Making Clothes With An Overlocker:
Pattern Selection Guide

As part of the online booking system for this course, you'll be asked to select a garment to make. Below are the options we currently offer.

If you're fairly new to sewing, it's worth noting that these images usually represent just one version of the pattern, and there are normally other versions available. These might include longer/shorter sleeves, longer/shorter hem, or additional features such as pleats or gathers. 

Clicking on the pattern name or image will take you to the designer's website, where you'll find lots more information, including more photos of the garment and sizing charts. 

If you need any help choosing a pattern, feel free to get in touch.

 
 

Simpler Patterns

  STRATHCONA HENLEY (beginner version) by Thread Theory This modern, slim-fitting t-shirt pattern is a wardrobe staple that can be sewn up with a crew-neck or a 1” henley placket and long or short sleeves. It would suit both fine or medium weight knits to create either a shirt or light sweater. The sleeves and hem can be turned and hemmed or finished with bands.

 

STRATHCONA HENLEY (beginner version)
by Thread Theory

This modern, slim-fitting t-shirt pattern is a wardrobe staple that can be sewn up with a crew-neck or a 1” henley placket and long or short sleeves. It would suit both fine or medium weight knits to create either a shirt or light sweater. The sleeves and hem can be turned and hemmed or finished with bands.

COCO DRESS OR TOP by Tilly & The Buttons A year-round staple. Coco makes a great spring marinière top, summer tunic, autumn funnel neck or cosy winter dress. Designed for low-stretch knit fabrics, the classic style features a boat neckline, choice of top or dress lengths, three quarter length or long sleeves, with side splits at the hips on the top version. Make it your own with optional sixties funnel roll neck, rolled cuffs and patch pockets.

COCO DRESS OR TOP
by Tilly & The Buttons

A year-round staple. Coco makes a great spring marinière top, summer tunic, autumn funnel neck or cosy winter dress. Designed for low-stretch knit fabrics, the classic style features a boat neckline, choice of top or dress lengths, three quarter length or long sleeves, with side splits at the hips on the top version. Make it your own with optional sixties funnel roll neck, rolled cuffs and patch pockets.

LINDEN SWEATSHIRT By Grainline Studios The Linden Sweatshirt gives a modern update to the classic sweatshirt. Featuring a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, and a graceful slightly scooped neckline, this sweatshirt is perfect for fall layering. View A features long sleeves with cuffs and falls to the mid hip with a lower ribbing band while View B hits at the high hip and has short sleeves. You can also mix and match sleeve and body lengths to create multiple versions of this sweatshirt.

LINDEN SWEATSHIRT
By Grainline Studios

The Linden Sweatshirt gives a modern update to the classic sweatshirt. Featuring a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, and a graceful slightly scooped neckline, this sweatshirt is perfect for fall layering. View A features long sleeves with cuffs and falls to the mid hip with a lower ribbing band while View B hits at the high hip and has short sleeves. You can also mix and match sleeve and body lengths to create multiple versions of this sweatshirt.

CONCORD T-SHIRT by Cashmerette A t-shirt for women sized 12-28 (US) and C-cup to H-Cup.  Fully customisable and designed for curves, this knit T-Shirt is a classic wardrobe staple. Choose from three hem lengths (cropped, mid-length or long curved), three necklines (high, V-neck, or scoop), three sleeve lengths (short, medium, or long), two sleeve finishes (cuffed or hemmed), and optional sleeve tabs. 

CONCORD T-SHIRT
by Cashmerette

A t-shirt for women sized 12-28 (US) and C-cup to H-Cup. 

Fully customisable and designed for curves, this knit T-Shirt is a classic wardrobe staple. Choose from three hem lengths (cropped, mid-length or long curved), three necklines (high, V-neck, or scoop), three sleeve lengths (short, medium, or long), two sleeve finishes (cuffed or hemmed), and optional sleeve tabs. 

