Philippa is a pattern with many looks. A fitted style with three neckline options, cap sleeve or sleeveless choices, and two skirt lengths allows you to create styles suitable for anywhere. A sharp dress for the boardroom, a 1960’s mod-inspired garment, a casual skirt for weekends, or a cute top to throw on with skinny jeans for a dinner out - your choice!
Princess seams in front and back originate from the armscye and curve to just below the hip, where they angle out to the side seam. Optional pockets are hidden within the diagonal seams joining the side panels to the lower skirts. The side panels in front and back provide great opportunities to mix and match colours or patterns.
Philippa has three neckline variations - a classic 1960’s jewel neckline, a scoop neck, or a flat collar for that nod to mod styles. The jewel and collar necklines are high at the back. The scoop neckline is scooped in front and back. All are faced for a neat finish on the inside of the garment.
Choose from cap half sleeves that follow the curves of the front and back princess seams, sleeveless, or a second sleeveless variation with slightly cut-away shoulders. All three styles are finished with a bias facing.
The top variation of Philippa finishes just below the hip - the perfect length for pairing with pencil skirts or skinny pants, and it’s semi-fitted shape also works well tucked into skirts and trousers.
The dress and skirt variations can be made in one of two lengths - mini or above the knee.
The Philippa top and dress both fasten with an invisible zipper in the centre back. The skirt fastens with a lapped zipper in centre back and a button at the waistband.
You can choose to receive the pattern in two different ways.
1. Printed Pattern with PDF Instructions - This pattern will be printed and dispatched to you once you have placed your order. It will contain the A0 Pages for the pattern and it will be dispatched in a clear polythene cover to keep it safe. You will be able to download the instructions file as a PDF at the end of the transaction.
2. Printed Pattern with Printed Instructions - For £2.00 more we will print the A0 Pattern pages and the A4 instructions for you and they will be dispatched in a clear polythene cover to keep it safe.
All of our printed patterns are sent via Royal Mail 1st class post.