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Elmira

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Skill Level Guide

We created our skill levels according to the techniques required to sew each pattern, but our patterns will teach you everything so don't be afraid to sew above your skill level!

Beginner

Beginner sewing patterns teach the most foundational sewing techniques. These patterns focus on the basics like sewing and finishing straight and curved seams, hemming, and simple shaping methods such as darts and gathers. In addition, beginner patterns omit closures, making them perfect if you are new to sewing or are looking for a quick and easy make.

Advanced Beginner

Advanced Beginner sewing patterns expand on the skills learned at the beginner level, helping you to build confidence and range as a sewer. You'll find simple knitwear projects, bias tape finishing techniques, and begin to explore closures at this skill level.

Intermediate

Intermediate level sewing patterns focus on more precision sewing. In this skill level, you'll learn specialty closures. Intermediate patterns also introduce the skills needed for simple lingerie and athletic wear projects.

Advanced Intermediate

Advanced Intermediate sewing patterns feature specialty skills and focus on exploring niche sewing. You'll find projects like swimwear, lingerie, bias-cut garments, and lined outerwear.

Advanced

Advanced sewing patterns require great precision and time investment. You'll find tailored pieces in this category with elevated details like bound buttonholes and welt pockets.

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  • Fabric & Supplies

    Lightweight to medium-weight knit fabric with at least 25% stretch, such as cotton, rayon, or polyester blends, French terry, or jersey knits.

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    All-purpose polyester sewing thread, one ballpoint sewing machine needle, two 1/4" buttons, hand-sewing needle.

    XS – 3XL

  • Sizing & Fit

    Sophie is wearing a size XS Elmira, her measurements are 30", 26".

    Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

    XS – 3XL

  • Details

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Pattern Extras

Elmira Bonus

Want to get a bit more mileage out of your favorite warm weather frocks? The Elmira wrap is ideal for warming up any outfit. Now you can make this Seamwork favorite with a center front tie for even more styling options. This cropped sweater looks great over fitted bodices like Catarina and Hazel (pictured here), and can be stitched up in a matter of hours for a quick wardrobe update.

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