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By Oda Stormoen and Kristin Vaag, Sew Your Own Scadi Wardrobe in hardback, 224 pages, dimensions: 25cm x 20cm.

Details: The best garments in your wardrobe are ones you want to wear over and over again. Clothes that fit well, make you feel comfortable and confident and reflect who you are.

Featuring 18 designs in sizes US2-18/UK6-22/EU34-50 and PDF patterns, Sew Your Own Scandi Wardrobe will show you how to sew classic garments.

The core designs can be combined to form a multitude of outfits, that can be worn for everyday life as well as special occasions. Take the patterns further with suggestions on adjustments and variations that enable you to create and design garments that suit your unique style.

Packed with stunning fashion photography, Sew Your Own Scandi Wardrobe will inspire and offer you techniques and tips for easy ways to get started and succeed with sewing, both as a beginner and advanced sewer.

Overview of the garments: The book features a collection of designs that together make up what the designers believe is a complete basic wardrobe, including key garments & accessories that can be used all year round. 

The pattern sheets: This book includes PDF pattern sheets, which can be downloaded. The base patterns can be used to sew a variety of different garments and be combined in different ways.

Pattern pieces included as PDF downloads are:

  • Straight top:    front piece, back piece, sleeve, shirt collar
  • Fitted top:        front piece, back piece, sleeve
  • Jacket:              front piece, back piece, collar, sleeve, pocket, pocket flap
  • Skirt:                  front piece, back piece
  • Trousers:          front piece, back piece
  • Swimsuit:         front piece, back piece
  • Baguette bag: side piece, bottom, ring tab, handle
  • Other pieces:  waistband, cuff, fly facing, fly flap

For instance, the straight top can be lengthened to make the everyday dress, and the fitted top can be combine with the skirt and extended to make the wrap dress, or combine with the trousers to make the jumpsuit.

The sewing instructions describe which pieces are needed from the specific garment. Guidance is provided on how to modify the pattern pieces, with variations such as different sleeve styles, necklines, collars and lengths. Each pattern piece is graded in sizes and the pattern sheets feature colour-coded lines for each size. All pattern pieces include a 1cm (3/8in) seam allowance.

Skill Level: Suitable for a beginner to advanced skill level.

Photo credits: Ida Bjørvik

Published by: Hardie Grant - Quadrille

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