Jenni Smith Sewing Patterns - Riley Collection Top and Dress
Jenni Smith is based in Yorkshire and teaches classes in dressmaking, quilting and textile art. She aims to share her love of sewing and the endless possibilities of cloth and thread. Her patterns are for gorgeous, wearable garments that would instantly slot into your wardrobe.
This paper pattern comes with an instruction booklet and a Jenni Smith woven label. Each Jenni Smith dressmaking pattern comes with a pledge: 'We promise to make your sewing as stress free as possible. This pattern includes free access to our video tutorial, which demonstrates every process you need to complete.'
The Riley Collection includes a top and dress pattern. The dress is a loose fit but a flattering shape and can be worn with a layer beneath. It was designed with bold and exciting printed fabrics in mind for the skirt panel, to allow people to show off their personal style. The monochrome and geometric paintings of Bridget Riley inspired the original version of the dress.
It has been designed to give you a gentle start in dressmaking. It teaches you how to create darts to add shape to a garment. The sleeve is a raglan design which means it is joined across the shoulder and does not need to be set into the armhole. The neckline is wide so the garment can fit over your head eliminating the need to insert a zip or other fastening.
Fabric: Cotton, lightweight denim, chambray, boiled wool, double gauze, linen and other medium-weight fabrics will work well.
Sizes: UK 6 - 20. US 2 - 16. Europe 34 - 48.
Skill level: beginner.