About the Patterns

About the Patterns - Overview of the Stitchmaiden Pattern Specifics : Seam Allowances, Layers, Mix&Match Design, Construction Lines and Illustrated Instructions

All our patterns are digital PDF files and can be printed out with your regular home printer. After your purchase, the digital patterns are automatically sent to the email address you have provided, where you can download them by clicking on the download link. You can also find the download link on the order confirmation page once it has been paid for.

If your pattern is not in your inbox, you may find it in your spam folder. Please also take care to always ensure that you enter the correct email address with your order.


This means you get the PDF pattern almost immediately!

If you have a Stitchmaiden Account, all digital products you purchase are automatically saved on your account and can be downloaded at any time.


What's included

1 PDF - Sewing Instructions

1 PDF - A4/US Letter Pattern with seam allowances

1 PDF - A4/US Letter Pattern no seam allowances

1 PDF - A0 Pattern with seam allowances

1 PDF - A0 Pattern no seam allowances

All Stitchmaiden patterns come in two file versions, one that includes seam allowances, which are 1 cm (3/8”) unless otherwise stated on the pattern or in the instructions and one version without seam allowances, so you can add your own. 

When using the file with seam allowances, you don't have to add seam allowances themselves - more comfort for you!

Instructions file

About the Patterns - Overview of Sewing Instruction Pages

Heart of our Sewing Pattern is the instruction file with a step by step written and illustrated sewing tutorial.

The instruction file also contains a how to use the pattern page, a size guide with measurement instructions, a printing guide, a pattern overview page, required amounts of fabric and other materials, basic workmanship information on how to prepare your materials, mark your pieces and sew, as well as cutting plans for different sizes and fabric widths.

If desired, the instructions can be printed on any home printer in all standard paper sizes. However, to save paper, we recommend not printing the instructions.

Pattern files

About the Patterns - All PDF Sewing Patterns of Stitchmaiden are layered with sizes

Both pattern files are layered, meaning that you can print the pattern in your desired size by hiding the other sizes. Instructions on how to use layered pattern files can be found in the sewing instruction file.

All Stitchmaiden patterns are layered! Always print your size only for a clutterfree sewing experience.

The pattern pieces have been organized separately on the sheet so that they can be cut directly from it - no tracing onto tracing paper needed.

A4 - The home-printable pattern file can be printed on any home printer and is suitable for all standard paper sizes, A4 and US Letter. After they have been printed, the sheets are put together with tape to form a complete pattern.

The copy-shop file is intended to be printed at a print/copy shop in A0 size.

The 'copy-shop' file is designed to be printed on A0 sheets and can be sent to virtually any print shop for printing. The printed pattern is then taped together in the same way as a home-printed pattern.

Stitchmaiden Pattern Specifics

Stitchmaiden Pattern Specifics

Mix&Match Design

Choose your style: This pattern has multiple versions in one pattern. Mix and match different sleeves, bodices, skirts and collars given in the pattern. Combine as you like to create a unique design that suits your style best.

Seam Allowances

Choose if you want to use our file with or without seam allowances.


Illustrated Instructions

Step by Step illustrated diagram tutorial for construction, easy to follow and to understand

Construction Lines

Change the design, length or fit to your measurements. This pattern is easy to follow and you can personalize it with our construction lines included in the pattern.

Video Tutorial

To better understand the sewing process, we provide sewing tutorials as video in addition to the written instruction.


This pattern is designed with layers so you can only print your size, unchecking unnecesary sized in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

All our patterns are designed and produced with love in our hometowns in Germany.

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