To help you shortcut to some brands I love if you are new to dressmaking, or to maybe introduce you to some new brands if you are an old hand, here is a list of brands that I have tried and am a big fan of to get you started.
Many of the brands that offer printed patterns are also available from independent fabric stores too so be sure to check the shops and websites of your favourites stores too.
McCalls, Vogue, Butterick and Kwik Sew are available from one site: https://mccall.com/
Simplicity, NewLook and Burda Style are available from one site: https://www.simplicity.com/
Avid Seamstress: https://theavidseamstress.co.uk
Colette Patterns: https://www.colettepatterns.com
Deer & Doe: https://deer-and-doe.com
Fine Motor Skills: http://fine-motor-skills.blogspot.com
Friday Pattern Company: https://fridaypatterncompany.com/
Grainline Studios: https://grainlinestudio.com/
Itch to Stitch*: https://itch-to-stitch.com/
Liesl & Co: https://www.lieslandco.com/
Made to Sew: https://madetosew.com/
Marilla Walker: https://www.marillawalkerpatterns.com/
Merchant and Mills: https://merchantandmills.com/patterns/
Nina Lee: https://www.ninalee.co.uk/
Orange Lingerie: https://orange-lingerie.com/
Pattern Scout: https://www.patternscoutstudio.com/
Rebecca Page: https://rebecca-page.com/
Sew Different: https://sewdifferent.co.uk/shop/
Sew House Seven: https://sewhouse7.com/
Sew Liberated: https://sewliberated.com/products
Sew Over It: https://sewoverit.co.uk/
Sew Sweetness (Bags): https://sewsweetness.com/
Sew Wardrobe: https://www.sewwardrobe.co.uk/
Simple Sew: https://www.simplesewpatterns.com/
Style Arc: https://www.stylearc.com/
Tilly & the Buttons: https://shop.tillyandthebuttons.com/
True Bias: https://www.truebias.com/
I'm always on the look out for recommendations too so if you have any patterns from these brands that you love or other pattern brands you'd recommend then please let me know in the comments!
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