NEW! Introducing Capital Chic Outfit Designer January 16 2017

I'm very excited to be unveiling a new feature on our website today: Capital Chic Outfit Designer!

The idea behind Outfit Designer is to help you plan your sewing projects using Capital Chic patterns - you can select any dress, shirt or skirt (or any combination of the separates) from either of our collections and choose a colour or upload a photo of some fabric from your stash to create an illustration of how it will look. Click here to try it out.

Capital Chic Outfit Designer


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NEW PATTERNS ALERT! Winter 2016 Collection launches today November 18 2016

It's pattern launch day! I'm so excited to show you what I've been working on for the Winter 2016 collection. I know it's been a while coming, so thanks for sticking with me for this long!

Anyway, there are four new patterns in this collection...

Firstly there is a shirt/shirt dress I have named Cuba Libre. This one came about because I wanted a classic blousy silk shirt and couldn't find a pattern I liked. Most shirt patterns I found were very slim fitting and I wanted something much looser to balance out the very fitted high waisted pencil skirts that I think work well on my figure. So here's the result - Cuba Libre is super-loose with pockets and pocket flaps on the front, a nice big collar with a collar stand and proper cuffs with tower plackets.

Capital Chic Cuba Libre


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Hello World! June 26 2014

Hello and welcome to the brand new Capital Chic Patterns blog!

On the blog over the coming weeks I'll be sharing all sorts of things to do with patterns. I'm planning sewalongs, pattern hack tutorials, sewing tips, a showcase of Capital Chic designs that have been made up in the wild, and a lot more. If that sort of thing is your bag, then why not subscribe to our RSS feed here to make sure you don't miss a thing?