Breaking the Pattern


Breaking the Pattern – a modern way to sew offers a modern approach to dressmaking, showcasing the true beauty of clean-cut Scandinavian style.

Designed for the trend-conscious, this book equips you with the tools to create a coherent capsule wardrobe – complete with an enticing collection of 20 timeless garments that are easy to make, wear and combine.

Gradually improve your expertise throughout the book, with new techniques introduced project by project – from tote to coat. Test your abilities by stitching up a classic white tee or jersey tunic before moving on to craft your perfect pair of jeans.

Breaking the Pattern includes six full-size pattern sheets ranging from UK size 6 to 22 / US size 2 to 18 / EUR size 34 to 50, with information on measuring yourself and finding the perfect fit.

The Finnish sewing duo behind the indie pattern label Named, Laura and Saara Huhta help you to build your sewing repertoire and grow in confidence as you further design, alter and modify your makes.

Sizes: UK 6 – 22 / US 2 – 18 / EUR 34 – 50

Language: English
Also available in Finnish and Dutch!


  • Nummi bag
  • Sade blouse and tunic
  • Rae pants
  • Utu skirt and pinafore
  • Ruska dress, T-shirt, tunic and knot dress
  • Solina dress, jumpsuit and top
  • Saraste blouse, shirt dress and top
  • Kaste cocktail dress and butterfly sleeve dress
  • Palo jeans
  • Halla coat

The patterns include all seam allowances, which are 1 cm/ 3/8″, unless otherwise marked on the pattern
Includes instructions for downloading PDF patterns

Shipping cost for the book:
Finland & Europe – 13 €
Rest of the world – 19 €

Signed by the authors!


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