Speedy patterns 2012 : skirts, pants, jackets

It’s the final weeks of the Stitchers Guild Sewing With A Plan contest for 2012. So here are some more speedy patterns to fill the last minute gaps 😀

I’ve already posted on the quick top and dress patterns available.

Here are some patterns for skirts, pants and jackets which the pattern companies claim can be sewn in 2 hours or less.

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Skirts and pants

Few of the patterns in my previous post on quick skirts and pants are still in print.
Happily there are several to add.


Textile Studio Brussels one-seam skirt with elastic waist


Textile Studio Manhattan skirt with darts, zip, back slit, several lengths


McCall’s 5430 wrap skirt


McCall’s 6567 elastic waist skirt with various lengths and hems, there’s also a mock wrap version.


These patterns from my previous post on quick skirts are still in print :
Simplicity 2368 skirt with dirndl, mock wrap and 4 gore styles, 3 lengths.
Silhouette 2050 straight wrap skirt with darts, button closure, no vertical seams.


Butterick 5153 one-seam pants, for women, men, children, various lengths


McCall’s 6568 elastic waist pants, 3 lengths, 2 leg shapes


Silhouette 3400 yoga pants. Also webcast and DVD about using this pattern. Webcast and DVD say how to convert for wovens.


Textile Studio Soho Pant, slim fitting with darts and invisible zip.


Combination patterns

Simplicity 2414 tiered skirt + elastic waist pants


New Look 6816 for knit skirt, pants and top


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I haven’t found many new patterns for jackets, but fortunately several of the patterns mentioned in my previous posts are still in print.
Wardrobe patterns
Layers and capsules
Fast jackets

These are some to add :

McCall’s 6084 is a cascade shawl collar jacket for wovens with 4 sleeve lengths


In an e-mail Peggy Sagers says a couple of Silhouette patterns for knits can be made in an hour :

Silhouette Patterns 195 Sweater set


Silhouette Patterns 211 Nina’s top


Not so quick, but there’s a new version of the Palmer-Pletsch 8 hour jacket, McCall’s 6172.


Sadly the Butterick 4138 pattern which claims you can make a blazer in 2 hours is now out of print 😀

For outerwear, there’s McCall’s 6209 ponchos, which have a variety of shapes and necklines, not all shown here.


Still in print from previous posts :
McCall’s 2260 unlined vests
Butterick 5224 knit jackets.
McCall’s 5241 knit cascade style jacket has 3 front lengths all with the same back
Butterick 4989 cascade/ waterfall jackets
McCall’s 3448 ponchos

And nearly all the patterns in my post on fast jackets from independent designers are still in print.

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This year the focus of the Stitchers Guild Sewing With A Plan contest is Tried ‘N True patterns you can use repeatedly to make clothes that work well for you.
Would any of these speedy patterns fill that role for you ?

So have you got time to complete your SWAP wardrobe ?

23 days of SWAP left. Goodness, make one garment a day and you have time for Nancy Nix-Rice’s whole 23 item wardrobe 😀

Holiday weekend – enough time to make a ‘Core 4’ of top, jacket, skirt, pants.

Or, if you’re just missing one item for SWAP, find 15 minutes a day for the rest of the month.

Happy Sewing 😀

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(P.S. here are free patterns for ultra-quick skirts and pants.)

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Patterns and links available April 2012

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2 Comments on “Speedy patterns 2012 : skirts, pants, jackets”

  1. Cathy Says:

    I always enjoy your wardrobe posts. I’ve recently notice I need a change in style and possibly colors. After my current project, I’m going to start on a SWAP wardrobe. Thanks for all the tips!

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