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From our community:

After spending the longest time searching for the perfect button down shirt pattern, I finally found the Classic Shirt and it is amazing. The detailed instructions and wonderfully marked pattern pieces made for such a pleasant experience that I am planning to make a few more of these.


The Worker Trousers are the EXACT trousers I was looking for! Beautiful shape, nicely high waisted, great butt fit, with the perfect tapered leg that looks great either plain or cuffed.


This is the first time I’ve ever made myself an item of clothing and I couldn’t be happier. I have already made two Frida shirts and I have fabric for another. I definitely needed the video tutorial but I found it straight forward and really enjoyed every step of the process.


As soon as this pattern came out I knew I had to make the Daphne Trousers. I’m so happy with the result, the pattern is amazing and fits so well without having to make tonnes of adjustments. They are also really comfortable, I can ride my bike in them or relax on the sofa.


I am in the process of making my second MS Over Shirt and fall more and more in love with the pattern with every step. Challenging but beautiful. Worth every stitch unpicked and notch drawn!


I have been searching for a good shirt pattern for a while and the Unisex Shirt is excellent. I have learned a lot to improve my sewing during the construction process, which has given me more confidence with sewing shirts in the future. I have received compliments every time I’ve worn my shirt. Highly recommend this pattern!


I loved the Frida Workshop. I learned so many different techniques and I found Hetty's instructions to be really clear and thorough - at no point during the workshop was I confused about how to complete the next step. I'm really pleased with my final garment and can't wait to start wearing it!


I'm really very impressed with the Worker Trouser pattern. I made no adjustments, a straight size 10 in lightweight denim and I love them. They went together perfectly, instructions easy to follow and are really comfy - they will definitely be my most worn trousers this spring.


Another brilliant pattern from The Modern Sewing Co.. The Frida Shirt is a lovely blouse, simple to put together and I’m planning more. This is the second pattern I’ve tried and they are faultless, highly recommended.