Sunday, 15 February 2015

Sewing pattern for Patience SSP-008

Here's something very easy to sew.  I started out with a simple tights pattern, but have added options for leggings, shorts, stockings and socks too.   There are two pattern pieces for each garment, one for 4-way stretch jersey, and one for 2-way stretch jersey.

They're also no-elastic, so if you don't happen to have anything appropriate and you want a quick pair of tights etc to finish off an outfit, these are for you.  If, like me, you like the look of lingerie elastic at the tops of stockings, or around a tights waistband, there is an option to do this contained in the instructions.

In my Etsy store:

Or right here on my blog:

Patience looks very cute in these.  :)




And stockings. I used elastic for mine, but you don't have to.

You can also make little shorts, but I've made around 12 items whilst working out this pattern and have run out of steam.  I'm sure I'll get around to making some though, they would look cute peeping out from under a short skirt, especially with some stretchy lace around the legs.

patience wilde pattern

Jersey fabric varies in stretch, but I've included a guide to help you sort out your single jersey from your rib jersey; and what properties to look out for in the stretch.

Next, I'm planning a retro 70's style outfit, also for Patience.  Looking forward to that!



  1. Ooooh retro sounds fun! :)

    1. Yup, I'm thinking groovy flared pants, a top with frilled sleeves, a waistcoat; topped off with a Bakersboy hat. :)

  2. Ooh we like those socks and I like the sound of the 70s outfit...and a purple velvet hat (I'm remembering my Donny Osmond obsession from the 70s now!!! )My Patience tribe are asking if you could do some hats (yes I know I could knit or crochet them lol!) but they like the idea of a hat or beret and I said if they were good I'd ask.. The leotard pattern is fab - have started the dungarees but have stupid cold and I can't concentrate today so have had to stop!!!

    1. I always associate purple socks with Donny Osmond, lol. I'm attempting to do the outfit in purple, but I have no velvet, so it will be a sort of tie dye effect, I think. I'm definitely doing the Bakersboy hat though, it could also be a beret if you didn't use the peak... which I'll add to the pattern, because I like my things to be versatile.

      I know how it is when concentration is lacking! But looking forward to seeing the dungarees when you can manage it.


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