Free Sewing Patterns for Suiting Fabrics that Aren't Just Boring Suits

Posted on December 9, 2020 by Lee Norris

Despite its name, suiting can be a surprisingly versatile fabric. When making a real suit, you'll often add layers of structure to the garment, such as interfacing, interlining, pads, and regular lining. Because of this, a lot of suiting fabrics are lightweight and fluid, making them terrific for dresses and pants. Similarly, you can even bulk them up to be used for winter coats!

The pants shown above were created with Mood's free Nasrin Pants pattern, with just a couple alterations. The short and slightly flared flood silhouette is coming back in a major way, so this version was trimmed to have a 25" inseam, with a flare beginning just below the knee. I also moved the invisible zipper to the center back, instead of the side seam.

Let's take a look at some more quick and easy downloadable free sewing patterns that are perfect for your favorite suiting!

Obviously suits often include pants, so you can always go with a traditional pair of trousers. With many suitings though, you can also think a bit outside the box with pleated wide leg silhouettes or paperbag waists!

The Aster Pants

The Aster Pants

Showcasing a high waist, accentuated by two pleats, our Aster Pants are so adorably chic, they’re wearable for both business and pleasure! Download them here!

The Primrose Pants

The Primrose Pants

I’m in love with the over-sized patch pockets, and the back faux welt pockets add such a stylish detail. Download them here!

You may not immediately think 'blouse' when looking at a suiting fabric, but with its light weight and fluid drape, many suitings would be ideal for simple wrap tops!

The Tecoma Blouse

The Tecoma Blouse

 

The Tecoma Blouse free sewing pattern drips with luxury and sophistication while remaining easy to wear, style, and lounge in.  Download it here!

The Wilder Top

The Wilder Top

We’ve created the Wilder Top with a slightly batwing silhouette and no pesky closures. Simply tie this on over your favorite pair of jeans for an adorable look that can easily transition into this summer with lightweight fabrics like linen or voile. Download it here!

Your typical office wear dresses aside, there are a lot of cute options when it comes to dress patterns and so many of them would look equally adorable in a plaid suiting!

The Calanthe Dress

The Calanthe Dress

 

The Calanthe Dress features contrast cuffs, a patch pocket and a paneled belt, all perfect for piecing together on a small leather hide or two. Download it here!

The Mallow Dress

The Mallow Dress

The Mallow Dress free sewing pattern is everything you need to complete your warm-weather wardrobe and transition into the next season. This belted faux wrap dress is sleek, sexy, and comfort all rolled into one look! Download it here!

The Allium Dress

The Allium Dress

While we didn’t get the Roaring Twenties revival we wanted, we are seeing a resurgence of some of its fashion. Drop waist silhouettes are making a comeback in a major way, and while they can be tricky to wear, they are a great option when you want to let your fabric take the spotlight. Download it here!

The Cypress Dress

The Cypress Dress

 

 

The perfect shirtdress - a classic sheath silhouette that has endless possibilities! Download it here!

It may be a bit ambitious to do a full coat from a suiting (although definitely possible), but my thoughts are leading me toward a Burberry inspired trench with plaid suiting details and lining. How about a reversible cape with tartan suiting on one side for some serious Outlander vibes? My wardrobe needs this now...

The Ivy Trench

The Ivy Trench

Mood Fabrics’ Ivy Trench free sewing pattern is the perfect way to make a statement when you are ready to get back out into the world! This is not your ordinary trench coat. This beauty comes complete with removable sleeves and rain-guard, perfect for those unpredictable spring days. Download it here!

The Winterberry Cape

The Winterberry Cape

 

With a full silhouette that sweeps the ankles, The Winterberry Cape free sewing pattern fulfills all of my winter needs perfectly. Made here in a quality wool cashmere and luxe charmeuse lining, this pattern would look equally stunning in anything from tweed to velvet! Download it here!

What's your favorite project you've sewn with a suiting fabric? Let me know in the comments!

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