The Avid Seamstress Sewing Patterns

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The Avid Seamstress

The Avid Seamstress is a London-based sewing pattern company founded by Lisa Falconer who is dedicated to helping modern women enjoy sewing and making themselves look great. Printed on high-quality pattern paper and include a step-by-step instruction booklet, along with helpful cards showing you how to take your own measurements, an easy explanation of common sewing terms as well as a useful sewing checklist. Aimed from the beginner to intermediate sewists they allow you the freedom to create easy casual outfits or more formal garments just by changing your fabric choice.

The range includes patterns for Woven and Knit fabrics and includes tops, dresses,  trousers along with coats and jackets.

Take a look at some of the patterns and the different looks you can achieve:

The Coat

Inspired by classic tailoring, The Coat pattern offers a modern twist on the woman‘s winter coat. Not only does it look fabulous but also is an easy, enjoyable make – without time-consuming tailoring – creating a slim, chic silhouette. Perfect for Boiled Wool Fabric:


Or alternatively, make it as a light-weight Spring Trench Coat in a Linen.

And you can find out more about Linen in our blog All About Linen


Dresses from the Avid Seamstress

The Avid Seamstress range has some lovely dress patterns to choose from:

The Raglan Dress

The loose-fitting Raglan is a simple, modern dress (or top) cut in an A-line silhouette with optional pockets. With optional inner and outer pockets and short or long sleeves, this pattern is so versatile. It’s suitable for light to medium weight wovens like a Linen

The Sun Dress

Linen also suits The Sun Dress A classic dress features a fitted bodice with a square neckline, wide modern straps and a button-down front. A pleated skirt with pockets offers a fun, flattering silhouette as well as comfort and practicality.

The Sun Dress is also suitable for other light to medium-weight woven fabrics such as a Chambray, Tencel or a pretty Cotton Lawn:

Linen Cotton Dress Fabric - Blue and Grey Chambray

The Day Dress


The Day Dress is so pretty! Dress it up or down to suit the occasion. With three ways of making the front bodice, your options are endless. All views have an invisible zip at the back. Have fun making this pattern out of a variety of fabrics. Perfect for light to medium weight fabrics – try it with our Ponte Roma:

Ponte Roma is perfect for all sorts of different garments and is easy to wear the whole year round as it is lovely and soft due to its viscose content. A double knit fabric – it is more stable and is less stretchy than other jerseys – so very easy to sew! It’s the ideal fabric for trousers – like these The City Trousers:

Effortlessly stylish, the City Trousers reimagine the contemporary, cigarette fit with a minimalist chic flair

And team your City Trousers with a pretty top – The Blouse pattern – Made using lightweight fabrics – Cotton Lawn and Rayon Viscose  – The Blouse is an alternative to the traditional shirt. The Blouse is made without darts and includes a button placket, collar and elasticated cuffs making it ideal for confident beginners looking to sew their first blouse.

Find our beautiful collection of Cotton Lawns and Poplins here:

Take a look at the complete range of Avid Seamstress patterns – they are multi-size UK 6 – UK 22 – there’s a pattern there for you whatever your level of sewing!

The Avid Seamstress Sewing Patterns