MABEL SKIRT by Colette Patterns Mabel is a quick, easy, and versatile skirt pattern. It is also a great introduction to sewing with knits. Because it uses heavy knit fabrics, you get all the benefits of sewing with stable wovens, along with the speed and comfort of sewing with knits. For the beginner, that translates into sure-fire results - you will successfully sew this skirt in one afternoon. And if you're more experienced, you'll take advantage of how fast this garment comes together and whip up several skirts in a day.

MABEL SKIRT
by Colette Patterns

Mabel is a quick, easy, and versatile skirt pattern. It is also a great introduction to sewing with knits. Because it uses heavy knit fabrics, you get all the benefits of sewing with stable wovens, along with the speed and comfort of sewing with knits. For the beginner, that translates into sure-fire results - you will successfully sew this skirt in one afternoon. And if you're more experienced, you'll take advantage of how fast this garment comes together and whip up several skirts in a day.

LARK TEE by Grainline A t-shirt for women sized 0-18 (US) and A-cup to B-cup.  A tee with a modern, slim fit ideal for layering. It's great on its own or under your favorite button up, sweater, or blazer. All four sleeves are interchangeable with each of the necklines resulting in 16 potential different tees in one pattern!

LARK TEE
by Grainline

A t-shirt for women sized 0-18 (US) and A-cup to B-cup. 

A tee with a modern, slim fit ideal for layering. It's great on its own or under your favorite button up, sweater, or blazer. All four sleeves are interchangeable with each of the necklines resulting in 16 potential different tees in one pattern!

PAXSON SWEATSHIRT
by Seamwork

This fitted pullover has a crew neck, waistband, and cuffed raglan sleeves. Elbow patches in leather, felt, or a woven fabric give this sweater classic appeal.

Paxson is a unisex pullover, and will become a new staple during the cooler weather. Sew it up in a French terry for a comfortable, casual look. Or try making Paxson in a luxurious wool jersey and layer it with a favourite button-up shirt.

WREN DRESS by Colette Wren is a feminine, wrap-style knit dress. Version 1 is a sleeveless dress that is perfectly suited for warmer months. The wrap bodice is embellished with a gathered neckband, and the fitted, 6-gore skirt finishes just at the knee. Version 2 offers the same wrap bodice, with the addition of short sleeves. The gathered neckband is gracefully echoed in the gathered A-line skirt. 

WREN DRESS
by Colette

Wren is a feminine, wrap-style knit dress.

Version 1 is a sleeveless dress that is perfectly suited for warmer months. The wrap bodice is embellished with a gathered neckband, and the fitted, 6-gore skirt finishes just at the knee.

Version 2 offers the same wrap bodice, with the addition of short sleeves. The gathered neckband is gracefully echoed in the gathered A-line skirt. 

More Involved Patterns

THE DRIFTLESS CARDIGAN by Grainline Studios The Driftless Cardigan drapes beautifully and has a casual, yet polished appearance. It’s the perfect cardigan for cooler temperatures throughout the year. Wear it when temperatures drop on a summer night or when it’s crisp in the autumn. This pattern features pockets and drop shoulders. View A is straight across the bottom, while View B has a split hem and is longer in the back.

THE DRIFTLESS CARDIGAN
by Grainline Studios

The Driftless Cardigan drapes beautifully and has a casual, yet polished appearance. It’s the perfect cardigan for cooler temperatures throughout the year. Wear it when temperatures drop on a summer night or when it’s crisp in the autumn. This pattern features pockets and drop shoulders. View A is straight across the bottom, while View B has a split hem and is longer in the back.

STRATHCONA (intermediate version) by Thread Theory This modern, slim-fitting t-shirt pattern is a wardrobe staple that can be sewn up with a crew-neck or a 1” henley placket and long or short sleeves. It would suit both fine or medium weight knits to create either a shirt or light sweater. The sleeves and hem can be turned and hemmed or finished with bands.

STRATHCONA (intermediate version)
by Thread Theory

This modern, slim-fitting t-shirt pattern is a wardrobe staple that can be sewn up with a crew-neck or a 1” henley placket and long or short sleeves. It would suit both fine or medium weight knits to create either a shirt or light sweater. The sleeves and hem can be turned and hemmed or finished with bands.

