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Pattern Favourites: Essential Separates

It certainly seems like jumpsuits and flowy dresses are must-haves at the moment, but let’s not forget about separates! Tops, shirts, trousers, and skirts are also unmissable in *most* wardrobes. Today we want to focus on patterns that can be combined in multiple ways so you can create lots of different outfits. Perfect if you want to have a cohesive wardrobe that works well for you and your lifestyle.


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Pattern: Simplicity 9133.

Let’s start with a simple top, with or without sleeves. Either worn loosely over a skirt or trousers, or tucked in, a top like Simplicity 9133 is a must-have. It’s a pattern that you’ll use over and over again as it comes with a round, square, or V neckline.

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Pattern: McCall’s 8115.

McCall’s 8115 is a very on-trend faux wrap top. It features grown on sleeves, a curved front seam, and an elasticated back seam. Choose from sleeve lengths and different hem variations.

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Pattern: Simplicity 9108.

Easy to combine with skirts and trousers, Simplicity 9108 is a beautiful top that is easy to dress up or down. The cuffs on the long sleeves are a great detail, as is the option to make a matching neck scarf.

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Pattern: Vogue 1678.

YES to a nicely fitted, one of a kind shirt! Vogue 1678 has a collar and collar band, an asymmetrical button closure, and it comes with two length variations.


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Pattern: Vogue 9302.

A nice pair of classy trousers is a wardrobe essential all year round. These fabulous straight legged trousers include a waistband, pockets (!), front pleats, a side zipper closure, and different length variations. What more could you wish for?!

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Pattern: McCall’s 8099.

McCall’s 8099 comes with 3 amazing trouser variations, which is great for mixing and matching lots of different garments. The pattern includes a pair of shorts with an elasticated waistband, and trousers with side front pockets. Go for: a side seam ribbon trim, and pleated pockets with flaps, or go for: pleated pockets and an elasticated hem.

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Pattern: McCall’s 8098.

The look of a gorgeous gathered skirt, and the functionality of a pair of trousers – no flashing knickers here! McCall’s 8098 is bang on-trend, and it comes with different ruffle and flounce options for you to choose from.



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Pattern: Simplicity 9123.

Simplicity 9123 is a three-quarter circle skirt which easy to sew, and you could wear this with all of the tops mentioned at the beginning of this blog post. Make the skirt with or without waistband and choose from 2 different lengths.

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Pattern: Simplicity 9109.

The great thing about a gathered wrap skirt like Simplicity 9109 is that you can wear it in so many different ways. Just dress it up with a nice shirt, paired with heels or nice sandals, or down with a simple top and sneakers.


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Pattern: Vogue 1703.

Vogue 1703 is a loose fitting, lined skirt with a beautiful V shaped yoke. Below knee and maxi length is included. This skirt will quickly become your go-to skirt!

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