Scandinavian fashion has long been admired for its stylish and clean-lined cuts and aesthetic. Breaking the Pattern is the first authentic dressmaking book that showcases the beauty of Scandinavian style.
Complete with stunning photography, clear illustrations and instructions, this book shows you how to create a coherent capsule wardrobe – complete with a collection of 10 garments that are easy to make, wear and combine with each other.
The Finnish sewing duo behind the dressmaking fashion label Named, Laura and Saara offer up an enticing selection of tops, dresses, skirts, and trousers for the modern seamstress. You will build your skills as you work through the book and with plenty of variations suggested for each garment, there’s lots of room for you to add your own personal touches and quirks to each design.
Taking you beyond the patterns featured in this book, Breaking the Pattern will inspire you not only to build your sewing repertoire but also to grow in confidence with your own sewing.
Ten full-size pattern sheets are included in this neat package. The patterns are in a range of sizes from UK sizes 8 to 20, with concise information on measuring yourself and finding the perfect fit.
About the Authors
Named Clothing is a Finnish indie fashion label initiated by sisters and designers Saara and Laura Huhta, founded in August 2013. They now launch two eagerly anticipated collections a year, with the aim of bringing a new perspective to making your own clothes and supporting ethical and ecological concerns in reaction to the fast fashion industry. The brand's popularity has grown over the four years as they have solidly established themselves within the UK dressmaking community.