AGNES TOP by Tilly & The Buttons Agnes is a close-fitting jersey top, speedy to sew and simple to fit, finished with a narrow band at the neckline. Choose from long or cropped sleeves; plain or ruched sleeves; scoop neckline or ruched sweetheart neckline - eight possible combinations. 

AGNES TOP
by Tilly & The Buttons

Agnes is a close-fitting jersey top, speedy to sew and simple to fit, finished with a narrow band at the neckline. Choose from long or cropped sleeves; plain or ruched sleeves; scoop neckline or ruched sweetheart neckline - eight possible combinations. 

NEWCASTLE CARDIGAN (men only) by Thread Theory For men who would like to stay cozy but look stylish - this shawl collar cardigan can look trendy or classic depending on the fabric choice. The sweater is slim fitting with long cuffed sleeves and a flattering fold-over shawl style collar.

NEWCASTLE CARDIGAN (men only)
by Thread Theory

For men who would like to stay cozy but look stylish - this shawl collar cardigan can look trendy or classic depending on the fabric choice. The sweater is slim fitting with long cuffed sleeves and a flattering fold-over shawl style collar.

MONETA DRESS by Colette Patterns Built for both elegance and comfort, this simple knit dress works in every season and for any occasion. All three styles of Moneta dresses have a gently curved, wide neckline, a fitted bodice, and a shirred skirt with in-seam pockets. Version 1 is a sleeveless dress with a lined bodice and narrow round collar that laps at the center back. Version 2 has an unlined bodice and short sleeves, while version 3 has an unlined bodice and 3/4-length sleeves.

MONETA DRESS
by Colette Patterns

Built for both elegance and comfort, this simple knit dress works in every season and for any occasion.

All three styles of Moneta dresses have a gently curved, wide neckline, a fitted bodice, and a shirred skirt with in-seam pockets. Version 1 is a sleeveless dress with a lined bodice and narrow round collar that laps at the center back. Version 2 has an unlined bodice and short sleeves, while version 3 has an unlined bodice and 3/4-length sleeves.

MYRTLE DRESS by Colette Myrtle has a beautifully draped cowl neckline, a comfortable and figure skimming elasticised waist, and a flowing gathered skirt with in-seam pockets. The skirt of Version 1 falls just below the knee. Version 2 features adjustable button-on shoulder tabs and an above-the-knee hemline.

MYRTLE DRESS
by Colette

Myrtle has a beautifully draped cowl neckline, a comfortable and figure skimming elasticised waist, and a flowing gathered skirt with in-seam pockets.

The skirt of Version 1 falls just below the knee. Version 2 features adjustable button-on shoulder tabs and an above-the-knee hemline.

WASHINGTON DRESS by Cashmerette This classic wrap dress is designed to play up your curves with a crossover front, a built-in waist tie, and a deep V-neck. Designed by and for curvy women, the Appleton’s innovative neckband construction prevents gaping across your bust. Do a celebratory shimmy, because this bodice has you well covered!

WASHINGTON DRESS
by Cashmerette

This classic wrap dress is designed to play up your curves with a crossover front, a built-in waist tie, and a deep V-neck. Designed by and for curvy women, the Appleton’s innovative neckband construction prevents gaping across your bust. Do a celebratory shimmy, because this bodice has you well covered!

APPLETON DRESS by Cashmerette This classic wrap dress is designed to play up your curves with a crossover front, a built-in waist tie, and a deep V-neck. Designed by and for curvy women, the Appleton’s innovative neckband construction prevents gaping across your bust. Do a celebratory shimmy, because this bodice has you well covered!

APPLETON DRESS
by Cashmerette

This classic wrap dress is designed to play up your curves with a crossover front, a built-in waist tie, and a deep V-neck. Designed by and for curvy women, the Appleton’s innovative neckband construction prevents gaping across your bust. Do a celebratory shimmy, because this bodice has you well covered!