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Time To Get Romantic - Perfect Sewing Patterns For Date Night

Posted on February 08 2023

Love is in the air and it's time to get date night ready! But what to wear?

If you’re looking for the perfect outfit to keep it cas’ yet chic, then we've got just the sewing patterns you need! From dresses and coats, to jeans and jackets - here are a handful of simple sewing patterns to get you ready for romance.

First Date

You’ve been asked out on a first date and want to look effortlessly fabulous, so what should you wear? We've got just the ticket. Say hello to the Angelica Dress. A tiered, long-length dress that pairs fabulously with boots and trainers - and even better with sandals come the Summer months.

We’ve paired the Angelica with one of our Stitching Me Softly Chunky Necklace Kits - both a fabulous accessory, and a fabulous V-Day gift!


Angelica dress on a mannequin with shoes, bag and necklace


Mate Date

Are you spending the day with your bezzies this Valentine’s? Then we’ve got you covered for a cool yet comfy outfit, that will take you from the pubs to the clubs. 

Our fabulous Emelia Dress is another simple sew. With its feature pleat at the centre front and tie cuffs at the sleeves, this dress boasts understated flair! 

We’ve paired the Emelia with a customer favourite - our Gertrude Jacket. A stylish, boxy jacket which goes with everything. Aimed at confident sewers, the Gertrude is the perfect pattern to learn how to sew denims and add hardware to your makes (we offer a sew along tutorial video too if you need that extra bit of help!).


The Emelia dress in red with dark denim jacket over the top


Coffee Date

If you’re more of a let’s-grab-a-coffee-first-date kinda gal, then this dress is for you. Our Cordelia Jersey Dress is both comfy and flattering. This pattern offers three different sleeve options, allowing you to create the dress exactly how you like it. Plus, its little twist at the front empire seam and gentle gathers that fall gracefully down the front, will let you feel confident and at ease… so you can concentrate on staring over your cappuccino... lovingly into your new beau’s eyes.


The Cordelia dress on a mannequin with handbag


Last Minute Date

Did you forget that Valentine’s Day is next week? Then this is the ideal outfit for you. 

We’ve partnered our Duchess Jeans (a classic for any wardrobe), with our Iris Top and Bianca Coat. In this outfit, you will be ready for any V-Day activities you may (or may not) have planned. Museums? The Cinema? The Zoo? No problem! The cute frills along the vertical princess seams give this outfit a bit of pizzazz, without being too overdressed for your stroll around your local art gallery. And for warmth and style, we’ve added our Bianca Coat. Simple, elegant and stylish. What more could you ask for from a coat?


Red coat, jeans and tops hung on a black wardrobe rail


Dinner Date

For those of you who have had their restaurant reservations penned (not pencilled!) in their diaries for the last month… We've put together a gorgeous and elegant outfit which will wow the crowds.

Our Helena Dress pattern offers comfort and style - the perfect combo for wine pairing a 5-course meal. The Helena offers beautiful and delicate details with its curved yoke, anchoring the gorgeous front pin-tucks. Fancy taking it up a notch? Then why not hack these pin-tucks into full length pleats for a more stand-out look. 

Throw on a Bianca Wrap-around Coat and A Stitching Me Softly Necklace (this one is crocheted!) and you are ready to be wined and dined.

Berry pink biance wrap dress on mannequin


Theatre Date

For those of you taking to the arts on date night, we’ve coupled the lovely Imogen Dress with the sophisticated, yet cosy Winter Coat from Jules’ Sewing For The Soul Book, and our Greta Gilet (you never know how cold it will be in the theatre!). 

The Imogen Dress is a simple, everyday dress with modest raglan sleeves. But, throw some fabulous prints and colours at this pattern and you’ve got yourself an effortlessly, high-fashion dress, that will take you everywhere. Our Greta Gilet can also be made into a jacket (with or without a collar) and is the ideal additional layer to whip on under your coat for that extra layer of warmth.

Jacket and dress hung on a black clothe's rail



Anniversary Date

The last look of our date night edit had to be our anniversary look. Whether it’s the anniversary of your first date or your wedding day, this outfit will get you feeling loved up and ready for romance. The Jessica Long Sleeve Hack, paired with The Gertrude and Bianca Coat is our favourite combo. 

The Jessica is a gloriously easy-to-sew and easy-to-wear smock dress (perfect for being swirled in, on the dance floor!). Wear with tights and boots or maybe a strappy shoe and you are ready for a night of dancing. We’ve even hacked this hack with a simple frill along the bottom of the bodice - perfect for that extra bit of sass.

Jessica dress, red coat and jacket hung on black clothes rail


So that’s it for our Valentine’s looks this year. What patterns will you be wearing for your day of love?


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