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we're making patterns!

It's been a longtime dream of our team to create our own home sewing patterns and we are SO excited to be finally developing our very own range. Make by TFS has evolved from our desire to encourage as many people as possible to sew their own clothing, a natural extension of our sustainable and ethical business values and our design-driven philosophy. Our patterns are created end-to-end by our small Auckland-based team and are available as PDF downloads from our Online Store initially. We'll begin to explore options to provide printed hardcopy patterns as Make by TFS grows!

teddy dress

Our Teddy Dress is a playful every-day knit dress pattern, designed to suit a variety of knit fabrics for all seasons, including our ZQ Premium Merino jersey. It features a wide straight oversized fit in the bodice with a dropped shoulder, in-seam pockets and a generously gathered skirt. The skirt has subtle paneling to allow for maximised fabric yield. The hem sits just below the knees and can be made up sleeveless or with long slim sleeves.

The Teddy Dress is available now as PDF download via our Online Store only. Have a question about this pattern? Get in touch by emailing patterns@thefabricstore.co.nz

Makeby TFS Teddy Dress
Makeby TFS Mabel Dress

mabel dress

Mabel is a simple every-day knit dress pattern, designed to suit a variety of knit fabrics for all seasons, including our ZQ Premium Merino jersey. It features a casual straight fit in the bust and shoulder through to a subtle A-line swing in the body, with in-seam pockets. The hem and sleeves are provided at full length with shorten/lengthening options.

The Mabel Dress is available now as PDF download via our Online Store only. Have a question about this pattern? Get in touch by emailing patterns@thefabricstore.co.nz

bloom shirt + dress

Meet the Bloom Shirt + Dress! A modern take on a classic button-down shirt, with a shirt and dress view, as well as three collar options, and is designed to compliment your existing wardrobe. It features a casual a-line shape with a subtle swing through the body, a back yoke, front button placket and patch pocket, collar and stand, and long sleeves with button cuffs and placket. The Dress view also features side seam pockets and a deep hem. There are three collar options, which can be matched to both the shirt and dress views. Collar option 1 is a classic pointed collar and stand. Collar option 2 is a half penny collar and stand. Collar option 3 is an exaggerated box pleated collar with a narrow stand. The pattern also offers a sleeve length shorting indication line, if you wish to customise for each season!

The Bloom Shirt + Dress is available now as PDF download via our Online Store only. Have a question about this pattern? Get in touch by emailing patterns@thefabricstore.co.nz

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cass pant

The Cass Pant is a modern take on a classic pleat front trouser and is designed to compliment your existing wardrobe. This style of trouser pairs nicely with merino tops and button-down shirts. It features a casual mid-rise, zip fly front with internal button tab closure, belt loops, side angled pockets, two rear jet pockets, and a wide leg with a subtle taper and deep hem at the ankle. Cass comes as a single view, and you can lengthen or shorten the leg as you wish!

The Cass Pant is available now as PDF download via our Online Store only. Have a question about this pattern? Get in touch by emailing patterns@thefabricstore.co.nz

august skirt

The August Skirt is a classic pleat skirt and is designed to compliment your existing wardrobe. This style of skirt pairs well with merino tops and button-down shirts. It features a voluminous a-line skirt with waistband at mid-waist, side pockets, centre back invisible zip and button closure and a deep turned back hem. August comes with a single view, and you may lengthen or shorten the hem as you wish.

The August Skirt is available now as PDF download via our Online Store only. Have a question about this pattern? Get in touch by emailing patterns@thefabricstore.co.nz

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fog tee

The Fog Tee is a simple every-day knit top pattern, designed to compliment your existing wardrobe and easy to pair with our Make by TFS skirt and pant patterns. It features a casual straight fit through the body and slim sleeves, with two neckline views. View A features a high-cut boat neck and View B features a classic round crew neck. The Fog Tee pattern offers full, three-quarter and short sleeve length indications, if you wish to customise for each season!

The Fog Tee is available now as PDF download via our Online Store only. Have a question about this pattern? Get in touch by emailing patterns@thefabricstore.co.nz

lucie robe

Lucie is a modern, full-length, oversized robe with a generous front wrap and considered detailing. Lucie is our very first pattern and is a simple style, designed to lounge in at home, throw over swimwear at the beach, or pair with sandals in the summer as a wrap-style dress! 

Lucie features a rectangular sleeve, elongated collar, turned-back hems, a removable waist tie, and side seam pockets. It is designed to finish between calf and ankle but can be easily shortened or lengthened if desired. Lucie comes in sizes A, B and C, please refer to the size chart online for details. The pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner sewist, with just a little sewing experience and sewing machine knowledge required! 

The Lucie Robe is available now as PDF download via our Online Store only. Have a question about this pattern? Get in touch by emailing patterns@thefabricstore.co.nz

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sew-along with us

Need a little help? Follow our Sew-Alongs on the blog for a comprehensive 'how to' sew your garments at home! We're adding to these weekly, so if the pattern you are sewing isn't up yet, it will be soon!

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